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Arijeta Osmani
Born in 1993, Skenderaj (Kosovo)




I grew up in London and graduated high school in Germany. After completing my bachelor’s degree, I wanted to travel somewhere nice and warm so I went to Indonesia for a few months. I also taught English at an elementary school there as part of a volunteer program (when I wasn’t on the beach). Before pursuing my master’s degree, I did an internship at Tesa in Hamburg to gain some work experience. It gave me insight to the importance of polymers in daily life, which is why I became highly interested in polymer chemistry. In addition to travelling, I engage in many sports and enjoy spending time with my friends and family!




Since 03/2017
Master Thesis
“Telechelic Water-Soluble Polymers as Biolinkers” in the group of Dr Guillaume Delaittre at the Institute of Toxicology and Genetics and the Preparative Macromolecular Chemistry team at the Institute of Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry, both within the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany.

08/2016 - 11/2016
Vertiefungspraktikum: Student in the group of Prof. Hans-Achim Wagenknecht at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

10/2015 – 12/2016
Translator for psychotherapy sessions (English-German), Menschenrechtszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany.

04/2015 – 09/2015
tesa SE: Research & Development, Technology Platform Laboratories, Backings I, Internship: plastics processing, testing and characterization, independently conducted an extensive research program involving thin solvent-based foam layers. Collaborated in the advancement of syntactic foam films comprising expandable polymeric micro balloons, Hamburg, Germany.

02/2014 – 05/2014
Bachelor Thesis: “Determination of monomer reactivity ratios for the copolymerization of renewable monomers“ under supervision of Prof. Michael Meier, Institute of Organic Chemistry, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany.

10/2011 – 10/2014
Studies of pure chemistry, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

03/2011 – 04/2011
Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ), Internship: Gene-broad in vivo RNAi Screen for identification of embryo- and Wnt signal factors in the epithelial intestine of Drosophila melanogaster (colon cancer research), Heidelberg, Germany.

Secondary school examination (European Baccalaureate), European School of Karlsruhe, Germany



Last update: February 20, 2017