Andrea Kaifie is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Occupational, Social, and Environmental Medicine at RWTH Aachen University. For more than two years, her mission is to improve health and safety for workers at the world’s largest e-waste dumpsite in Accra, Ghana. She frequently travels to Ghana to understand the e-waste flow, to document the conditions at the dumpsite and to get in touch with e-waste workers.
Christoph Netsch is a student at RWTH, a volunteer at Engineers without Borders (EWB). Organizing international development programs EWB brings sustainable progress to the poorest places on earth, not by merely implementing a technology, but by teaching the locals the ability to solve problems on their own.
Born in Bolzano, Italy, Prof. Stampfer studied electrical engineering and technical physics at the Technical University of Vienna in Austria. He received his doctorate in the field of micro- and nanosystems technology at ETH Zurich. His doctoral thesis was awarded the ETH Medal in 2008.
David Reinhaus studied Psychology and has nine years of professional experience as a counsellor, trainer and coach in the fields of HR and Organizational development and experience in psychosocial counselling.
David Spencer is a half-German, half-British songwriter from Aachen. His songs are part of the Acoustic Folk genre.
Heino Falcke is professor of Astroparticle Physics and Radio Astronomy at the Radboud University in Nijmegen. Heino has built a radio antenna that will fly onboard a Chinese satellite behind the moon to measure faint signals from the early cosmos and he found a way to image black holes with radio dishes from the ground.
Maira Camacho van den Hurk graduated at Radboud University of Nijmegen with a focus on Industrial, Organizational and Health Psychology. After completing her studies, Ms. Camacho van den Hurk worked in the field of competency assessment and career counselling for young people.
Marcella Hansch is an architect and founder of the green non-profit start-up Pacific Garbage Screening e.V.. As a RWTH student, she developed a platform in her master’s thesis, which collects plastic waste in the ocean via inverted sedimentation.
Prof. Dr. Marco Lübbecke holds the chair of operations research at RWTH Aachen University. He has a 20+ years track record of modeling and solving intriguing optimization problems in various fields from logistics to politics, always in collaboration with companies or organizations.
Dr Rajshree Hillstrom is a Reader in Medical Engineering in the Faculty of Science and Technology and Director of the Medical Engineering Research Group at Anglia Ruskin University. She is also a Visiting Scientist at the Hospital for Special Surgery, Visiting Professor at the University of Mascara and Visiting Scholar at Columbia University.
Ruben Neugebauer used to work as journalist, with a main focus on migration. He travelled on the various routes to Europe to tell the stories of those, the union wants to stop at its border and that has become the deadliest border in the world.