Event: Women in Sciene - Your Empowered Career (March 14, 2024)

We are very pleased to announce that we are organizing an event in partnership with Materials Center Leoben Forschung GmbH to encourage and empower women choosing studies and career in the MINT field.

When? March 14, 2024, starting at 4 pm.
Where? Meeting room on the 4th floor of IZW (Roseggerstraße 12, 8700 Leoben).

04:00 pm - Welcome and Testimonials: We have invited four female colleagues to share their career journeys and discuss the everyday challenges they face as women working in tech.
05:30 pm - Workshop: Following these testimonials, a workshop will be held by GenderWerkstätte, offering participants the chance to address their own issues and challenges and engage in exercises that aim to empower women studying and working in the MINT field. The workshop is limited to a small group of participants.

Join us for an empowering evening filled with insightful discussions and opportunities for networking! Refreshments will be served following the workshop to give our guests the chance to socialize and exchange their experiences further. Let's continue breaking barriers and empower women in the tech world!

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Funding approval for two COMET modules

Outstanding success for PCCL!
This week we received the funding approval for our 2 COMET Modules, BattLab and Repairtecture.

The COMET Module BattLab - High performance battery systems driven by polymer science und virtual material engineering combines multi-physics virtual material engineering and fundamental polymer science to pave the way towards safe high-performance battery systems of the future. Battlab will thus drive the development of new battery generations by adopting a virtual engineering approach that leverages polymer science and considers the in-depth system physics on multiple scale levels.

The COMET Module Repairtecture - Innovative repair concepts for polymer-based materials and components along their lifetime focuses on forward-looking repair concepts for high-performance polymers, which are an important driver for Europe's climate neutrality by 2050. The research topics address simulation models for predicting the need for repair, self-healable polymers, advanced adhesives (switching the adhesion strength on demand) and reversible mechanical bonding concepts for eco-design applications. 

Best Poster Award for our colleague Nikolina Pervan

Congratulations to our colleague Nikolina Pervan who won the Best Poster Award at the 40th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition in Lisbon.


New Company Adress for the PCCL

We have a new company address.

You can reach us now at:

Polymer Comepetence Center Leoben GmbH
Sauraugasse 1
A-8700 Leoben
Phone: +43 3842 42 962 0
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31st Leoben Conference on Polymer Engineering and Science - Circular thinking in polymer technology (Sep. 7 and 8, 2023)

The 2023 edition of the Leoben-Conference on Polymer Engineering & Science will discuss challenges and provide solutions for Circular thinking in polymer technology, meeting the sustainable development goals along the product life cycle.

The invited presenters from academia and industry will focus on resource input and sustainable product designs, aiming at extended service life and additional functionalities such as design for recycling or design for repair.

Finally, recent advances in recycling technology and cost-efficient end-of-life options will be discussed.

More information at: Polymer EVENTS

Register here!

Early Bird Special until May 15th


International Symposium on Smart Materials, June 14 and 15, 2023

Two fantastic days came to an end at the International Symposium on Smart Materials.

Exciting international lectures and discussions among the participants took center stage.
A highlight was definitely also the gala dinner that took place yesterday.

We would like to thank all participants for the great event! 👏


Chiarra Barretta won Best Poster Award

This week, PCCL presented its latest research results in the field of photovoltaics at the 8th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, held in Milan, Italy. As a highlight, Chiara Barretta won a Best Poster Award for her work with the Title “Chemical and morphological characterization of PVDF films used for photovoltaic backsheets”.


CEEC-PCMS1 in Split, Croatia (July 26 to 30, 2022)

Visit the First Central and Eastern European Conference on Physical Chemistry & Materials Science (CEEC-PCMS1) where our colleague Gernot Oreski is on the scientific advisory board.

Where? Split (Croatia)

When? Between July 26 and 30, 2022.

More information at: CEEC-PCMS1 1st Central and Eastern European Conference on Physical Chemistry and Materials Science, Split, Croatia, 26th and 30th of July 2022 - Welcome (ceec-physchem.org)

Don't miss it!