After completing a BSc in ‘Technical Chemistry’ at the University of Technology in Graz, Austria, Mirjam continued at the same institution to achieve a ‘Diplomingenieur’ (MSc) in ‘Semiconductor Processing and Technology’ with a special focus on surface and nanotechnology. Her master thesis was focused on the influence of earth alkaline dopants on the properties of lead zirconate titanate capacitors.
During her time in Graz, Mirjam has supervised undergraduate laboratory courses as a student research assistant. Her teaching activity continued after joining Sheffield Hallam University as a PhD student, where she facilitated the delivery of a laboratory course in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering.
All through her studies Mirjam has always worked closely with industry, successfully combining academic research with industry needs, and she is continuing to do so as a research assistant on the Sheffield Innovation Programme.
The SIP project aims to stimulate local business growth and built relationships between academia and industry within the Sheffield city region.
Specialist areas of interest:
- Material Chemistry and Analysis
- Thin Film Technology
- Structure-Property Relationships in Electro Ceramics