Erika Zaiser is working on her doctoral thesis on superalloys at HZB. She studied in Berlin and Tomsk, Russia, and graduated from TU Berlin with a double Master’s degree in physical engineering. She did her Master’s thesis at HZB, and her supervisor at the time, Dr Florian Vogel, is now also supervising her doctorate. However, he now lives in China. In the interview, I asked Erika how such a doctorate over distance is possible. At the end of the interview, Florian also joined in.Read More →

Today we present two researchers working on the BAMline and µSpot Beamline at BESSY II. Franziska Emmerling is responsible for the Materials Chemistry Department at BAM and heads a large team for structural analysis. Together with her colleague Ana Guilherme Buzanich, she will report on how they experienced the lockdown and are now carrying out their first experiments again. How did the lockdown start for you? Did you have to interrupt an experiment? Franziska: No, we were lucky, our beam time had just ended and we had tons of data that we had to evaluate anyway. I wrote an email to everyone on March 16thRead More →

Many colleagues are currently working in their home offices, exchanging information by telephone or video conferencing. Nevertheless, we still lack the opportunity to meet other colleagues simply in the hallway or in the kitchen. That’s why we are shifting “hallway conversations” to the digital. Today we present Klaus Jäger, a scientist in the Nano-SIPPE junior research group. Where do you work during the corona break? I left my small Berlin apartment and moved back to my parents. They live in a village, have a house with lots of space, and it’s a wonderful place to go for a walk in nature. I work in myRead More →

Many colleagues are currently working in their home offices, exchanging information by telephone or video conferencing. Nevertheless, we all miss the opportunity to meet other colleagues in the hallway or in the kitchen. That’s why we are shifting “kitchen conversations” to the digital. Today we introduce Samira Aden. She is an architect and works in the Consulting office for building-integrated Photovoltaics(BAIP) at HZB. How did you establish your home office? Fortunately, I asked my sister shortly before the shutdown if she would like to move in with me for a while. She is doing her doctorate in educational science in Kassel. We have set upRead More →

Many colleagues are currently working in their home offices. During the corona break we shift the “floor conversations” into the digital world. Today we ask Ivona Kafedjiska. She is a doctoral researcher at PVcomB. She works on tandem solar cells in the HySPRINT laboratory and in the CISSY-Lab. She is also one of the doctoral representatives (speakers for) of the HZB PhD network. How do you spend your day? Right now I am in the kitchen doing this Skype interview. But actually I work at my desk in the bedroom. In the evening I read or do some art, but we also often do puzzles,Read More →