Wolfgang Kern in the final round of the "Austrian of the Year" competition

Thanks to numerous online votes, Wolfgang Kern has made it into the final round of the "Austrian of the Year" competition in the field of research.

The ceremony will take place on 23rd October 2019 at the "Austria 19" Gala in Vienna.
Highlights of the gala will then be broadcast on ORF2 on 26th October 2019.


H.F. Mark Medal for Wolfgang Kern

On October 3rd 2019, Wolfgang Kern, CSO of PCCL and Head of Chair of Chemistry of Polymeric Materials, received the H.F. Mark Medal for his outstanding achievements in the field of polymer sciences.

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John Neal Insulation Award 2019

The John Neal Insulation Award of the European Electrical Insulation Manufacturers (EEIM) honors students for outstanding research in the field of electrical insulation materials and systems.

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Project "Infinity" successfully completed

In the INFINITY project, the influence of different climatic conditions on photovoltaic (PV) systems was investigated for the first time. 14 partners from science and industry achieved pioneering results for a new generation of photovoltaic systems. The Polymer Competence Center Leoben was one of the five scientific partners of this successful project.

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Best Paper Award at ANTEC 2018

Andreas Frank's (PCCL) team won a "Best Paper Award" at this year's ANTEC in Orlando (Florida) for the contribution "Fracture Mechanical Characterization of Non-Virgin Pipe Materials".

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Lecture of PCCL at "2nd Polymer Night" at FTPO

As part of the "second Polymer Night at the FTPO" (Fakulteta za tehnologijo polimerov/Slovenj Gradec) Dr. Andreas Hausberger (Teamleader "Polymertribologie") was invited to a lecture titled "Friction and wear of technical plastics - Opportunities and challenges".

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Lecture of PCCL at the event „Produktion der Zukunft - Stakeholderdialog Vernetzte und automatisierte Produktion“ of BMVIT

At this event, the results of the project on "Integrated measuring system for the optical surface inspection of high-quality plastic parts" funded by the FTI initiative "Produktion der Zukunft" will be presented to a wide audience. As part of the stakeholder dialogue on production, the results of the projects funded through the FTI initiative "Produktion der Zukunft" will be presented to a wide audience, especially from the fields of "Efficient, resource-efficient and robust production processes or flexible, networked, automated and versatile production".

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Best Poster Award for PCCL at EU-PVSEC

The  team of Gernot Oreski won a Best Poster Award in the "PV Module Performance and Reliability" category at this year's 33rd European Photovoltaic Conference in Amsterdam.

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PCCL expands its expertise with Anton Paar

Anton Paar and PCCL announce an R & D co-operation in the field of polymertribology, and Anton Paar provides the PCCL with a high-end rheometer with a tribological measuring cell.

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