INV: Can you tell us about your professional career and your first months with us?
Wiebke: Before joining In-Vision, I did a PhD and worked as a postdoctoral scientist. I was designing and building highly specialized optical microscope tailored to answer specific biological questions, for example ‘how do organs develop in a fish embryo?’
Since I started at In-Vision in June 2021 time has really been flying by fast. I feel like I’ve been working here formuch longer than two months already. I’m totally immersed in the team and in new projects! My colleagues have been great at integrating me.
What I really like about working at In-Vision is that I get to work on the technology itself. I get a much better feeling for the product by handling it and being close to the production line. I am really impressed with the in-house production. That’s why I am proud to not just administrate the research projects, but also seeing their growth with my own eyes.
INV: A big part of your job is not only the project completion, but also exploring different physical concepts to implement in our light engines. When did you realize that you are into Physics?
Wiebke: I already liked the Physics lessons in school and recognized early that it feels natural for me to learn everything around this field. I also started to study Physics and English to become a teacher but I realized that I wanted to specialize more into research. I especially enjoyed the technical experiments.
I’m so excited about product development here at In-Vision. I get to develop new concepts, try them out and implement them in new products.
INV: Here at our headquarter in the south of Vienna we are surrounded by beautiful nature and I heard about your experience in climbing via ferratas. That’s what brings me to my final question: What do you like to explore in your sparetime? Do you have a hobby you want to tell us about?
Wiebke: The Viennese balls in the classic buildings are huge fun and my partner and me started dancing three years ago! On the other hand, Vienna is a wine-growing region, and there is a whole culture around the cute and laid-back “Heurigen” (wine taverns of the local winemakers) with delicious wine and food. Finally, within two hours, you are in the nature of the beautiful Austrian Alps: hiking, climbing, swimming in the lakes, there are endless fun activities.
You asked me for photos – it wasn’t easy to find one, because I prefer to hide behind the camera.
INV: It is a great picture from you. Thank you a lot for your time! Maybe we hear from you soon in our next Webinar.
Wiebke: That would be fun!