Thiemo Lang Manager des Robeco SAM Smart Energy Fund has a PhD in micro-optics and photonics from the Grenoble Institute of Technology. Born in Geislingen in Germany during the early sixties, Lang studied at the University of Stuttgart and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology before gaining his PhD. He started his career in the financial industry in 1998 working as a buy-side analyst for Activest Munich. He later went on to become a portfolio manager for the same company. In 2005 he joined Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie as a portfolio manager, and then moved to SAM Group in 2007 where he currently works as a senior portfolio manager. He runs the SAM Smart Energy Fund, where his stock selection process is based on fundamental analysis.