14. Career Dialogue "Beata Tyburska-Pueschel and M.J. Pueschel, dual career"

Career Dialogue

  • Date: Oct 6, 2022
  • Time: 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speakers: Beata Tyburska-Pueschel and M.J. Pueschel
  • Location: Zoom
  • Room: For zoom details write an email to careercenter@ipp.mpg.de
  • Host: Career Center
  • Contact: careercenter@ipp.mpg.de
For the Career Dialogue we invite people with different backgrounds who will initially tell about themselves, their career or their networks and will then answer your questions and engage in a dialogue with you. The purpose of the Career Dialogue is to provide insight into different career paths, to bring you in contact with people outside IPP and to enhance our networks in all directions - science, industry, entrepreneurship, science management.

This time our visitors are a couple, Beata Tyburska-Pueschel and M.J. Pueschel, who got to know each other while doing their PhDs at IPP, and since then have faced the 'dual-career challenge'.

Beata currently leads the Ion Beam Laboratory at the Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research in Eindhoven. After obtaining her PhD for research on deuterium and tritium retention in tungsten tiles in fusion reactors conducted at IPP, she changed her focus to fission reactor materials during her work as post-doc and then scientist at the University of Wisconsin. Her next career stop brought her to Cologne, Germany, where she conducted materials research in zero gravity at the Deutsche Luft- und Raumfahrt, leading a young investigator's group. Starting her present position in the Netherlands in 2019 marked her return to fusion materials.

Beata's spouse M.J. ("Em Jay") graduated with his IPP-based PhD on turbulence in fusion plasmas, followed by a post-doc at IPP/MPSS with a strong space plasma component. While his primary focus has remained fusion plasmas, he has kept one leg in the space/astro-plasma field during his work at the University of Wisconsin (first as post-doc, then as scientist) and at the University of Texas (as scientist, working remotely while living in Cologne). Since 2020, he has been leading the Plasma Micro-Turbulence group at the Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research while teaching at universities in Eindhoven and Bochum.

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