What do you do at Eriksholm?
“I am a researcher in the eHealth area. I have been working in three different projects throughout my time at Eriksholm: one of them is the Eriksholm Guide To Better Hearing. They are three very different projects, but all of them have to do with eHealth."
When did you come to Eriksholm?
"I applied to work here in January 2016. At that time I was looking for challenges in Denmark, because I had just moved here to be with my partner and to support her. She is doing a PhD, and the opportunities here were much better than anywhere else. When I found the job description for the job I am doing now, it felt like an almost perfect match, because the job was almost exactly what I was working on in my master thesis."
What do you like the most about working at Eriksholm Research Centre?
"On a day to day basis it is definitely the community here. The environment at Eriksholm is very family-like. Even if you are not working on the same project, people are still interested in what you do, because we are very close to each other. Another important thing is the natural environment. Eriksholm is an extremely inspiring, very creative place to be."
What are the three most important values of your life?
"Harmony is for me the most important thing. Generally, there is no reason for anyone to be in trouble or to cause trouble. Everything can be solved if you just work together. I don’t like trouble in general, so harmony is the thing I try to work towards always.
Clarity is about being clear about the intentions when communicating, so everyone knows what you are talking about. And to me clarity is also central when it comes to design and function of things, because I feel more encouraged to use things, if they are nicely designed and nicely made.
Curiosity is crucial when working in a research centre. I think it is important to stay curious and try new things. Curiosity is what is mutual for all inventions. It is what is shaping the future."
What is the most exciting scientific breakthrough in your lifetime?
"In my lifetime I think the widespread of the internet - the explosion of the internet – is the most exciting breakthrough. Especially the development of the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things is changing the way we use everyday devices. To me it is the connectivity that will give people an easier life. My electronic professor in Germany once said ‘the best engineers are the lazy ones’. Because these guys will find the easiest way to reach their goals. And I think if you have an easy life at home, you can put the rest of your capacity to good use and make even better advancements at your workplace."
What do you hope will happen in future science?
"I really hope that the advancements in medicine will come true, because it will enable people to live longer and healthier lives. Basically that was why I started taking the courses in biomedical engineering: So I can participate in this and help people with the technical part of it.
I am especially looking forward to when the medical sector will begin replacing human tissue. Not only bone replacements that are done already, but things like brain tissue or damaged nerve cells, so people can use for instance limbs again, that they haven't been able to use for a long time."
What do you do in your spare time?
"I enjoy discovering things. Especially Denmark. I have lived here a little bit more than one year, but I haven’t seen as much as I wanted to. I also like to travel. I made a lot of friends during my studies, and they invited me to come visit. But I also like to be at home watching movies and fiddling around with technologies. To fix up new things and make home automation. Finding new toys is always interesting – and there is always one more sensor that you need."