UNI Erlangen-Nürnberg - Erlangen, Germany

Title: Elongational rheology and its role for polymer processing

Symposium: Rheology & Advanced Characterization

Educational Background

1967 Diploma in Physics from the University Stuttgart
1971 Doctor of Natural Sciences from the University Stuttgart

Professional Experience    

1971 Leverhulme Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the City University, London
1972 Polymer Research Laboratory of BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen, Germany. Fields of acitvity: Rheology of polymer melts and solutions, intrinsically conducting polymers, polymer batteries
1986 Technical Service Department of BASF Aktiengesellschaft. Field of activities: Polymers for applications in the electrical and electronics industry. High temperature resistant polymers
1989 Offer of the Chair “Polymertechnology” at the Technical University Berlin
1990 Appointment as Director of the Department “Technical Service of Low Density Polyethylenes” at BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen
1993 Professor at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg and Head of the Institute of Polymer Materials at the Technical Faculty
2003 - 2006 President of the German Society of Rheology
since 2009 Retired Professor on a voluntary base at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg