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Pathways in Physics: Dr. Stefanie Kreft - Physicist in Mechanical Engineering

Nov 24, 2021 | 06:00 PM s.t.
Stefanie Kreft

Stefanie Kreft
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After graduating from the Freie Universität Berlin, Stefanie Kreft went to the University of Cambridge to pursue a PhD in Materials Science. After finishing her PhD, she started working as a development engineer and has since been employed by multinational companies based in both England and Germany.

Dr. Kreft will talk about her journey from studying physics to her job as a "Digital Solution Owner" for sensor solutions.

Meet Dr. Stefanie Kreft

I decided to study physics, because of my love for natural sciences and my desire to keep my choice of profession open for as long as possible. And it turned out to be the right decision. After graduation, I worked in various different companies and areas, developing various technologies and products, thereby finding my area of expertise and passion.

Now I am developing IoT solutions for a mechanical engineering company. A far stretch from my days in experimental solid-state physics, but I dare say no further than the career path physicists often take and a very fulfilling one for me.

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  • 2008 - 2013   BSc and MSc in Physics at Freie Universität Berlin
  • 2013 - 2016   PhD in Materials Science at University of Cambridge
  • 2017 - 2019   Development engineer for various sensor products
  • Since 2019    Digital solution owner in a mechanical engineering company

My advice to future physicists

Studying physics teaches you a unique way of thinking, which can be used in very many different areas. Take your time to find the right fit for yourself.

Time & Location

Nov 24, 2021 | 06:00 PM s.t.

Online via Webex

Further Information

Language: English

About "Pathways in Physics"

In the online talk series for students of physics, different speakers will talk about their own pathway in physics: why they became physicists, how they recognized what their interests in physics were and how they went about getting positions in research and industry. We invite speakers from the Department of Physics, different research institutions as well as from various industries.

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