Polymer Science, Engineering & Biofabrication

Week 1

Polymer Science

Polymers and Colloids play an ever more increasing role as materials in our everyday life. They are the constitutive parts of emulsions, foams, coatings, fibres, cells and tissue. With the help of nanotechnology, fundamentally new materials, properties and functions could be realized with exciting applications in the areas of electro-optics and biomaterials. This course would begin with an introduction and cover the most important topics from synthesis, structural and electro-optical studies of polymers and colloids to advanced device fabrication. This course would complement the second week lectures on Polymer Engineering.


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Prof. Muthupandian Ashokkumar
University of Melbourne

Dr. Tobias König
IPF Dresden

Dr. González-García
INM – Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materialien, Saarbrücken

Dr. David Jones
University of Melbourne

University of Bayreuth:

Prof. Dr. Stephan Förster

Prof. Dr. Mukundan Thelakkat

Prof. Dr. Anna Köhler

Prof. Dr. Sven Hüttner

Prof. Dr. Markus Lippitz

Prof. Dr. Markus Retsch

Dr. Richard Hildner



Week 2

Advanced Polymers in Engineering and Energy

Polymer Engineering implies the development and innovation of efficient polymeric products. Key aspects to achieve this aim are advanced knowledge about polymers, identification of trends and sustainability. This course focuses on giving you an insight on polymers and polymer industry, current topics concerning renewable energy technologies and future trends for polymers. Furthermore the course includes an industry tour, where you can experience modern processing technics, as well as two practical courses, in which you will fabricate your own polymeric parts.


For more information click on the flyer below:

 Flyer Polymer and Engineering


Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont. Reinhold W. Lang
Johannes Kepler University Linz, Institute of Polymeric Materials and Testing

Prof. Dr. h.c. Karger-Kocsis József
Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Department of Polymer Engineering

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Altstädt
University of Bayreuth


- 3 ECTS available -


Please have a look on our short videos for the upcoming course:

Video Shot Polymer Engineering 1




 sponsored by the DAAD from funds of  the Federal Ministry of Education and Research



Those who want to get a short impression of upcoming courses, please click on video below:

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