Julia Glaum received her Diploma in Physics from the Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Germany in 2006 and her PhD in Materials Science from the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany in 2010. After a Postdoctoral stay at UNSW Sydney, Australia, she moved to the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in 2015. Here, she is now heading a research group with its main focus on functional materials for biomedical applications. Her main research activities stretch from the development of materials and components suitable for in-vivo applications to studies on material stability and reliability under physiological conditions. Furthermore, she is the leader of the Synergy Group “Biomedical Materials Science” that merges research and educational efforts in biomedical materials science at NTNU.