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Meet a teacher – Kerstin Ramser

Published: 4 October 2019

Kerstin Ramser is Professor of Experimental Mechanics and teacher.

Hello there, who are you?

– My name is Kerstin Ramser and I'm Professor of Experimental Mechanics. I research and teach in the subject of Physics and above all within optics and microfluidics.

In what courses do the students meet you?

– At the basic level, I help in the course Physics 2. On the second level, I am examiner of the course Modern Experimental Metrology. I am also a guest lecturer at many advanced courses dealing with spectroscopy.

Why study this programme at Luleå University of Technolgy?

– The program provides a solid foundation in both physics and electronics, which is necessary in our technological age. No matter which of the three specialisations you choose, you will have access to a broad labor market – just find the specialisation that leads to your dream job! The goal of the education is to prepare young people for the challenges of today, to find technical solutions for a good, sustainable and equitable living standard. 

What do you want the students to get from your courses?

– Inspiration, accuracy and patience. One of the aims is to relate to real-world applications of physics and how to use optics to see the invisible.

What is the best part of teaching?

– To meet young talents with unexpected ideas are always fun. It's also fun to see the progress of students through the education.

What is your research about?

– My research focuses on the development of optical methods for measuring biological matter, such as human tissue or single cells. Being able to detect cancer quickly and reliably is one of my research objectives, another is to study individual behavior of cells in different contexts. Everything connects closely to medical technology or life sciences.