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This week’s guest is Dr Juliane Borchert, an experimental physicist, occasional poet, and gardening enthusiast! She studied in Berlin, Halle (Saale), Groningen, and Oxford. She was awarded a DPhil in Condensed Matter Physics from the University of Oxford and is now a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge and AMOLF institute in Amsterdam. Her research focuses on novel materials for use in solar cells and LEDs. She is active in several initiatives to make physics more inclusive and equitable, including ‘TIGERS – The Inclusion Group for Equity in Research in STEMM‘.

Juliane shares her experience of moving to the UK to take up a PhD position at Oxford and the challenges of negotiating new university systems and cultural contexts.  

She also talks about the ups and downs of collaborative working within a research group – including the tricky issue of publication credits.

Juliane’s top tip is to draw on the expertise of others rather than looking to reinvent the wheel for yourself.

Juliane is on twitter @PV_Physicist

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