Ahed Almalla escaped from Syria in 2015 and now lives with her partner and two year old child in Berlin. She began studying chemistry in Aleppo and is currently writing her master's thesis on the corrosion of nanocomposite thin films on aluminium surfaces at the FU Berlin. As a participant in the programme "Open doors, open minds", which supports young female refugees, she completed a two-month internship in the Interfacial Processes and Corrosion division in 2018.

Read more in her interview "It made us tougher, gave us a strong robustness and determination"