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.

PCCL another four years K1-Centre

The achievements of the PCCL in the current COMET-K1 funding period have been confirmed on the basis of a detailed interim evaluation by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG).

The applied upcoming four-year funding period (2021-2024) with a total volume of € 23 million was also approved without restriction.

Further Information: FFG

Dieter Gruber at Stammtisch 4.0 of Smart Innovation Steyr

Smart Innovation Steyr (SI.SR) invited to Stammtisch 4.0 on 7th October 2019 at 17:00 at Burg Design in the Stadtgut Steyr.

Under the title "Image recognition on the way to AI", experts and project partners from Burg Design gave an exciting insight into the company - from development and IT structure to process management and future vision.

Dieter Gruber was an expert guest and gave an exciting lecture on "Production of defect free, textured product surfaces using self-learning robot vision systems.

Further information at: https://tic-steyr.at/smartinnovation-steyr

Wolfgang Kern is "Austrian of the Year"

He did it!
Wolfgang Kern was voted "Austrian of the Year" in the category "Research" by a jury of experts at the Austria'19 Gala in the Vienna Sofiensälen on 23rd October 2019.

He was honored for his outstanding achievements in the field of polymer sciences.
Highlights of the gala will be broadcast on ORF2 on 26th October 2019 at 23:25.

After the H.F. Mark Medal, this is already the second award this year for Wolfgang Kern.


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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