#07 - Material Scientist Anastasiia Uvarova (IKZ): crystal growth, lasers, and triathlon

The guest of this episode is a material scientist Anastasiia Uvarova. She is currently a doctoral student in the section of Crystalline Materials for Photonics of the Leibniz Institute for Crystal Growth (IKZ). However, science and crystal growth were not always at the first place in the list of her career options. From a young age and until her twenties, Anastasiia was an aspiring athlete and planned a professional sports career. In this interview, she tells what made her pursue a scientific career and how athletic experience influences her current work.


Anastasiia Uvarova has completed her master's and bachelor's degrees in the area of Material Science of semiconductors and dielectrics at the National University of Science and Technology "MISiS" in Moscow, Russia. In her project at the IKZ, Anastasiia is developing new oxide and fluoride crystals to build ultra-short pulse lasers on their base.

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Podcast moderator and editor: Natalia Stolyarchuk.

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