TUM Ambassadors and audience at the Advent concert Vivat TUM 2018 in the Munich Philharmonic Hall
TUM Ambassadors and audience at the Advent concert Vivat TUM 2018 in the Munich Philharmonic Hall

The Research Alumni Network of TUM

TUM Research Alumni: This refers to all the scientists who have been guests at TUM over the past decades and have enriched the university with their expertise and international experience.

TUM Ambassadors and audience at the Advent concert Vivat TUM 2018 in the Munich Philharmonic Hall (Picture: Astrid Eckert/TUM).

TUM Research Alumni in Action

Scientists Only

Mentoring for Scientists connects (international) Research Alumni and guest scientists to doctoral students and postdocs. The focus here is on the personal exchange between researchers at different career levels.

TUM Ambassador Amaresh Chakrabarti is involved in the TUM Mentoring for Scientists: He invited his mentee Paul Bockelmann for a research stay in India (Picture: Astrid Eckert/TUM).

TUM Ambassadors

Many international researchers have contributed their expertise and experience to our university over the past decades. Since 2013, selected international top researchers have annually been awarded with the honorary title “TUM Ambassador“.

Research Alumni in Portrait

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.

TUM Ambassador David Lapola

Uncovering the Secrets of the Rainforest

The Amazon rainforest is the workplace of TUM Ambassador David Lapola. As a cooperation partner in Brazil, the professor is conducting research together with a team from TUM on a unique experiment and wants to find out what influence climate change has on the rainforest.

TUM Ambassador Gerhard Schenk

"Ich möchte einen global Impact erzielen"

TUM Ambassador Gerhard Schenk ist ein passionierter Forscher und Netzwerker. Gemeinsam mit seinen Kolleginnen und Kollegen an der TUM möchte der Experte für Enzyme die biobasierte Industrie der Zukunft ankurbeln.

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.

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.

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.

TUM Ambassador Alice Gast

“Science only works internationally”

Alice Gast knows how valuable international cooperation is. The President of Imperial College London has previously worked as a researcher on projects all over the world.

For TUM Employees

You would like to recommend someone as a TUM Ambassador?

All you need to do is fill in the form and send it to alumniundcareer(at)tum.de. Perhaps your guests will be awarded next year. More information about the relevant criteria can be found in the document.

In the brochure, TUM presents various research alumni (Image: Humboldt Foundation / Robert Schlesinger).

Brochure of Research Alumni

Thanks to an award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, TUM has been able to invite research alumni to the TUM Network in a targeted way since 2013. To this date several hundreds have taken up the invitation. This initiative to expand the TUM Network was presented in the brochure “Once a Guest, Forever a Friend”.

Group picture of the participants in front of the building of TUM Asia in Singapore

TUM Research Alumni Conference 2017 in Singapore (Picture: TUM Asia, Alumni & Career / TUM).

TUM Research Alumni Conference

Living and Mobility in Smart Cities

In August 2017, the first TUM Researcher-Alumni Conference on “Living and Mobility in Smart Cities” took place at TUMCREATE in Singapore. The interdisciplinary conference for TUM Research Alumni in Southeast Asia was made possible and sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Cover Proceedings 1st TUM Research Alumni Conference - Living and Mobility in Smart cities, Singapur 2017 (Bild: TUM.University Press).

Cover Proceedings 1st TUM Research Alumni Conference - Living and Mobility in Smart cities, Singapur 2017 (Bild: TUM.University Press).

1st TUM Research Alumni Conference

Proceedings: Living and Mobility in Smart Cities

The participants of the conference were TUM Research Alumni (former guest researchers) who live and work in Asia, scientists from TUM and TUMCREATE, as well as experts from Singapore. The presentations of the three sessions are published online and available through TUM.University Press.

Picture: Andreas Heddergott /TUM

Welcome Services for International Researchers

With its Welcome Services, the TUM Global & Alumni Office supports international postdocs, visiting professors and TUM hosts in all formalities related to relocating to Munich.

Institute for Advanced Studies at TUM Campus Garching by night (Picture: Andreas Heddergott/TUM).

TUM Institute for Advanced Study (TUM-IAS)

True to the motto “risking creativity,” the IAS serves as a flagship institute for top-level international research at TUM, and has helped to drive the university’s development into one of Germany’s top academic institutions. The IAS Fellowship Programme offers excellent guest scientists from academia and industry the chance to conduct top-level, interdisciplinary research at TUM.

Julia von Mendel

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Dr. Julia von Mendel

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