Category: People

  • Ajit Roy

    Ajit Roy

    Ajit was born in Rasikpur, a small village in hilly East Singhbhum, Jharkhand, India before moving to Kolkata, where he spent rest of his childhood and teenage years. From young age he was interested in making and breaking things. So, after completing his schooling from Baranagar Vidyamandir he did engineering in Optoelectronics at the University […]

  • Maria Kokarakis

    Maria has Greek roots but grew up in a small town near Mannheim. She started her scientific journey with a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Chemistry at the University of Applied Sciences Mannheim, which ignited her love for research. Seeking new challenges, she then pursued a Master’s degree in Karlsruhe and fell head over heels for […]

  • Nils Friederich

    Nils was born in Lüdenscheid but grew up in Sankt Augustin near Bonn. He started his bachelor’s degree in computer science at KIT and finished it at the University of Duisburg-Essen. After a gap year, he came back to KIT for his master’s. He did his master’s thesis at Fraunhofer IOSB in Karlsruhe. His thesis […]

  • Aaron Gadzekpo

    Aaron was born in a small town in northern Germany, but his family soon moved to the south and eventually ended up in an equally small town in Baden-Württemberg. The universe and its sentient inhabitants on earth (and maybe elsewhere) have always captured Aaron’s imagination. After finishing high school, he therefore decided to study physics […]

  • Elisa Kämmer

    Elisa was born in Bruchsal in 2001, where she has lived her whole life. In 2019, she graduated from Justus-Knecht-Gymnasium in Bruchsal. After that she did a gap year and worked in an elementary school, as she wanted to become a teacher. She then quickly realised that she wanted to start an apprenticeship in biology […]

  • Süheyla Eroğlu-Kayıkçı

    Süheyla was born and spent the first years of her life in Constance, and later moved close to Stuttgart with her family. After graduating from high school she started to study business informatics. She quickly realized that this subject was not was she expected. She then decided to do an apprenticeship as biological lab technician, […]

  • Yuzhi Bao

    Yuzhi Bao

    Yuzhi was born in Liaoyang, a “small” city in northeastern China. Interestingly, like in Germany, sauerkraut is a favourite traditional food in Liaoyang. He spent his childhood and most of his school years there. After graduating from Liaoyang No. 1 Senior High School, he went to Nanjing, a city that had been the capital of […]

  • Xenia Tschurikow

    Xenia Tschurikow

    Xenia was born in Karaganda, a big city in the eastern center of Kazakhstan. Just aged three, she and her family moved to Schwedt, Germany, and later on to a small village near Rottweil, where she spent most of her schooldays. Right after graduating from high school in Königsfeld, she went to Karlsruhe to study […]

  • Hamideh Hajiabadi

    Hamideh was born in Birjand, which was a small friendly city and is currently the centre of South Khorasan province in Iran. She graduated from National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents (NODET) high school and then left town to start her Bachelor in Software Engineering at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM). Hamideh’s Master thesis […]

  • Irina Mamontova

    Irina Mamontova

    Irina was born in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. At the age of five she moved to Heilbronn/Germany with her family. Initially, she did not want to learn the German language, which in the meantime became her chosen mother tongue. While school was not always easy for her, she did graduate from high school and […]