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/

PolyTherm RelPow Final Meeting

On July 7, 2021, the PCCL was privileged to host the PolyTherm RelPow final meeting, which was a great success.

Paper of the month in Polymer Chemistry

Once again, a publication by our colleagues was selected as "Paper of the month" in the journal Polymer Chemistry.

Title: Locally controlling dynamic exchange reactions in 3D printed thiol-acrylate vitrimers using dual-wavelength digital light processing.


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29. Leoben Conference on Polymer Engineering and Science

Date: 15.9 and 16.9.2021

Place: Erzherzog-Johann-Auditorium, Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Franz-Josef-Strasse 18, 8700 Leoben.

The Department of Polymer Engineering and Science will celebrate its 50th birthday!

This golden anniversary should also be celebrated properly, and the stage for this will be the 29th Leoben Conference on Polymer Engineering and Science. 

We are looking forward to a brilliant event, with a look back at 50 years of history as well as a look forward to a challenging but also promising future.

Since its beginnings, the Department of Polymer Engineering has always followed the trends in science and research. It has grown from two institutes to a strong network of six chairs and has a strong partner in Polymer Competence Center Leoben for more than 15 years.

This field of opportunities and challenges will be discussed at the anniversary colloquium based on three guiding topics.

Smart Production - Sustainability and Polymers - Additive Manufacturing.

Information and registration at: Polymer Events

Interview about rubber (Ö1 Radiokolleg)

On December 23, 2020, Sandra Schlögl and Wolfgang Kern were asked for an interview at the ORF regional studio in Styria. Here they were interviewed by Ms. Margit Atzler for the Ö1 Radiokolleg on the subject of rubber and its technical applications.

The four-part series "Tears of the Tree - The History of Rubber and Rubber Production" will be broadcast from February 1st to 4th, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. on Ö1.

The part with the interview with Wolfgang Kern and Sandra Schlögl can already be heard on Monday, February 1, 2021.

For those interested, here is the link to the first part of the broadcast series: Ö1 Radiokolleg

The program can be heard online for 7 days after it has been broadcast.