- Hobbies: Astronomy
& Polymer science
position: CEO of Fire and Polymers, a consulting company working in the field of flame retardancy and fire resistance
of polymers and compound
/ University: Technical University RWTH Aachen; PhD in organic chemistry and photochemistry
Since 1984 with a leading West European cable company. Starting in the R & D department; responsible
for the R & D activities for material development & head of the chemical-physical laboratory including the cable fire
Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of "Journal of Fire Science"
and "Trends in Applied Sciences Research"
Mentioned in Marquis's "Who is Who in Science
& Engineering" 2006-2007 and 2008-2009
Mentioned in Marquis's "Who is Who in the World" 2008 - 2011
interest / publications / activities / awards: Polymer science, reactive extrusion, radiation crosslinking, flame
retardancy, nanocomposites and other nanostructuated additives for flame retardancy, measurement of fire hazards and risks
by cone calorimeter. More than 290 technical publications, conference presentations in international journals and editor of
- Invited speaker and chair-man of many international conferences on nanocomposites, flame retardancy & cable topics
- Organizer of two international
FR-conference (04/2000 and 04/2008) on reactive extrusion and flame retardancy of polymers
- In November
2003 I received the Jack Spergel Memorial Award for my work on nanocomposites as a new class of flame retardants at the International
Wire & Cable Symposium (IWCS): ...Outstanding Technical Paper award for the 51st Symposium. It was selected from amongst
the entire symposium as the best technical paper on the basis of technical advancement and innovation...
- In March 2004 I received a Certificate of Merit from the International Wire & Machinery Association (IWMA) at
the WIRE 2004 for my lecture on nanocomposites at the conference "Fire performance of cables" in Düsseldorf on 15-16 October
- In November 2004 I received again the Jack Spergel Memorial Award for my work on carbon nanotubes
as a new class of flame retardants at the International Wire & Cable Symposium (IWCS): ... Outstanding Technical Paper
award for the 52st Symposium. It was selected from amongst the entire symposium as the best technical paper on the basis of
technical advancement and innovation...
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