150 Alumni Stories

  • “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”

  • “Our buildings are medicinal”

    Architects Christine Nickl-Weller and Hans Nickl

    “Our buildings are medicinal”

    The TUM Alumni Christine Nickl-Weller and Hans Nickl are considered revolutionaries of hospital architecture. With a multifunctional research building at the TUM Campus Garching, they have now also created the best conditions for top-level research.

  • “Doing my doctorate at TUM was an unforgettable time“

    Professor Ying Zhang

    “Doing my doctorate at TUM was an unforgettable time“

    For her doctorate, Ying Zhang went all the way from China to Munich. Her experiences related to this intercultural exchange enriched her so much that she initiated the Women of TUM Network together with other female TUM Alumni.

  • „I am a Woman of Movement“

    Physical Education and Dance Teacher Gertrude Krombholz

    „I am a Woman of Movement“

    TUM Alumna Gertrude Krombholz was a physical education teacher trainer at TUM, specialised in many areas of sports and dance, and took part in three Olympic and 16 Paralympic Games. To promote her passion, she donated an award to TUM.

  • “I was so curious about an unknown country”

    Creative Generalist and Traveller Michael Bartels

    “I was so curious about an unknown country”

    As a student and Alumni of TUM, Michael Bartels learnt Japanese, studied and worked in Tokyo. His many years of experience in Japan have had a decisive influence on his life and were an important milestone in his professional career.

  • “Thanks to TUM I was able to turn my hobby into my job”

    Performance Analyst Michael Fuchs

    “Thanks to TUM I was able to turn my hobby into my job”

    At TUM Michael Fuchs developed a software for game analysis in table tennis. The software now brings German table tennis teams decisive competitive advantages – and the trained Math and Computer Science teacher gained his dream job.

  • “I am saving buildings and people”

    Architect Katrin Kredel

    “I am saving buildings and people”

    In her studies TUM Alumna Katrin Kredel learnt how important professional teamwork and friendliness at the workplace are. Today, these competencies are the central formula for success for the freelance consultant and TUM mentor.

  • “I was a total lateral entrant”

    Mayor Franz Rasp

    “I was a total lateral entrant”

    TUM Alumni and mayor Franz Rasp had never been interested in politics. But he wanted to stand up for the people. During his studies, the civil engineer learnt a lot which would help him master his wide range of tasks.

  • “TUM has always been my first choice”

    Computer Scientist Mariana Avezum

    “TUM has always been my first choice”

    TUM Alumna Mariana Avezum has lived on four continents and speaks three languages. For her master's thesis she set up an interdisciplinary team at TUM in order to make the Hyperloop high-speed train even faster.

  • “There are so many young, talented people at TUM”

    Professor für Datenverarbeitung Klaus Diepold

    “There are so many young, talented people at TUM”

  • “My doctorate from TUM was a door opener wherever I went”

    Entrepreneur Victor Sandoval

    “My doctorate from TUM was a door opener wherever I went”

    In order to be able to do his doctorate at TUM, Victor Sandoval received a scholarship. The doctoral title made it easier for him to set up five companies in the Philippines. Today, it is him who supports the young scientists of his country.

  • “Some things work before you know why”

    TUM Emeritus of Excellence Joachim Heinzl

    “Some things work before you know why”

    Joachim Heinzl originally wanted to become an architect. But he decided to study Mechanical Engineering at TUM. His groundbreaking research led to the worldwide introduction of inkjet printers.

  • “If you want to start a business, do it with a purpose!”

    Start-up professional Dr. Tina Ruseva

    “If you want to start a business, do it with a purpose!”

    Dr. Tina Ruseva always wanted to set up her own company, to be the one who “does stuff” and not just “consumes”. After spending several years in the start-up world, she says it’s not about doing things right, but doing the right thing.

  • “TUM is characterised by a culture of support”

    Entrepreneur Catharina van Delden

    “TUM is characterised by a culture of support”

    TUM Alumna Catharina van Delden has founded a company that today is one of the leading providers of software for Agile Innovation. At TUM, she has gained confidence in her abilities.

  • “Back then it really was a struggle”

    Recycling expert Michael Heyde

    “Back then it really was a struggle”

  • “We just never stopped”

    Mentoring Tandem Daniela Krahmer and Tatjana Diebold

    “We just never stopped”

    TUM student Tatjana Diebold was a bit nervous to meet her mentor for the first time. But there was chemistry between them right from the start. They have been meeting to discuss both professional and private matters for over five years.

  • “I had a lot of freedom in my research“

    TUM Emeritus of Excellence Franz Mayinger

    “I had a lot of freedom in my research“

    At TUM, Franz Mayinger received the education to become a specialist for Thermofluid Dynamics. As a highly esteemed expert for reactor design and safety, among other things, he was active in industry, research and as the chairman of the Federal Major Accidents Commission.

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