Dipl.-Ing. Carola F. Berger, PhD, CT

My name is Carola F Berger. I am operating CFB Scientific Translations LLC as the sole member and principal. I am located in a small town in Santa Barbara County in California, which enables me to easily travel to the high-tech hubs of Silicon Valley and Los Angeles. I got into translation via a somewhat roundabout path, which enabled me to learn about a plurality (as the patent professionals would say) of highly technical and scientific topics along the way.

I completed my Master’s studies in engineering physics at the TU Graz, Austria, with the title of Diplom-Ingenieurin, in a cross-university collaboration with the Theory Department of the Karl Franzens University Graz, Austria. Afterwards, supported by a Fulbright scholarship, I obtained a PhD in theoretical physics (quantum field theory) from Stony Brook University, NY, USA, with a thesis on “Soft Gluon Exponentiation and Resummation.” I subsequently enjoyed a successful research career at institutions such as Stanford/SLAC and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with over 40 published scientific articles. The CT after my name means “certified translator,” a designation that translators certified by the American Translators Association may carry. I am certified for translation from German into English and from English into German.

As a life-long learner and self-professed nerd, I am continuously expanding my horizon by enrolling in continuing education classes on topics ranging from exercise physiology, robotics, and programming in Java over cryptocurrencies to renewable energy sources, scientific writing, and neural networks. I even programmed an autonomously navigating robot once and named it Boticelli.

My expertise includes the following subject matter fields:

certified patent translation services

Patent translation for PCT filing, Paris convention, European unitary patent, EP validation, litigation, information

ATA-certification English into German

ATA-certified translator from English into German

Blockchain cryptocurrency bitcoin altcoin

Blockchain, Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, crypto tokens, NFTs, decentralized finance, DeFi

Localization software gui

Localization, Austrian German, German, software localization, GUI localization, PO files

RWS Machine Translation Post-Editing Certificate

RWS Machine Translation Post-Editing Certificate

professional translator with PhD in physics

PhD in physics, knowledge in advanced mathematics, statistics, scientific writing, nuclear physics, quantum physics

artificial intelligence machine learning deep learning neural nets

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, neural networks, deep learning

Electronics programming

Electronics, programming, Python, Java, C++

Solar energy, sustainable energy, renewables, DIY portable solar generator, Sonnenenergie, Photovoltaik, Solargenerator im Eigenbau

Solar energy, sustainable energy, renewables, DIY portable solar generator

Professional American Translators Association member translator ATA-certified

Member of ATA, Webmaster of ATA’s Science and Technology Division

professional translator with engineering degree

Master’s degree in engineering physics, knowledge in electrical and mechanical engineering, medical devices

natural language processing neural machine translation

Natural language processing, neural machine translation

Energy renewables oil and gas

Energy, renewables, oil and gas

NCTA-member professional translator Northern California Translators Association

Member of the Board of Directors of NCTA, Webmaster

TAUS Certified Post-Editor

TAUS Certified Post-Editor

ATA-certification German into English

ATA-certified translator from German into English

Boticelli robot autonomous navigation

Robotics, autonomous navigation

Cycling coach, exercise physiology, bicycle components

Cycling coaching, exercise physiology, bicycle components, bicycle technology, virtual cycling

Volunteer translator, Translators without Borders, Global Voices

Volunteer translator for Translators without Borders, Global Voices (Stichting Global Voices)

SDL Trados Studio 2019 - Certified Level 1

SDL Trados Studio 2019 – Certified Level 1


Completed Continuing Education Courses

  • September 2023: AI for Good Specialization, consisting of the courses: AI and Climate Change, AI for Public Health, AI and Disaster Management, DeepLearning.AI, Coursera
  • June 2023: ChatGPT Prompt Engineering for Developers, DeepLearning.AI
  • February 2023: RWS Machine Translation Post-Editing Certification, RWS Group
  • January 2023: TAUS Certified Post-Editor, TAUS Post-Editing / Reviewing Course
  • August 2022: Introduction to Decentralized Finance, University of Nicosia
  • August 2022: Blockchain Basics, Coursera, University at Buffalo
  • December 2021: SDL Trados Studio 2019 – Certified Level 1, RWS Group
  • February 2021: Into-English Patent Translation, Martin Cross, Training for Translators
  • October 2020: Natural Language Processing Specialization, consisting of the courses: Natural Language Processing with Classification and Vector Spaces, Natural Language Processing with Probabilistic Models, Natural Language Processing with Sequence Models, Natural Language Processing with Attention Models, Coursera, DeepLearning.AI
  • December 2017: Neural Networks for Machine Learning, Coursera, University of Toronto
  • September 2017: Machine Learning, Coursera, Stanford University
  • September 2017: The Blues: Understanding and Performing an American Art Form, Coursera, University of Rochester
  • April 2017: Artificial Intelligence, edX, University of Columbia
  • November 2016: Robotics Specialization, consisting of the courses: Robotics: Estimation and Learning, Robotics: Perception, Robotics: Computational Motion Planning, Robotics: Aerial Robotics, Robotics: Mobility, Robotics: Capstone Project, Coursera, University of Pennsylvania
  • July 2016: Computational Investing, Part I, Coursera, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • April 2016: Control of Mobile Robots, Coursera, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • August 2015: Linguistics 102 – Speech Science, The Virtual Linguistics Campus, Philipps Universität Marburg
  • August 2015: Linguistics 101 – Fundamentals, The Virtual Linguistics Campus, Philipps Universität Marburg
  • May 2015: Miracles of Human Language: An Introduction to Linguistics, Coursera, Universiteit Leiden
  • September 2014: Introduction to Digital Currencies, University of Nicosia
  • March 2014: Your Body in the World: Adapting to Your Next Big Adventure, Stanford University
  • November 2013: Writing in the Sciences, Stanford University
  • November 2013: Crafting an Effective Writer: Tools of the Trade, Coursera, Mt. San Jacinto College
  • July 2013: Global Sustainable Energy: Past, Present and Future, Coursera, University of Florida
  • May 2013: Introduction to Finance, Coursera, University of Michigan
  • September 2009: Python for Programmers, UC Santa Cruz Extension
  • May 2009: Java Programming, Comprehensive, UC Santa Cruz Extension
  • May 2009: Ajax, Introduction, UC Santa Cruz Extension


  • ATA-certification for translation from German into English and from English into German, American Translators Association
  • Research in theoretical physics, Stanford University/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • PhD in physics, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Stony Brook University, New York, USA; Fulbright Scholar; President’s Distinguished Doctoral Student Award; Goldhaber Prize for PhD thesis
  • Diplom-Ingenieurin der Technischen Physik (Master’s degree in engineering physics), TU Graz, Austria, in collaboration with the Karl Franzens Universität Graz, Austria, focusing on nuclear and particle physics; graduated with distinction
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Meet CFB Scientific Translations LLC

CFB Scientific Translations LLC is owned an operated by Single Member Carola F Berger. Since 2010, I provide 100% professional, human translation services, no outsourcing, no subcontractors, no external machine translation. Your intellectual property and your documents are safe with me. I don't send your documents halfway around the globe or use third-party machine translation services in the cloud that could potentially lead to a data leak or breach. Upon request and only with your express approval, I work with a trusted colleague to lend a second set of eyes. Furthermore, I can also transmit your documents securely with PGP encryption.

Carola F Berger, PhD, CT
Carola F Berger, PhD, CT
Principal Member and Translator

PhD in physics, Master's degree in engineering physics, ATA-certified for translation from German to English and from English to German. Webmaster, Board of Directors of the Northern California Translators Association; webmaster of ATA's Science & Technology Division.

Erwin "Winnie" Spock Berger OA OAJ XF TKN VSWI
Erwin "Winnie" Spock Berger OA OAJ XF TKN VSWI
Data Privacy Officer and Office Assistant

Document shredding expert, Excellent FAST agility title holder, novice trick dog, virtual scent work intermediate. Chief of security.