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

The Polymer Competence Center Leoben is pleased to invite you to the "International Symposium on Smart Materials", which will take place in Leoben (Austria) on June 14-15, 2023.

The event is mutually organized within the COMET Module project CHEMITECTURE and the EU Marie Curie International Training Network on Soft, Self-responsive, Smart Materials for Robots (SMART).

 You can expect an interesting program with numerous international speakers for the sessions:

  • Smart materials from renewable resources
  • Sensor technologies
  • Advanced mechanical architectures
  • Functional materials
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Soft active devices
  • Emerging applications

 More information about the program can be found here: Program – Polymer EVENTS

 Register now at: Registration – Polymer EVENTS

 We look forward to many participants!

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!

Josef Krainer Award for Mario Gschwandl

Congratulations to our colleague Mario Gschwandl, who won the Josef Krainer Promotion Award for his dissertation!


Anja Gosch received the Wilfried-Ensinger Award

Dr. mont. Anja Gosch, a graduate of our scientific partner, the Chair of Materials Science and Testing of Polymers (WPK) at the Montanuniversitaet Leoben, received the Wilfried-Ensinger-Award for her excellent PhD thesis, which was developed within the framework of joint COMET-K1 cooperation projects under the supervision of Univ.-Prof. Dr. mont. Gerald Pinter.

For the project management of these projects the colleagues Dr. mont. Florian Arbeiter (WPK) and Dr. mont. Michael Berer (PCCL) were in charge.

More information can be found at: WAK-Preisverleihung 2021: Beste Abschluss­ar­beit­en zur Kunst­stoff­tech­nik prämiert (plasticker.de)


PolyMetal Final Conference on September 30, 2021

"Design flexibility of plastics, but look and feel like metals: PolyMetal successful crossboarder cooperation"

When? September 30, 2021

Where? At Montanuniversität Leoben and online via Microsoft Teams

Registration via Mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

More information: http://www.ausseninstitut-leoben.at/de/7367/