ACS Spring Meeting 2016

Symposium at the ACS Spring Meeting 2016 jointly organized by the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the University of Leoben and the Polymer Competence Center Leoben

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Josef Krainer Promotion Award for Simone Radl

Since its inception in 2002, the PCCL enables women equal opportunities in research and technology. That the strategic measures taken are bearing fruit can be shown not only by a women's quota of 44% but in particular by the successful female researchers at the PCCL. Hence Ms. Simone Radl was awarded the Josef Krainer Promotion Award 2016 for her work on "Smart Polymers".

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The AUSTRIAN STANDARDS - the platform for the creation of standards in Austria - awards the LIVING STANDARDS AWARD to companies for exemplary services around standards. The PCCL - in close cooperation with the Department Polymer Engineering and Science of the Montanuniversität Leoben - received the LIVING STANDARDS AWARD 2016 for the development of a testing method for durability of gas- and waterpipes.

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An implant for human skulls from a 3-D-printer

An artificial human skull for surgical implants that comes directly from a 3-D-printer? This doesn´t exist? It does, because with plastic materials almost everthing is possible! Students of HTL Kapfenberg could get in touch with these kind of topics during "Take Tech 2015" at Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Department of Polymer Engineering and Science.

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Polymers meet Electronics - Fast Forward Award for industrially relevant material development

The managing directors of Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH  Martin Payer and Wolfgang Kern were delighted to bring home the "Fast Forward Award". This innovative Award is granted by SFG, the Styrian Business Promotion Agency. Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH has received the this year´s introduced special award for "Smart Production & Services".

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EU PVSEC Poster Award

Researchers of PCCL and the Department of Polymer Engineering and Science have brought home the poster award for their presentation "Acetic Acid Transmission Rates of PV Backsheets" at the European PV and Solar Energy Conference in September 2015.

We congratulate the team of Gernot Oreski!

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PPS 2015 - A Review

The Polymer Processing Society Conference 2015 in Graz which was held from September 21-25, 2015, was a meeting place for more than 400 international experts and top researchers from 32 nations. We hope all PPS participants enjoyed the PPS conference and the beautiful scenery and historical sites of Graz as well. We also would like to thank all authors for their contributions and our PPS sponsors for their support!

We have provided a few impressions of PPS conference and Galadinner:

Gallery PPS2015

GSI Fellowship for PCCL PhD student

Márton Bredács, PhD student at PCCL, has been awarded a US$ 5.000 Fellowship by the Geosynthetic Institue in Folsom/USA for the academic year 2015/2016 for his research in the field of "Aging Mechanisms and Lifetime Assessment of Polyethylene for tunnel liners".

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