Fellow profile: Dr Susanne Klein

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P1070551Dr Susanne Klein, senior research scientist, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Diploma in physics and PhD in medical physics, both from University of Saarland, Germany

Why did you first choose to study physics?
I did not want to do art or literature, which my parents had in mind for me – but I have always been the black sheep in the family.

What does your current work entail?
I am doing basic research into optical cryptography. I am supervising PhD students and apprentices. I am publishing scientific papers and present at scientific conferences. I am involved in customer events as well.

What did you do previously?
I was first a Telekom research fellow at the University of Frankfurt, Germany, then a Royal Society research assistant at the University of Bristol, and then I ended up in HP Labs in Bristol.

What does being a fellow of the Institute of Physics mean to you?
I am very proud of being a fellow of the Institute of Physics. In industry, receiving a fellowship is very important – it shows the employer that you have impact on the field you are working in.

What other involvement do you have with the Institute’s activities?
I am a member of the Juno committee and the Diversity and Inclusion committee. I am passionate about attracting more women to, and keeping more women in, physics.

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