Maria A. Piza Bermudez

Helix Lab Fellow, Class of Spring 2023

What was your motivation for becoming a Helix Lab Fellow?

I have always though that the best way to challenge myself is trying to apply everything I have learnt throughout my studies, and Helix Lab was the perfect opportunity to do it. The direct connection that Helix Lab has between industry and academia, the technical and social support that they provide in regards to our projects and our new lives in Kalundborg, was what led me to become a Helix Fellow.

What is the most exciting part of being a Helix Lab Fellow?

One of the most exciting parts of being a Helix Lab Fellow is networking. For an international student is really important to get in contact with other students and people from the industry. When doing our projects, it is a big help that we are surrounded by other students in the same situation. We can discuss about our projects, help each other with technical issues and also get to know different cultures. On the industry side, this is a great chance to show what we can do, which may increase the probabilities to get a job after the thesis.

What perspectives do you see for your future after being a Helix Lab Fellow?

What I see in my future is that, after being a Helix Fellow, the networking, my thesis and the whole Helix Lab experience will help me to get a job as a process engineer in Kalundborg. It would be very satisfying to see the impact that my project could have in the industry, and why not follow the implementation of it!