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Head of department

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Ruckdäschel | Polymer Engineering Bayreuth
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Ruckdäschel
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Phone+49 921 55 7471
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Professor Dr.-Ing. Holger Ruckdäschel has been head of the Chair of Polymer Materials at the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Bayreuth since January 1, 2021.

After studying materials science, he earned his doctorate in 2009 at the Chair of Polymeric Materials under Prof. Altstädt in Bayreuth. After 13 years of industrial experience at BASF, he thus returned to his academic roots. At BASF, he was involved in a wide range of topics and most recently headed the digital strategy of the plastics division. His other positions include polymer research and senior global roles in wind energy research and plastics additives. In recent years, he also drove digital innovations and new business models for the plastics industry with his team.

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Altstädt | Polymer Engineering Bayreuth
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Altstädt
Mailaltstaedt@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone+49 921 55 7471
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Since October 1, 2000, Professor Dr.-Ing. Volker Altstädt has headed the chair for “Polymer Engineering” at the “Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences” / “Faculty of Engineering Science” at the University of Bayreuth. Since September 30, 2020, he has been relieved of his duties as a university lecturer but is still linked to the University of Bayreuth via a service contract.

He is an elected member of the German Academy of Engineering Sciences (acatech) and Executive Officer of the Polymer Processing Society (PPS). After studying physics and obtaining his doctorate in 1987 at the “Institute for Materials Engineering” with Professor Ehrenstein in Kassel, he worked for 8 years in the “Polymer Research Division” of BASF SA in Ludwigshafen. In October 1995, Volker Altstädt was offered full professorship at the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, where he headed the “Plastics and Composite Materials Department” until he accepted the chair at the University of Bayreuth. Since July 2009 he has also been the managing director of “Neue Materialien Bayreuth LtD”.

 

Curriculum vitae

M.Sc. Tobias Standau | Polymer Engineering Bayreuth
M.Sc. Tobias Standau
RoomA.2.07
Mailtobias.standau@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone0921 55 7440
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M. Sc. Tobias Standau started as a scientific staff member at the department of Polymer Engineering in the polymer foams working group in February 2014 and working on the development of extrusion foams made from chemically modified polylactide. From July 2016 to March 2020, Mr. Standau was the group leader of the polymer foams group and has been the chief engineer of the chair for Polymer Engineering since April 2020.

From 2008 to 2013, Mr. Standau studied chemical engineering at the Dresden University of Applied Sciences (HTW). In his bachelor thesis he dealt with the surface modification of polyurethanes by means of electron beam treatment. In the subsequent master’s degree, he dealt with the characterization of polymers and successfully completed his degree with a master’s thesis on the subject of “Development of thermally conductive polypropylene composites”.

Group  Polymer Foams

M.Sc. Christian Brütting | Polymer Engineering Bayreuth
M.Sc. Christian Brütting
RoomA.2.07
Mailchristian.bruetting@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone0921 55 7482
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M.Sc. Christian Brütting has been working at the Department of Polymer Engineering in the Group of Polymer Foams since June 2018. Starting in October 2020, Christian Brütting operates as Research Manager in the Group of Polymer Foams. As part of his scientific work, he is investigating the processing behavior of Polylactide(PLA)-based particle foams.

From 2012 to 2015, Christian Brütting studied mechanical engineering (B. Eng.) at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) Mosbach. In his subsequent master’s degree (M. Sc.) in “Materials Science and Engineering” at the University of Bayreuth, he focused on lightweight construction and polymer materials. He successfully completed his studies with a master’s thesis on “Investigation of epoxy-based resins for a novel additive manufacturing process”.

Group  Thermosets and Composites

M.Sc. Martin Demleitner | Polymer Engineering Bayreuth
M.Sc. Martin Demleitner
RoomA.2.09
Mailmartin.demleitner@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone0921 55 7476
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Martin Demleitner has been working at the Chair of Polymer Engineering since July 2017 and since June 2018 he is group leader of the Thermosets and Composites group. His focus in on the aging behavior and the elucidation of structure-property relationships of high-temperature epoxy resin systems.

From 2011 to 2013, Martin Demleitner studied chemistry at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. In the subsequent master’s program “Materials Chemistry and Catalysis” at the University of Bayreuth, he focused on polymer chemistry. He successfully completed his studies in October 2016 with a master’s thesis on “Dielectric Analysis for Thermoset Cure Monitoring in the Resin Transfer Molding Process

Group  Thermoplastic Processing

M.Sc. Julia Utz | Polymer Engineering Bayreuth
M.Sc. Julia Utz
RoomA.2.05
Mailjulia.utz@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone0921 55 7483
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M. Sc. Julia Utz (Hutschreuther) has been working as a research assistant at the Chair of Polymer Materials since September 2017. Since April 2021 she is group leader of the Functional Thermoplastics and Manufacturing group. Her focus is on additive manufacturing and the investigation of the mechanical behavior of polypropylene.

From 2011 to 2017 Julia Utz studied Material Science and Technology at the University of Bayreuth with special emphasis on polymer and lightweight materials. During her master thesis she investigated biopolymer-based fibers and gradient materials.

Florian Rothenhäusler Florian Rothenhäusler
M.Sc. Florian Rothenhäusler
RoomA.2.05
Mailflorian.rothenhaeusler@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone0921 55 7483
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Florian Rothenhäusler joined the Chair of Polymer Materials as a research associate in April 2021. Here, biobased epoxy resin systems, biobased flame retardants and natural fibers are the focus of his work. His goal is to implement sustainable fiber composite systems in secondary structures of aircraft.

From 2012 to 2015, Florian Rothenhäusler studied mechanical engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. In the process, he discovered his passion for materials science and polymers. He then studied materials science and materials engineering in the Bachelor’s (B.Sc.) and Master’s (M.Sc.) programs, focusing on materials science and materials process engineering of polymers and their composites. During his bachelor thesis he worked on non-linear Fourier-transformed shear rheology of polymers. His master thesis in cooperation with Volkswagen AG focused on the validation and comparison of different direct fiber models for the process simulation of sheet molding compounds.

Liya Joseph Liya Joseph
B.Sc. Liya Joseph
RoomA.2.06
Mailliyamol.joseph@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone0921 55 7472
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Liya Joseph has been working as a research associate at the Department of Polymer Engineering in the group of thermoplastics since June 2021. She is mainly involved in the analysis and management of laboratory data.

After studying electronics and communications engineering, she worked as a software engineer for two years. From 2016 to 2020, Liya Joseph studied biomaterial sciences at Rhein-waal University of Applied Sciences. She wrote her bachelor’s thesis on “Development and evaluation of analytical concepts and methods for the characterization of gas permeation”.

Andreas Himmelsbach Andreas Himmelsbach am Rheometer
M.Sc. Andreas Himmelsbach
RoomA.2.08
Mailandreas.himmelsbach@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone‭0921 55 7481‬
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Andreas Himmelsbach M. Sc. has been working as a research assistant at the chair for polymer engineering in the polymer foams group since July 2021. As a research assistant, he mainly deals with the structure-property relationship of r-PET / PBT blends regarding their foaming and welding behavior. A focus is the thermal and rheological examination of the blends.

From 2015 to 2019 he studied Chemical Engineering at the Hochschule of Kaiserslautern. In the subsequent master’s course in Polymer Science at the University of Bayreuth, he deepened his knowledge of polymer synthesis and processing of polymer materials. In his master’s thesis he dealt with the thermal and dynamic-mechanical characterization of bead foams considering the foam structure.

Monica Senra | Polymer Engineering Bayreuth
Monica Senra
Mailmonica.senra@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone+49 921 7461

M. Sc. Mônica Senra studied chemistry at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and part of her studies were carried out at Universitat Rovira i Virgili, coupled with an internship in industry.

After two years working in industry, she received her master’s degree in Polymer Science and Technology investigating ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene bioactive composites. She started her PhD at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and is developing part of her experiments at the Polymer Engineering department at Bayreuth University. Her scientific work focuses on poly(ether ether ketone) composites for biomedical applications.

Emmanuel Abu-Danso | Polymer Engineering Bayreuth
Emmanuel Abu-Danso
RoomA.2.08
Mailemmanuel.abu-danso@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone‭0921 55 7481‬
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Dr. Emmanuel Abu-Danso is a postdoctoral researcher in the field of polymer synthesis and processing for environmental applications. His research interest is multidisciplinary and combines scientific disciplines of materials engineering, nanotechnology, adsorption science and environmental engineering. His research interest is to find sustainable materials for various environmental remediation processes in the 21st century.

Emmanuel received his PhD from the Kuopioder Campus of the University of Eastern Finland in 2020, focusing on “Potentials of modified biopolymers in wastewater treatment.”

Currently, Emmanuel is focusing on the industrial application of environmentally friendly polymer blends and various surface-modified polymers with hierarchical functions for water treatment. The goal of his current research is to develop efficient yet economically feasible alternatives for the sustainable removal of emerging and traditional environmental pollutants.

M.Sc. (hons) Merve Aksit | Polymer Engineering Bayreuth
M.Sc. (hons) Merve Aksit
RoomA.2.02
Mailmerve.aksit@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone0921 55 7460
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M. Sc. (hons) Merve Aksit has joined the Department of Polymer Engineering as a scientific staff member in the thermoplastic processing group in July 2016. She currently focuses on improvement of morphology and properties of amorphous and semicrystalline foams via supramolecular polymer additives.

Mrs. Aksit received her B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering at Izmir Institute of Technology in 2013. In her bachelor thesis, she developed bioactive films from composite materials for food packaging applications.

Between October 2013 and June 2016, Mrs. Aksit studied the Elite Masters Program “Advanced Materials and Processes” (MAP) in Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) with main focuses of advanced processes, biomaterials and bioprocessing. She successfully completed her masters study with the thesis “Effect of acrylonitrile content and the molecular weight of SAN on the properties of PC/ABS blends” which was carried out at the Department of Polymer Engineering, University of Bayreuth.

M.Sc. Tobias Bubmann | Polymer Engineering Bayreuth
M.Sc. Tobias Bubmann
RoomA.2.06
Mailtobias.bubmann@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone0921 55 7472
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M. Sc. Tobias Bubmann has been a research assistant at the Chair of Polymer Materials since February 2017. As part of his doctorate, he is working on the development of compatibilizers for partially miscible blend systems.

From 2011 to 2014, Tobias Bubmann studied polymer and colloid chemistry at the University of Bayreuth. In his bachelor’s thesis, he dealt with the “Nucleation of PCBM using supramolecular nanofibers” for later applications in solar cell technology. In the subsequent master’s degree program Polymer Science starting in 2014, he focused on polymer science. Tobias Bubmann successfully completed his studies with a master’s thesis on “Development of a compatibilizer for PC/ABS blends by reactive compounding”.

M.Sc. Teresa Menzel | Polymer Engineering Bayreuth
M.Sc. Teresa Menzel
RoomA.2.08
Mailteresa.menzel@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone0921 55 7462
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Teresa Menzel M.Sc has been a research assistant at the Chair of Polymer Materials since July 2019 and is part of the thermoplastic processing group. As part of her doctorate, she works on the SFB project 1357 – “Microplastics” and investigates the formation and degradation of microplastics under simulated environmental influences.

From 2012 to 2015, she studied “Molecular Science” at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg. She completed her Bachelor in “Polymer and Colloid Chemistry” in 2017 at the University of Bayreuth. In the subsequent master’s degree in “Polymer Science,” during her master’s thesis at our chair, she examined the “Influence of SMA concentration and MAH content on the morphological, mechanical and thermal properties of PPE / PA66 blends”. She completed her studies in July 2019.

M.Sc. Nico Geis | Polymer Engineering Bayreuth
M.Sc. Nico Geis
RoomA.2.04
Mailnico.geis@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone0921 55 7518
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M.Sc. Nico Geis joined the Department of Polymer Engineering as a research associate in February 2020. His scientific work is mainly focused on UV-curing resin systems and the optimization of their properties for additive manufacturing.

Mr. Geis studied material science and engineering at the University of Bayreuth. During his master studies, he focused on polymer materials and their processing. His master thesis was about the establishment of structure-property relationships of immiscible polymer blends.

M.Sc. Fabian Hübner | Polymer Engineering Bayreuth
M.Sc. Fabian Hübner
RoomA.2.09
Mailfabian.huebner@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone0921 55 7483
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Since February 2018, Fabian Hübner is a member of the Thermosets and composites group at the Department of Polymer Engineering. In his doctoral studies, he deals with the investigation of low temperature cryogenic performance of carbon fiber reinforced composite materials and winding of vessel structures for hydrogen storage.

From 2011 to 2017, he studied Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Bayreuth. The focus of his Master studies was polymer materials and composites, which he finished with his Master Thesis „Influence of silane-based coupling agents on the thermal and mechanical properties of highly filled CFRP”.

M.Sc. Florian Schönl | Polymer Engineering Bayreuth
M.Sc. Florian Schönl
RoomA.2.09
Mailflorian.schoenl@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone0921 55 7512

Florian Schönl has been working as a research assistant at the Chair of Polymer Engineering in the Thermosets and Composites group since November 2020. As part of his scientific work at the chair, he is working on UV and thermally dual-curable resin systems for use in fiber-reinforced composites.

From 2010 to 2015, Florian Schönl studied process engineering with a specialization in polymers at the University of Applied Sciences Munich. At the University of Bayreuth, he then focused on the area of polymeric materials in the master’s degree programme in materials science and engineering, in particular on fiber-reinforced composites for the lightweight sector. In 2018, he completed his studies with a master’s thesis on the influence of the fiber morphology of carbon fibers and their coating with metals on the thermal conductivity in the thickness direction and their mechanical properties of carbon fiber-reinforced polymers.

M.Sc. Christian Bethke | Polymer Engineering Bayreuth
M.Sc. Christian Bethke
RoomA.2.02
Mailchristian.bethke@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone0921 55 7460
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Since January 2017, M. Sc. Christian Bethke is working as a research assistant at the polymeric foam division of the department Polymer Engineering.

From 2011 to 2014, Christian Bethke studied “Polymer und Kolloidchemie” (B.Sc.) at the university of Bayreuth. During his bachelor thesis, he worked on the synthesis and characterization of antibacterial polyguanidines. The following master studies in “Polymer Science” allowed him to focus on the processing and application of polymers. He successfully graduated in 2016 his studies with his master’s thesis on the topic of “Foaming of epoxy resins with CO2 blocked hardener”.

M.Sc. Justus Kuhnigk | Polymer Engineering Bayreuth
M.Sc. Justus Kuhnigk
RoomA.2.07
Mailjustus.kuhnigk@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone0921 55 7440
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M. Sc. Justus Kuhnigk has been working as a research assistant at the Department of Polymer Engineering in the Group of Polymer Foams since November 2019. His scientific work focuses on the design of polyesters for temperature-resistant bead foams and the clarification of structure-property relationships during foaming and welding.

From 2013 to 2016, Justus Kuhnigk studied chemistry at the Justus Liebig University in Gießen. After completing two research internships in England and Italy, he completed the Master’s programme “Polymer Science” at the University of Bayreuth. He successfully completed his studies in October 2019 with his master’s thesis on the topic of “Influence of molecular weight and distribution on the foaming process and gas sorption behavior of engineering thermoplastics”.

M.Sc. Huan Long | Polymer Engineering Bayreuth
M.Sc. Huan Long
RoomA.2.04
Mailhuan.long@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone0921 55 7479

M.Sc. Huan Long work at the department of polymer engineering as a member of foam group since November 2019. Her research topic is the foaming of crosslinked polymers.

From 2012 to 2016 Huan Long studied “Polymer materials and engineering” at University of Jinan and finished her bachelor study with thesis of “ Investigation of the copper ions absorption behavior of porous polyurea”. From 2016 to 2019 she studied “Polymer Science” at University of Bayreuth and completed her master degree with master thesis of “Polylactide (PLA): investigation of the impact factors of batch foaming”.

M.Sc. Johannes Meuchelböck | Polymer Engineering Bayreuth
M.Sc. Johannes Meuchelböck
RoomA.2.05
MailJohannes.Meuchelboeck@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone0921 55 7483
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M.Sc. Johannes Meuchelböck has been working as a research assistant at the Chair of Polymer Materials in the Polymer Foams group since May 2020. His main focus is on the hysteresis behavior of bead foams.

From 2014 to 2020 Johannes Meuchelböck studied the engineering course of studies in materials science and materials engineering both in the Bachelor (B. Sc.) and Master (M. Sc.) with the focus on lightweight construction and polymers at the University of Bayreuth. In his master thesis he dealt with the investigation of the effect of ageing of prepregs on the mechanical properties of carbon fiber-based composites.

M.Sc. Nick Weingart | Polymer Engineering Bayreuth
M.Sc. Nick Weingart
RoomA.2.04
Mailnick.weingart@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone+49 921 55 7490
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M. Sc. Nick Weingart is a Research Assistant in the Polymer Foams Group at the Department of Polymer Engineering since January 2017. As Part of his Doctorate, he deals with the Development of high-performance Bead Foams and the Optimization of the Manufacturing Process.

From 2011 to 2014 Nick Weingart studied Polymer and Colloid Chemistry at the University of Bayreuth. As part of his Master’s Degree in Polymer Science, he specialized in polymeric Materials and successfully completed his Master’s thesis on the Topic of “Reactive Foam Extrusion of Polylactide with Peroxides – Evaluation of organic Peroxides to improve the Foamability of PLA in a one-Step Process” in December 2016.

M.Sc. Michael Hoffmann | Polymer Engineering Bayreuth
M.Sc. Michael Hoffmann
RoomA.2.04
Mailmichael.hoffmann@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone0921 55 7472

Michael Hoffmann M. Sc. has been working as a research assistant at the Chair of Polymer Materials in the thermosets and composites group since November 2020. Within the scope of his scientific work he is engaged in the development of polyurethane-based carbon fiber reinforced plastics.

From 2015 to 2018, Michael Hoffmann studied chemistry at the University of Bayreuth. His bachelor thesis dealt with supramolecular foam nucleation. With the subsequent master’s degree program in Polymer Science, he was able to focus specifically on polymer-specific topics. In his master thesis he investigated the influence of a toughness modifier on the molecular relaxation capacity of an epoxy resin matrix using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

Dr.-Ing. Du Ngoc Uy Lan | Polymer Engineering Bayreuth
Dr.-Ing. Du Ngoc Uy Lan
MailDu.Uy-Lan@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone0921 55 7460
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Dr.-Ing. Du Ngoc Uy Lan joined the department of Polymer Engineering as a scientist in September 2019. His research focuses on the preparation and characterization of epoxy foams by solid-state physical/chemical foaming and aqueous emulsion technique; and thermal mechanical degradation of thermoplastic composites.

He had worked as a Chemist in Adidas Vietnam 2004 – 2006, and as a Senior Chemist in Synthomer in 2010. He pursued his Master degree in Polymer Engineering at University Science Malaysia from 2001 – 2003. He was a JICA scholar and earned his Ph.D. in Polymer Engineering under AUN/Seed-Net sandwich program between University Science Malaysia and Kyoto University-Japan in 2006 – 2009. From 2010 – 2019, he served as a Senior Lecturer in Polymer Engineering at the School of Materials Engineering – University Malaysia Perlis.

Dipl.-Chem.-Ing. Ute Kuhn | Polymer Engineering Bayreuth
Dipl.-Chem.-Ing. Ute Kuhn
RoomA.2.03
Mailute.kuhn@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone0921 55 7475
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Ute Kuhn is since June 2002 engaged at the chair of polymer engineering. She is working in the field of thermal analysis and rheology.

Ute Kuhn studied at the Comprehensive University of Paderborn Chemical Engineering with the focus of polymers. The theme of the diploma thesis was the creation and characterization of modified Isoprene. After her studies she was working for about two years at the public office of water handling in Kassel, subject: water endangering materials. Following she was engaged at Hoechst AG plant Kalle – Albert in Wiesbaden. In this location she was responsible in the application engineering of hydro-fillers for the automobile industry. After some years parental lease she is working since June 2002 at the chair of polymer engineering.

Sebastian Gröschel | Polymer Engineering Bayreuth
Sebastian Gröschel
RoomA.2.01
Mailsebastian.groeschel@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone0921 55 7461
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Sebastian Gröschel is a technical employee at the department of polymer engineering since April 2011. He is responsible for thermoplastic processing, injection moulding, compounding and foam extrusion.

Mr. Gröschel completed the training of a process mechanic of plastics in 2008 and worked in the company Cherry GmbH in the department of injection moulding.

Annika Pfaffenberger | Polymer Engineering Bayreuth
Annika Pfaffenberger
RoomA.2.03
Mailannika.pfaffenberger@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone0921 55 7503/3309
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Mrs Pfaffenberger has been working in the department of polymer engineering since June 2015. She works in the fields of transmission electron microscopy and scanning electron microscopy.

After completed education as a chemical laboratory assistant in 2005 at the company Raps in Kulmbach, she worked there in the area of quality control in particular the sample assessment of various suppliers.

In April 2008 she started working as a technical employee at the department MC2 at the University of Bayreuth. The fields of activity were transmission electron microscopy and mass spectroscopy.

Christian Bauer | Polymer Engineering Bayreuth
Christian Bauer
RoomA.2.03
Mailchristian.bauer1@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone0921 55 7480
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Christian Bauer has been working at the Chair of Polymer Materials since September 2010. His area of ​​responsibility includes various resin injections and material tests.

After successfully training as an industrial mechanic with professional experience at Deutsche Bahn, he switched to the automotive supplier industry in the field of plastics technology, product sampling, extrusion, and toolmaking, injection molding. He was able to gain a lot of experience in these areas and put it into practice.

Dipl.-Ing. Alexander Brückner | Polymer Engineering Bayreuth
Dipl.-Ing. Alexander Brückner
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Mailalexander.brueckner@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone0921 55 7561/7558
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Dipl.-Ing. Alexander Brückner has been working as a technical assistant at the Chair of Polymer Materials since March 2007. His responsibilities include dynamic materials testing, the construction of electrical and electronic measuring devices, and X-ray analysis. As the supervisor of the X-ray laboratory, he is also the chair’s radiation protection officer.

From 2001 to 2006, Alexander Brückner studied physical engineering at the Coburg University of Applied Sciences, majoring in physical technologies. The main focus of his studies was on sensor and actuator technology as well as nuclear and radiation technology. Within the scope of his diploma thesis, which was written in cooperation with Argillon GmbH, Redwitz, he developed and constructed a measuring station for the characterization of piezoelectric ceramics.

Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Mainz | Polymer Engineering Bayreuth
Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Mainz
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Phone0921 55 7561/7559
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Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Mainz has been working at the Chair of Polymer Materials since March 2007. His responsibilities include the supervision of mechanical materials testing. The aim of mechanical materials testing is to determine viable structural property relationships on various materials using modern testing methods. Within the scope of materials testing, he deals with physical testing methods ranging from classical tests to fracture mechanics. Another field is also the development of special component tests.

From 1997 to 2001 Mr. Mainz studied at the Ernst-Abbe-Hochschule Jena in the field of materials engineering specializing in environmental engineering. After successful completion of his studies, he worked as an engineer and lecturer since January 2001, among other things for the training of industrial foremen for plastics and rubber technology. There he dealt with materials testing, general plastics technology and the processing of plastics.

Markus Schirmer | Polymer Engineering Bayreuth
Markus Schirmer
RoomA.2.03
Mailmarkus.schirmer@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone0921 55 7480/7551
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Markus Schirmer has been a technical assistant at the Institute for Polymer Materials since October 2004. His tasks are thermoplastic processing, which includes compounding, extrusion and foam extrusion. The area of extrusion extends from laboratory scale to pilot plant scale.

After successfully training as a metal construction engineering specialist, he worked for the Zapf company in Bayreuth. There he also completed his training as a draftsman civil engineering. At the Institute for Polymer Materials, Mr. Schirmer is also a safety officer and radiation protection officer.

Mitarbeiter | Polymer Engineering Bayreuth
Theresa Adelhardt
RoomA.2.21
Mailsekretariat.pe@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone0921 55 7471
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Mrs. Adelhardt is part of our team since March 2012 as secretary/personal assistance.

Dr. Bärbel Heindl-Tenhunen | Polymer Engineering Bayreuth
Dr. Bärbel Heindl-Tenhunen
RoomA.2.21
Mailsekretariat.pe@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone0921 55 7471
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Ms. Tenhunen has been a member of the secretarial team of the Department of Polymer Engineering since September 2018.

With her PhD degree in biology, she began work at the University of Bayreuth in 1992 at the Bayreuth Institute of Terrestrial Ecosystem Research (BITOEK, now known as BayCEER). There she joined the administrative office of the interdisciplinary research institute to support organisational and public relation tasks. Subsequently, she took part in various projects related to biological data bases and vegetation surveys, as well as participating in student supervision and a graduate study program at the Department of Mathematics. From 2009 to 2013 she worked as coordinator for the BayCEER – International Research and Training Group “TERRECO”. Her main tasks were design and maintenance of the website, support of PhD students and assisting guest scientists of the graduate program. Until 2015, she carried out the same functions within the BayCEER Initiative CREATE – “Consortium for Research in East African Tropical Ecosystems.”

From 2015 to 2018 Ms. Tenhunen was involved in several botanical monitoring projects as a free-lance worker. She also is a member of the steering committee of the non-profit association „Verein Flora Nordostbayern e.V.“ that has been collecting floristic data for an update of the regional flora since 2004.

Kerstin Mosig | Polymer Engineering Bayreuth
Kerstin Mosig
RoomA.2.21
Mailkerstin.mosig@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone+49 921 55 7471
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Mrs. Mosig is part of our team since September 2003 as secretary/personal assistance.

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