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Researchers from around the world

The University of Oldenburg is international. Here we introduce people from all over the world who have chosen to come to Oldenburg. The following academics are guests at our university to conduct research on various topics.

The University of Oldenburg is international! Here we introduce people from all over the world who have chosen to come to Oldenburg. The following academics are guests at our university to conduct research on various topics.

Hangyong Shan

I’ve chosen to work at the University of Oldenburg because of my supervisor Christian Schneider. When I was a PhD student at Peking University, my research projects were in close relation with his papers, so I read many of his literatures. I found his research was advanced and novel, and I thought it would be great if I had an opportunity to join his group.

I’m currently working on light emission of exciton-polaritons at room temperature. We try to realize room-temperature Bose condensate and lasing on basis of atomically thin semiconductors, which could be an advanced process in this field, especially for the practical device operation, as low-temperature is a requisite usually.

What I particularly like about my stay here is the motivated and free academic atmosphere, as well as the excellent research conditions. Also, Oldenburg and the Uni are peaceful and harmonious. I believe it’s a nice place for study and research.

Lena Magnone

I’ve chosen to work at the University of Oldenburg because I spent a few days here in April 2018 on the occasion of a conference organized by Prof. Gun-Britt Kohler. I was delighted by the warm welcome at the University and genuinely charmed by the town of Oldenburg. On my way home, I was already checking the Humboldt Foundation website and planning to come back!

I’m currently working on the project 'Transnational Female Modernism in Central Europe at the turn of the 19th and 20th century', that should eventually result in a book-length study. The idea originated from my collaboration with Prof. Kohler, who inspired me to remove women modernists from national contexts and to perceive their works not as a minor or major contribution to any of the local ‘young’ movements, but a separate historical and literary phenomenon, with its own chronology and dynamics.

What I particularly like about my stay here is that I really enjoy Oldenburg's biking culture! Before coming here, I was only an occasional cyclist. Now I am very fond of my pink bicycle borrowed from the University's workshop, which I ride rain or shine. In my free time, I like to explore the beautiful surroundings, also on the bike. Campus Wechloy, where I live, is an excellent starting point for many excursions.

Mandana Amiri

I’ve chosen to work at the University of Oldenburg because I would like to widen my horizon and broaden my expertise and research network. I obtained a DAAD scholarship and visited the University of Oldenburg in 2016. The university has several high-tech facilities and accomplished scientists. I have been cooperating remotely with Prof. Dr Michael Wark since then. But now it was time to collaborate face-to-face.

I’m currently working on electrochemical water splitting using metal organic frameworks (MOFs). There is great attention on hydrogen gas as a potential energy source. At present, hydrogen is mainly produced from fossil resources through a steam reforming process. This accelerates fossil fuel depletion and CO2 emission. In view of environmental issues, splitting of water into oxygen and hydrogen gas during water electrolysis is a clean alternative to generate hydrogen with high purity. We are going to design and prepare some so-called metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) as electrocatalysts or supports of electrocatalysts to obtain better performance. Most of my activity will be in Prof. Dr. Michael Wark`slab at the Institute of Chemistry.

What I particularly like about my stay here is that Oldenburg is a very pretty and peaceful city with very helpful people. It has a good university with high-tech facilities, a beautiful campus and a warm welcoming to internationals. Truly, for a scientist who is interested to work in a scientific and calm atmosphere, University of Oldenburg is one of the best options. The previous exceptional experiences in social and academic life in Oldenburg encouraged me to apply for a longer research stay, twelve months, here. Germany always makes me think of discipline, rules, hard-work, international atmosphere and beautiful nature!

(Changed: 2021-07-22)