I was born in beautiful Tyrol but, unfortunately, the place had already taken all the beauty and none was left for me. Therefore, becoming a singer, an actor or a model was not an option any more. I’m too honest for politics, so only physics was left.
In university I soon discovered that I was not smart enough for theoretical physics, but then I found out that experimental physics was more exciting anyway. After my PhD I worked for some years as a neutron spectrometer scientist at an ILL-named facility in Grenoble, France. Normally this would predestine you to an academic career, but I preferred to quit the “publish or perish” domain to do some industrial research.
I studied mixing phenomena for the French tyre manufacturer Michelin, and I finally ended up in the latter’s patent department.
I first took the EQE in 2007 and managed to pass all the papers with the exception of … paper A! Yes, that is possible. And it may explain why I cannot stand drawstring tea bags any more.
I later took revenge in becoming a member of one of the EQE Examination Committees, which also qualifies me as a graphologist.
In 2009 I passed the French qualification exam.
For the time being, I am working in Michelin’s patent department.
You can contact me at: oliver.randl(at)gmail.com.