23 December 2023

Katja Barthelmi

Katja Barthelmi - Walter Schottky Institute, Technical University of Munich

1. Briefly describe your current position/project, research focus, and your role within MCQST.

I am a PhD student in the group of Alexander Holleitner at the Walter Schottky Institute, working on optically active defects in monolayer MoS2. They can be generated by a helium ion microscope with a high accuracy. My research focuses on optical measurements of these defects, and we have shown for example that they act as single photon emitters.

23_KatjaBarthelmi_DSC05421 Ⓒ Christoph Hohmann / MCQST

2. What do you like most about your work?

The thing I like most about working as a PhD student is the mix between working in the lab and analyzing the gathered data afterward. I also enjoy working together with fellow PhD students and collaborating to generate new ideas. Every day is different, and you learn a lot of new things and skills.

3. Are you cooking or baking anything for the holidays?

I am planning to bake some Christmas cookies, called "Schachbrett-Plätzchen", which have a checkerboard pattern of chocolate and normal cookie dough. Also, I like cinnamon rolls a lot and would like to try to bake some.

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