150 Alumni Stories

  • “My motivation was to help people”

    Ministerialdirigent ret. Wolfram Ruhenstroth-Bauer

    “My motivation was to help people”

  • “I have gained both a research partner and a friend“

    TUM Ambassador Subhasis Chaudhuri

    “I have gained both a research partner and a friend“

    Subhasis Chaudhuri enjoys being a guest at TUM. Here, the top researcher in the field of image processing has been able to significantly expand the scope of his pioneering work. Thanks to his research, it will probably soon be possible to touch virtual objects.

  • „We each hold the future in our hands“

    Alumni Donors Evelyn Albrecht-Goepfert and Arnd Albrecht

    „We each hold the future in our hands“

    Evelyn Albrecht-Goepfert and Arnd Albrecht met at Campus Garching during their studies. For them, TUM is the cornerstone of their extraordinary professional success. Here they both learnt to consistently put their visions into action.

  • “I am the first one to hold a doctorate in my family”

    Incrementality Specialist Christina Strobel

    “I am the first one to hold a doctorate in my family”

    Initially, a career in academics was not of interest for TUM Alumni Christina Strobel. At TUM she only wanted to consolidate her education in business administration. But then she discovered experimental research in economics for herself.

  • “I have entered the interior of the molecules”

    Nobel Laureate Robert Huber

    “I have entered the interior of the molecules”

    At TUM, Robert Huber has found his life's passion: Crystallography. For his research he received the Nobel Prize. Among other things, it is of central value for the development of vitally important pharmaceuticals.

  • “I am grateful to TUM by conviction”

    TUM Honorary Senator and University Donor Gallus Rehm

    “I am grateful to TUM by conviction”

    TUM Alumni Gallus Rehm dedicated his life to the art of Civil Engineering with unabated curiosity and fascination. With his innovative ideas he has made a significant contribution to the reputation of his alma mater. Now he has also been honoured with an Order of the Holy See.

  • “Space is my passion”

    Aerospace Engineer Maria Grulich

    “Space is my passion”

    TUM Alumna Maria Grulich has only recently completed her studies but has already worked for the most important space agencies. With an international crew, she recently carried out a simulated Mars mission.

  • “My family has always been my counterbalance“

    Chairman of the BMW Supervisory Board Norbert Reithofer

    “My family has always been my counterbalance“

    TUM Alumni Norbert Reithofer joined BMW after his doctorate at TUM in a management position and learnt to be a manager 'on the job'. The current Chairman of the Supervisory Board has a clear idea of what makes managers and companies successful.

  • “TUM is a wonderful place for interdisciplinary research”

    TUM Ambassador Anca Muscholl

    “TUM is a wonderful place for interdisciplinary research”

    With her algorithms TUM Ambassador Anca Muscholl wants to make software better and more secure. Thanks to the research experience she has gained at TUM, she feels well prepared for this future-oriented task.

  • “I am interested in the questions that lie in between the different topics”

    Architect Lavinia Herzog

    “I am interested in the questions that lie in between the different topics”

  • “My dream is to establish new strategies for prevention”

    Physician-in-training Jacqueline Lammert

    “My dream is to establish new strategies for prevention”

    It was at TUM that PhD student Jacqueline Lammert discovered her passion for clinical research. In her work, she wants to make an important contribution towards advancing breast cancer research.

  • “We are challenging each other”

    Mentoring Tandem Dominik von Au and Moritz Kagerer

    “We are challenging each other”

    If TUM Alumni Dominik von Au and his mentee Moritz Kagerer were race drivers, they would most certainly be at the front of the field. The determination they both have with regard to their careers is remarkable. In their mentoring partnership this is mutually beneficial.

  • “Learning has to be fun“

    Chemist Fun Man Fung

    “Learning has to be fun“

    Fun Man Fung completed his Master in Industrial Chemistry at TUM Asia. He was delighted to find passionate professors from all over the world there. Today he teaches at the university himself and uses technology-based methods to make teaching truly sustainable.

  • “Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained”

    Mentoring Tandem Thomas Briegel and Paul Kaiser

    “Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained”

    Mentor and TUM Alumni Thomas Briegel and student and mentee Paul Kaiser are both bursting with energy and willingness to take risks. Both successfully run their own companies. In the mentorship they talk shop on equal terms.

  • “As a data scientist, I can realize my full potential.”

    Data Scientist Laura-Luisa Velikonja

    “As a data scientist, I can realize my full potential.”

  • “My goal is to make robots more human”

    Robotics Expert Alona Kharchenko

    “My goal is to make robots more human”

    Robots are cold, inanimate machines? No, says TUM Alumna Alona Kharchenko. She is conducting research on a robot that acts and feels like a human being. The place where she gained the necessary know-how for this visionary task is TUM.

  • “I want to shape the future of coding and cryptography”

    Coding Expert Antonia Wachter-Zeh

    “I want to shape the future of coding and cryptography”

    With Antonia Wachter-Zeh, TUM has brought in an exceptional talent. The young professor develops algorithms that make communications engineering safer. Internationally, she is one of the experts in her field.

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