Meet our intern: Gleb Timbalari09-02-2017 11:04
With a great passion for the profession, Gleb Timbalari from Romania is doing his internship at Berghof Membranes since September 2017. Within our organization Gleb is part of our Technology Team, where he writes his BSc thesis. Are you interested to know more about our intern and his enthusiasm for everything around filtration and separation of industrial process streams and wastewater? Read his story here.
With a great passion for the profession, Gleb Timbalari from Romania is doing his internship at Berghof Membranes since September 2017. Within our organization Gleb is part of our Technology Team, where he writes his BSc thesis. Are you interested to know more about our intern and his enthusiasm for everything around filtration and separation of industrial process streams and wastewater? Read his story below.
Gleb, welcome to the Berghof Membranes family! We like to know more about you.
Thank you! My name is Gleb Timbalari and I grew up in the East part of Europe, namely Romania. There is a nice saying in the Romanian language, if you are asked how old you are, then you can mention the number of springs that you have lived. Therefore, I lived 23 springs now! In my free time I like to play football, listen to jazz music or just grab a book. I like to read classical novels.
What kind of study are you doing?
I am a last semester student of Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (IE) at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Germany. IE is a combination of economics, business and engineering subjects. The language of teaching is English but in my spare time I have learnt a bit of German. This study takes about four years and I am in my final months and soon I will graduate.
Wow! You moved to Germany to do your education. Why did you choose for this study?
After graduating from the secondary school, I decided to do my bachelor abroad. I had two options: Finland and Germany. At that time, there were many pros and cons for both countries. But the university in Germany appealed to me. The reason why I choose for this study is because I would like to do something with Industrial Engineering. One thing that I like about Industrial Engineering is flexibility. After my study, I can choose to work in many industries and in different positions.
And how can you apply the learned theory within your internship at Berghof Membranes?
During my internship I am daily monitoring one of the company’s ultrafiltration systems. Based on the performance of the system I search for optimization solutions. The main work and also my thesis work that I am doing at Berghof Membranes is called “Design of bench-top ultrafiltration system”. The customers are constantly asking, if Berghof Membranes and its products are suitable for their wastewater. Customers want to have quick results with low investment costs. This was the reason, why the company has set the goal to design this bench-top ultrafiltration system. Additionally, I write technical documents for Berghof Membranes.
Interesting! But what is the reason you choose to do your internship at Berghof Membranes?
Berghof Membranes gives me a great chance to contribute to ecologically sustainable water development. I knew that I will have a great opportunity to harness the latest technology and techniques of wastewater treatment to address the challenges that the industry faces. This is what makes the company so interesting for me and why I have gladly accepted this new challenge!
But what is it that attracts you in to the world of membranes, filtration, separation and wastewater?
For me it is magic behind, which are years of experiments and thousands of pages theory written. I would have never learnt about membranes and filtration process if I would not have taken some elective courses by the end of my studies at the university. My professor has inspired me to expand knowledge and understanding of membranes and membrane separation processes. When I think about a membrane, I imagine a flat sheet or a tube, that separates a fluid in high quality water and dirty water. As I said: it is magic!
Than you are at the right place! How do you experience your time so far at Berghof Membranes?
The working atmosphere in the company is really great. We are joking, sharing problems, discussing about our hobbies and many other stuff. I would say that family is Berghof Membranes and Berghof Membranes is family. Besides that, the accompaniment in my internship is really good. My supervisor helps me with every question that I have. But actually the whole Berghof Membranes team is friendly and always willing to help.
Thank you Gleb, for the warm words. Hope you will stay a member of the Berghof Membranes family! But what are your ambitions and aim for the future?
After my internship I want to progress further. Continuous personal growth is the key to success. I have a wide base of background knowledge and now I want to get more experienced in the industry. I am always looking for new opportunities, where I can apply my industrial engineer skills.