150 Alumni Stories

  • “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.”

    Data Science is more than just programming - it is a dream job for TUM Alumna Laura-Luisa Velikonja. With know-how and an enormous versatility the mathematician conquers the Big Data world and is an inspiring role model for her profession.

  • “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.

  • “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“

  • „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 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”

    For ten years TUM Alumni Klaus Diepold worked as a specialist in the video industry. Then an offer brought him back to his alma mater. With great enthusiasm he now strives for the promotion of students here and is an ambassador of TUM.

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