Lisa Beran is a bilingual theoretical physicist with a PhD from the Philipps University in Marburg. She is currently working as a researcher at the INM - Leibniz Institute for New Materials in Saarbrücken in the program division "Structure Formation". Within the MaterialDigital initiative, Lisa Beran has been working in the DigiBatMat project since June 2022 and will continue her work in the follow-up project DaMaStE.
It creates the groundwork for a digital infrastructure with added value for research and development. The initiative is pioneering the development of a virtual framework for different aspects of material science. It combines knowledge and expertise in a materials data space. Such an interdisciplinary project requires extraordinary teamwork!
Curiosity. Tenacity. Adaptability.
It has been my experience that studying physics is quite different to being a physicist. Bifurcations in career trajectories are becoming more common and even preferred. Through physics, the focus on logical thought processes and problem-solving skills helps young people to critically think and succeed in a variety of fields.
As an idealist my answer would be the abundance of potential our generation has with regard to science. Personally, battery research gives me a purpose, particularly in terms of resource conservation and sustainability.