Alexander studied IT and earned his PhD at the Friedrich Schiller University (FSU) in Jena. In 2016 he began working in Central Research at ZEISS in Jena, where he focused primarily on artificial intelligence (AI) and worked with his colleagues to find ways of making ZEISS systems even more intelligent.
It’s 8 a.m. on Saturday 9 February 2019 and we’re in Munich. The colorful facade of the Kistlerhof creative hub is hard to miss. This is where ZEISS Digital Innovation Partners is based. It’s still pretty quiet as I step inside the yellow building with its big blue dots and go up to the fourth floor. As the elevator doors open, I am greeted by a lively hubbub – all around me are people chatting away in English and German. The first hackers are signing up for the ZEISS Hackathon 2019: Bringing Data Science to the Nano Age.
Markus is an optical designer at ZEISS Corporate Research and Technology. He gave us some exclusive insights into his exciting line of work at ZEISS Optical Design Days. Want to know why optical design is such an exciting job that constantly makes use of new findings? Read the interview to find out.
Anna-Sophie had always known ZEISS to be an attractive employer in the region. After finishing school, she studied business informatics as part of a dual program with ZEISS and spent two years working full time in the company’s IT department. Then she decided to expand her knowledge of big data by pursuing further studies, before returning to ZEISS to write her master’s thesis on data science and machine learning. She talks to us about why she thinks ZEISS is such a great employer, about the personality types the company is looking for, and reveals what she’s exploring in her master’s thesis.
ZEISS has always been synonymous with innovations. The same is true of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). As befits this connection, the ZEISS Experience Day was held in Oberkochen in cooperation with the Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics on 5 December. Both German and international students from KIT had the opportunity to speak at length with employees and managers while also learning what it’s like to work at ZEISS.
Sarmistha, leading a team for process improvements at ZEISS, talks about joining the company and her job at the Vision Care business group. Read this interview find out what personal advice she’d give young talents like herself today and what she appreciates about an interdisciplinary team.
Many drivers fear it: road salt in winter. After all, it speeds up rusting. In automobile construction, electroplating is essential. The galvanizing process essentially involves an object being coated in metal using electricity and an electrolytic-enriched bath. In the case of a car body with zinc, the process is intended to protect against rust. Surface technology offers many more possibilities.
Selamawit Getachew Kelemu joined the Medical Technology business group at the Oberkochen site in 2013. Read the interview below to find out about her career to date, which led her to leave Ethiopia and move to Oberkochen. She tell us about what aspects of her work she enjoys the most.
“Fun” was not a word people typically associated with apprenticeships. The prevailing sentiment was “We all have to start somewhere,” and professional training was seen as a means to toughen up apprentices in preparation for their professional career. Yet Udo Schlickenrieder is convinced that it doesn’t have to be this way!
What does strategic alignment look like at ZEISS? Where is there potential for the company to develop in different markets? And what does it mean to coordinate and communicate strategic projects? We sat down with Markus Birkhold, Project Manager in Strategic Corporate Development, to discuss these questions and learn more about his job.