“My FAME experience aided me in adapting to diverse cultures and learning at an accelerated pace in state-of-the-art facilities.”
Muhammad Afsar— FAME 2016-2018 alumnus
FAMEAIS: What was your specialisation in the FAME+ Master and what year did you graduate? What is your current position (PhD, job)?
Muhammad: My current position is as a research associate at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. I was in batch 2016-2018 and graduated in 2018. I specialized in characterizing ultra-high-strength steel that is utilized in the automotive industry, with a focus on comprehending the phenomenon of hydrogen embrittlement (Hydrogen, Automotive, and Material Characterization).
FAMEAIS: How did your experience at FAME+ Master help you find this position?
Muhammad: The collaboration between UCL FAME partner university and my current university, KU Leuven, played a crucial role in my academic and professional development.
FAMEAIS: Has FAME+ contributed to your personal development?
Muhammad: My FAME experience aided me in adapting to diverse cultures and learning at an accelerated pace in state-of-the-art facilities.
FAMEAIS: According to you, what are the particularities of the FAME+ Master?
Muhammad: I would say diversity, collaboration, and access to top-class research facilities.
FAMEAIS: What did you most like about the FAME+ experience?
Muhammad: Research infrastructure and collaboration.
FAMEAIS: How would you describe the FAME+ Master in 3 words?
Muhammad: Diverse, rich, and quality
FAMEAIS: Do you have any pieces of advice for new students?
Muhammad: Decide on your mobility path even before joining the program, master one European language, and get a driving license.