Edward Coltman, SFB 1313 doctoral researcher (associated to research project A02), had the great pleasure to interview Prof. Insa Neuweiler, member of SFB 1313's Advisory Board and professor of Fluid Mechanics and Environmental Physics in Civil Engineering at the Leibniz University of Hannover.
Insa Neuweiler is the first female speaker of the newly introduced SFB 1313 Anneliese Niethammer Lecture Series, which aims to give women in the science a platform to present their scientific work and intends especially to encourage women to pursue a career in the natural sciences. On 5th February 2019, she talked on: Data assimilation with soils and the question of the length scales.
During the interview, we get to know about Insa Neuweilers affiliation to SFB 1313 and her research interests. As she spoke within the Anneliese Niethammer Lecture Series, she tells us what advices she would give to young female researchers concerning pursuing an academic career, and, in general, to young researchers concerning maintaining momentum during their research projects.
About Insa Neuweiler
Insa Neuweiler studied Physics at the University of Tübingen, University of Hamburg and Heidelberg University and received her doctor’s degree in 2000 in Environmental Sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich. Between 2000 and 2003 she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London. From 2003 to 2008 she was part of the Emmy Noether group at the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering, University of Stuttgart. Since then she has been professor of Fluid Mechanics and Environmental Physics in Civil Engineering at the Leibniz University of Hannover.