Fifth episode of the podcast ’We are TUM’ online

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President Thomas F. Hofmann introduces the topics and guests of the current epis

President Thomas F. Hofmann introduces the topics and guests of the current episode ’We are TUM’. This time, among others, alumna and founder Katharina Kreitz. Image: Andreas Heddergott

3D printed flow probes, Garching campus fire department and 20 years of TUM Asia

In the fifth episode of the podcast "We are TUM", we talk to our alumna Katharina Kreitz, co-founder and CEO of the start-up Vectoflow, and to the site manager of the Garching campus fire department, Jürgen Wettlaufer. In addition, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of TUM Asia with the Managing Director of TUM Asia, Markus Wächter.

There’s plenty to celebrate in this episode of "We are TUM": TUM Asia, the campus abroad in Singapore, is turning 20. Over the past years, the first branch of a German university in a foreign country has developed into an internationally renowned research location. TUM Asia Managing Director Markus Wächter looks back on the most important milestones along the way in this success story.

From Singapore we come back to Garching, home of the university’s own fire department, which can respond quickly and effectively in case of an emergency. Jürgen Wettlaufer is in charge of the department and tells us about the assignments performed by the fire department and why it is an absolute necessity for university operations.

Then we’ll get to know Vectoflow, a start-up that produces individually custom-tailored flow probes with 3D printing and whose customers include a number of highly renowned companies. In a conversation with Vectoflow CEO and TUM alumna Katharina Kreitz we also learn about the prejudices women still face in this technically oriented industry sector.


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