Lucero’s co-founder, Dr. Falko Schmidt, completes his Ph.D. in the natural sciences with a specialization in physics.
We are proud to announce that Lucero’s co-founder, Falko Schmidt, has successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis and has earned his doctoral degree. We sat down to speak with him after the conclusion of this four-year journey:
How do you feel now that you’ve accomplished a goal you’ve been working towards for the past 4 years?
It has been an immense journey that has taken me along many different paths and that experience has given me enormous personal and professional growth, for which I am very grateful. Looking back I am of course proud of what I have achieved in those years and I am very happy to have received the corresponding recognition in form of a doctoral degree.
What is a challenge in your field of research that you’d like to see solved?
Together with my colleagues, we have looked at the problem of creating motion for tiny particles and organisms in their environment from many different angles. But there is still much to explore and fundamental physics to be understood. It would be interesting to see if our newly discovered concept of active feedback loops can be used to develop new types of nanomachines that find applications for instance in the medical sector.
What are your next steps with Lucero now that your studies are done?
We have all just started with Lucero and there are still many technical challenges that we need to address to create the best product for our customers and partners. This is an immense effort that we can only achieve in collaboration with other researchers and industry partners across Europe. I will continue to coordinate those partnerships and will look into new funding possibilities such that we can bring current research methods to a completely new level.
Congratulations, Dr. Schmidt! We are lucky to have you on board.