Montanuniversität Leoben - Styria, Austria

Title: Control shear stress method to measure yield stress of highly filled polymer melts

Symposium: Rheology & Advanced Characterization

Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Christian Kukla
Peter Tunner Str. 27, A-8700 Leoben; Tel: 03842/46010-12
Born:  31.August 1962 in Zwettl, Austria


1981-1987  Study of "Plastics Engineering" at the Montanuniversität Leoben
1987-1994 Doctoral thesis at the Montanuniversität Leoben


12-1984 bis 9-1987 ‘Studienassistent’ (half-day) at the Institute for Plastics Processing (Montanuniversität Leoben)
10-1987 bis 9-1993 Assistant professor at the Institute for Plastics Processing (Montanuniversität Leoben)
7-1994 bis 10-1997 Head of the Department for Application Engineering

Battenfeld Kunststoffmaschinen GmbH. in Kottingbrunn, A
    11-1997 bis 12-1999    Head of the group for Ultraprecision Engineering
WBFG / Fachhochschule Wiener Neustadt, A, later Fotec (Forschungs- und Technologietransfer GmbH.) / subsidiary of the FH Wiener Neustadt, A
    since 1-2000    Industrial Liaison Department of the Montanuniversität Leoben
His main field is injection moulding, Powder Injection Moulding and Additive Manufacturing. There he is doing research and technology & knowledge transfer. Here he is engaged in many national and international projects dealing with plastics, compounds, plastics processing especially Powder Injection Moulding (material development and rheology of highly filled polymers), Additive Manufacturing and the development and implementation of sensors/actuators into the injection moulding process.

Further activities:

Program Chair bei der PIM2004 – An International Conference on Powder Injection Molding of Metals and Ceramics, Orlando, Florida, USA, 22.3. – 24.3.2004
Member of the European AM Group
Member of the Austrian ‘Nanoinformationskommission’ a consulting body for the Austrian government