150 Alumni Stories

  • “Our collaboration is extremely successful”

    TUM Ambassador Kai-feng Pan

    “Our collaboration is extremely successful”

  • “Our ambition must be to compete with the very best”

    University Donor Franz-Robert Klingan

    “Our ambition must be to compete with the very best”

    Studying Chemistry at TUM and his doctorate under the later President Wolfgang A. Herrmann are the cornerstones of Franz-Robert Klingan's career. As a university donor, he now helps to ensure that his Alma Mater can continue to confidently face the future.

  • “We want to solve humanity’s biggest problems”

    Entrepreneurs Miguel Molina Romero and Pedro Gómez

    “We want to solve humanity’s biggest problems”

    For TUM Alumni Pedro Gómez and Miguel Molina Romero, no challenge is too daunting and no goal too ambitious. With their innovative AI-driven MRI technology, they want to bring about fundamental transformations in the food and agricultural industries.

  • “Without TUM, our company would not exist.”

    Founder Lukas Wiesmeier, Karl Schulz und Bilal Tariq

    “Without TUM, our company would not exist.”

    An idea on the topic of sustainability gave rise to the multi-award-winning start-up Angsa Robotics. The TUM Alumni had not planned to set up a company. Their goal was simply to contribute to a cleaner environment.

  • “Female participation is of vital importance”

    Gender-Forscherin Alina Gales

    “Female participation is of vital importance”

    Frauen haben kein Interesse an Technologie? Unsinn, sagt TUM Alumna und Gender-Forscherin Alina Gales. Frauen hätten nur weniger Interesse an Produkten, in deren Entwicklung sie weniger repräsentiert sind, da sie von Männern für Männer gemacht würden.

  • “Pioneering work in the energy sector”

    Executive Claudia Häpp

    “Pioneering work in the energy sector”

    TUM Alumna Claudia Häpp is actively shaping the energy supply of the future. At a major power supplier, she is rolling out smart energy solutions such as smart meters and flexible electricity tariffs.

  • “This title bestowed on me by TUM fills me with pride.”

    TUM Emeritus of Excellence Heiner Bubb

    “This title bestowed on me by TUM fills me with pride.”

    Heiner Bubb is one of the most important researchers in the field of Vehicle Ergonomics. He has shaped generations of vehicles with his concepts for human-oriented machine design. This he would never have dreamed of when he was a student at TUM.

  • “I have always wanted to make a positive impact”

    Entrepreneur Artem Kuchukov

    “I have always wanted to make a positive impact”

    By pursuing a second degree, Artem Kuchukov wanted to expand his knowledge of Civil Engineering and gain international experience. But studying at TUM opened several other doors, too. Together with fellow students, the TUM Alumni created a start-up and is now doing what he always wanted to do: making a difference.

  • “I wanted to give back to TUM”

    Mentor Viktoria Leonhard

    “I wanted to give back to TUM”

    TUM Alumna Viktoria Leonhard never misses out on opportunities for further education and is always on the lookout for new projects. She has twice volunteered her experience as a TUM Mentor. Most recently, she started the Alumni Group Stuttgart. And she does all this alongside her management position at Allianz.

  • “Contributing to a better understanding of serious diseases”

    Entrepreneurs Valentin Kahl and Roman Zantl

    “Contributing to a better understanding of serious diseases”

  • „Science must be family-friendly“

    TUM Ambassador Maya Schuldiner

    „Science must be family-friendly“

    In her lab in Israel, TUM Ambassador Maya Schuldiner believes that true gender equality is of great importance. The successful molecular geneticist together with her husband and their three children moved to Munich for a one year research stay at TUM.

  • “We had to fly high up to avoid being shot at”

    TUM Emeritus of Excellence Manfred Schuller

    “We had to fly high up to avoid being shot at”

    As Professor of Building History at TUM, Manfred Schuller directed major large-scale projects. His maxim of carrying out research through field work took the TUM alumnus to many different countries – among them sunny holiday resorts as well as dangerous war zones.

  • ″I am grateful for my life″

    TUM Honorary Senator Robert Schmucker

    ″I am grateful for my life″

    Robert Schmucker is one of the very few rocket experts in the world who has worked with so many different types of rockets. Precisely this wide range is what is important to him. Professionally, he has always been demanding, but privately in contrast, he is rather modest. This makes his commitment all the greater.

  • “I want to develop solutions with people”

    Consultant and Mentor Kai-Olaf Dammenhain

    “I want to develop solutions with people”

    To achieve what he wants, TUM Alumnus Kai-Olaf Dammenhain is emphasizing self-initiative. For years the management consultant has been passing on his recipe for success as a TUM mentor. For his commitment he was honored with the golden TUM pin.

  • “Money is not an end in itself”

    Financial planner Tatjana Rosendorfer

    “Money is not an end in itself”

  • “We are a space taxi service”

    Entrepreneur Daniel Metzler

    “We are a space taxi service”

    TUM Alumni Daniel Metzler is making space more accessible. He has developed a small rocket that allows small satellites to be transported into orbit at low cost.

  • “I didn’t want a secret curiosity shop“

    Mikrobiologe Karl-Otto Stetter

    “I didn’t want a secret curiosity shop“

    Karl-Otto Stetter gilt als Pionier in der Erforschung urzeitlichen Lebens. Sein ungebremster Entdeckergeist führte ihn in die entlegensten Regionen. Ob rare und neuartige Mikroben oder seltene Orchideen, stets teilt der TUM Alumnus seine Funde mit der Welt.

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