Dr. Wolfgang Holtkamp, Senior Advisor International Affairs, meets scientists, alumnae and alumni, employees and students from the University of Stuttgart. The conversations are not only about the interviewee’s current work, they also focus on their personality, what inspired them, and their career.
One thing that all of the guests have in common is that they have studied or worked at the University of Stuttgart, or are still doing so, i.e. they are "Made in Science". How did they become who they are? Looking back, what would they do differently? Which Swabian specialty do they prefer, Spätzle or Maultaschen? Holtkamp asks these and other exciting questions.
"I was keen to bring the knowledge into praxis" (#10)
In this episode, we welcome our alumnus Dr. Tarek Zaki. He recently joined BMW as project manager and partner lead and develops future entertainment systems in vehicles. We talk to him about his passion for creating "lovable products", his way of working and his way into and out of academia.
“Other cultures are enriching us” (#9)
In this episode, Dr. Emna Eitel is our podcast guest. She is Course Director of the Master's program INFOTECH and International Study Manager. We talk to her about her journey to and within the University of Stuttgart, her ideas on equality, the importance of study abroad experiences and much more.
“If you have a garden, let the weeds grow” (#8)
In this episode, Wolfgang Holtkamp welcomes PhD student Linda Meier. She is researching at the University of Stuttgart at the Institute for Acoustics and Building Physics on the topic of Habitat Systems for insects integrated into façades. In this episode, the two talk about species protection and wild bees in particular, as well as what measures can be taken when constructing buildings to support bees.
“Science has to learn to adopt its way of communication” (#7)
In this episode, podcast host Wolfgang Holtkamp talks with Prof. Thomas Graf. The Swiss is since 2004 director of the Institute of Laser Technologies at the University of Stuttgart. Graf is engaged in high-power laser systems, laser beam shaping and laser applications in manufacturing. He talks with Holtkamp about the role of lasers in our everyday lives, why it's the universal tool of the future, the role of science communication, and more...
"Female engineers should talk about their achievements" (#6)
In this episode we talk to Nina Hepperle from GE Power in Switzerland. She graduated from the University of Stuttgart with a degree in aerospace engineering. Now she leads a multinational team of gas turbine and combined cycle power plant engineers. She is passionate about advocating for women&engineering and talks about what it takes to get ahead in this field.
"It is important to awaken enthusiasm for science in young people" (#5)
In this episode, we welcome Dr Tian Qiu, who is researching the high-tech medicine of the future at the University of Stuttgart. He has held a postdoctoral position at the Max Planck Institute since 2016 and has been head of the Cyber Valley Research Group since 2019. Cyber Valley is the largest AI research consortium in Europe. Host Dr Wolfgang Holtkamp talks to Tian Qiu about his exciting field of research, the future of robots and his first impression of Stuttgart.
Interesting and fun
A different insight into the university. Can recommend.