Sebastian is from Germany and completed the Esslingen M.Eng. in Design and Development in Automotive and Mechanical Engineering in 2012. Sebastian is now working in Germany as a Reliability Engineer for Robert Bosch GmbH.
Here are Sebastian’s thoughts about his time in Esslingen.
Q - How did you become interested in the DDM program?
I did my Bachelor in Esslingen as well and that was a nice experience. And I also wanted to do something international... therefore it was a perfect combination.
Q - What was the best activity you took part in during the DDM program?
The best activity I took part in was a project with Prof. Gärtner concerning Shear stress mesurement and Simulation on wings.
Q - How did the lectures and labs of the DDM program have an impact on your career?
They were very helpful, especially the fatigue lab with Prof. Häfele.
Q - What is the most rewarding part of your job?
In my job in the field of research I have to combine FEM-simulations, testing and project management... most rewarding when simulations and testing fit nicely =)
Q - What advice would you give to students who aspire to follow a similar career path and join the DDM program?
Do it in a foreign language (e.g. English for German students). You will learn a lot and get to know nice people from countries all over the world.
Q- Are you still friends with anybody you met in Esslingen?
Yes... inside and outside of my company. We still meet regularly for good food and drinks.
Q - Do you have a favorite or funny story about your time in Esslingen?
A couple of DDM friends still meet regularly. We call it the "Falotten-Treffen"... don't ask why =)
Q - How did the DDM program improve your life?
Without the DDM progem, I would not have found my current, highly interesting job.
Ohne das DDM-Studium würde ich nicht meinen aktuellen, hoch interessanten Job ausüben.