Learning beyond borders: a lasallian alumnus following his dreams in Germany.
Sebastian Bahamon-Blanco, undergraduate alumnus from Civil Engineer at Universidad de La Salle, held on November 8, the presentation of his master's dissertation entitled "Detection of local instabilities on a scale vehicle-track model through measured accelerations of the vehicle".
This research was developed at the “Institut für Eisenbahn- und Verkehrswesen” (Institute of Railways and Transport) of the University of Stuttgart, Germany and was examined by Professor Martin Ullrich, Director of the Institute and president of the German Society of Traffic Engineering (DVWG). His performance was outstanding, achieving the highest grade in the German system, corresponding to 5.0 in Colombia.
Sebastian has always stood out as a proactive and dynamic professional, who actively participated in different activities within La Salle and understood the necessity of acquiring global citizenship competences; was IALU leader 2012, joined an immersion English program at New Mexico State University and now is recognized by his important research project. This experience has certainly allowed him to know different cultures, to carry out projects together with professionals in architecture and urbanism areas from all over the world, as well as to take Russian and Swedish language courses in German.
Thanks to the perseverance and professionalism that characterize him, Sebastian received a job offer from the same Institute in Germany, to start working as an academic and research faculty, since February 2019.
We wish him all the best for the future and we encourage him to continue his work as a Lasallian ambassador in the world.