Career Booster North America - interviews with German researchers in the USA and Canada - 2024

Esther Lagemann

Dr.-Ing. Esther Lagemann: Mount Rainier

The campus of the University of Washington in winter with the snow-covered Mount Rainier in the background.


(26.06.2024) Mechanical engineer Dr.-Ing. Esther Lagemann has been at the University of Washington in Seattle on a Walter Benjamin Fellowship since the end of 2023, where she is working in Prof. Dr. Steven Brunton’s group, using neural networks to gain a better understanding of wall shear stress – a fundamental problem in fluid dynamics. Her interview with the DFG Office North America covered topics such as women in the male-dominated field of mechanical engineering, the underlying reason for measuring velocity fields in flows and her working environment in Seattle, Washington.

Dr. Teresa Gerhardt

Teresa Gerhardt in the lab

Dr. Teresa Gerhardt in the lab

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(17.01.24) Since the beginning of 2023, medical practitioner and life scientist Dr. Teresa Gerhardt has been on a DFG Walter Benjamin Fellowship at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, where she is a member of Professor Cameron McAlpine’s group investigating the connection between sleep, inflammatory processes and cardiological health. Her interview with the DFG’s Office North America covered topics such as the subject of her research project, the disadvantages of excessive sleep, favourite cities and authors, and a whole host of other things that are not directly related to science. 

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