Alumni doing research

  • “I want to bring about a global impact”

    TUM Ambassador Gerhard Schenk

    “I want to bring about a global impact”

  • “Every tree counts”

    TUM Emeritus of Excellence Gerd Wegener

    “Every tree counts”

    For Gerd Wegener, two things have been particularly important in his life: the sustainable use of wood and the education of young people to become responsible architects of our future. To this day, the TUM Emeritus of Excellence is committed to both.

  • “Our collaboration is extremely successful”

    TUM Ambassador Kai-feng Pan

    “Our collaboration is extremely successful”

    TUM Ambassador Kai-feng Pan researches at Peking University on how stomach cancer can be prevented. In a joint research laboratory, the two universities can now leverage their expertise in the fight against cancer even more effectively.

  • “Female participation is of vital importance”

    Gender researcher Alina Gales

    “Female participation is of vital importance”

    Women are not interested in technology? Nonsense, says TUM Alumna and gender researcher Alina Gales. Women are simply less interested in products in whose development they are less represented because they are made by men for men.

  • “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.

  • „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.

  • “Money is not an end in itself”

    Financial planner Tatjana Rosendorfer

    “Money is not an end in itself”

    She solves precarious debt situations and plans efficient asset growth. TUM alumna Tatjana Rosendorfer's life revolves around money. She encourages women to break out of old role patterns and take charge of securing their own future.

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

    Microbiologist Karl-Otto Stetter

    “I didn’t want a secret curiosity shop“

  • “You just have to give it a go”

    Sport Psychologist Vanessa Wergin

    “You just have to give it a go”

    There is no challenge too daunting for TUM Alumna Vanessa Wergin. As a former competitive athlete she has learnt how to deal with victory and defeat. Her research findings help athletes to stay calm in situations of pressure.

  • “I want to use Bioinformatics to cure diseases”

    TUM Research Alumni Yana Bromberg

    “I want to use Bioinformatics to cure diseases”

    It would be possible to make a movie about her: born in Ukraine and raised in Brooklyn, Yana Bromberg worked her way up and today she is a globally successful professor. She also has strong ties to TUM.

  • “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.

  • “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”

  • “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”

    Her designs for urban open spaces allow TUM Alumna Lavinia Herzog to roam in the undefined area between nature and art. The love for architecture and design was given to her by her parents, the expertise she acquired at TUM.

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