Woman in Physics
Who am I?
My name is Maike Lenz and I am a first year DPhil researcher at the University of Oxford. I have an interest in the intersection between optics and life sciences and am currently working on the use of multimode optical fibres for microscopy, particularly in neuroimaging.
I graduated from my integrated Masters in Physics with First Class Honours in 2022. During this time, I completed my MSci project on the computational and experimental optimisation of ultrashort laser pulses with a focus on self-phase modulation in hollow core optical fibres.
Growing up near Munich in the south of Germany, I have a real love for hiking and spending time in the mountains. After moving to Sevenoaks in the UK in 2013, I continued my education at Sevenoaks School, completing my GCSEs in 2016 and my International Baccalaureate in 2018. I enjoyed experiencing multiple cultures and being immersed in a highly international environment. As a native German and English speaker, I appreciate the importance of learning new languages. In my free time, I keep up with learning Spanish.
I'm passionate about leading an active lifestyle and I particularly look forward to skiing in winter.