Working in Photonics

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Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 June 2022

On Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 June 2022 MBI hosted an in person CARLA camp around careers in photonics.

The Camp was aimed at university students and early-stage researchers (graduates, undergraduates, Master’s students, PhD students and early stage post-docs) from all STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and Photonics focused areas.
It gave participants a peek into the vast opportunities that the photonics careers landscape offers. The session featured short presentations from different organizations and the chance to ask questions. Participants were also able to network with experts from academia, industry and entrepreneurship in a casual atmosphere with food and drinks.

This event was organised in cooperation between the EU funded Project CARLA, the SPIE/OSA Student Chapter Berlin, OpTecBB e.V. and Ferdinand-Braun-Institut.

Here's the program of the event!

Here you can find the presentations of the event

27 June 2022

From photons to photonics: starting career
paths from basic research
Prof. Oliver Benson  - Department of Physics, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
How to build a career in academia
Dr. Kalaga Madhav - Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam
Dr. Katja Höflich - FBH
Dr. Sebastian Heeg - Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
How to network
Dr. Gabrielle Thomas - Business Development Manager at MENLO
Short talks from Companies
Dr. Mario Gerecke - PicoQuant
Sarah Fest - ASML
Ewa Hild und Hannes Hösler - Jenoptik
Dr. Gabrielle Thomas - Menlo Systems
Julian Schwietering - Fraunhofer IZM
Friedrich Kirchner - Zeiss

28 June 2022

Opening Address
Abdullah Abduljaleel - SPIE/OSA Student Chapter Berlin
My start in Photonics
Dr. Sinan Gündoğdu, Scientific Researcher, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Dr. Sofia Pazzagli, PhD - Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Entrepreneurship and innovation
Roman Rehor - Young Entrepreneurs in Science
Dr. Bernd Eppich – Founder of BeamExpert
Dr. Bárbara Buades - CEO & co-founder MEETOPTICS
Building personal resilience and handling
Maria Badanova, Max Planck School of Cognition and member of Scholar Minds
Short talks from Companies
Dr. Victor Schütz - Zeiss
Felix Mauerhoff - FBH
Tobias Grunske - APE
Franziska Nieder - EPIGAP OSA