Research Alumni Network of TUM

Research Alumni Network of TUM
Photo: Astrid Eckert/TUM.

Research Alumni are all visiting professors and guest researchers, who in the last decades have spent shorter or longer periods at TUM and have enriched our University with their scientific experience and their international practice.

Research Alumni Portraits & Interviews

TUM Ambassadors

For many decades international guest researchers have been spending shorter or longer periods at TUM. They enrich the institutes and academic life at our university with their scientific expertise and their international experience. Once a year, since 2013, the President of TUM honors a selected group of international top-level scientists with the title “TUM Ambassador” – acknowledging them as representatives of all TUM Research Alumni around the world.

News: The lecture of Nobel Prize Winner Arthur Ashkin is to be held by his representative Dr. René-Jean Essiambre, TUM Ambassador from the year 2016. All Nobel Prize speeches can be seen on livestream on Saturday, December 8 and following that as video on demand at