On 25 April 2019, it was that time again: The Department of Polymer Technology and the invited to the Leoben Polymer Colloquium. The 28th edition dealt with the topic "Simulation in polymer technology". A special highlight this year: In addition to numerous national and international lectures, the first-time awarding of the POLYMER SCIENCE SCHOOL AWARD the focus of the event.
With the POLYMER SCIENCE SCHOOL AWARD is intended to reward forward-looking ideas and innovative diploma and pre-scientific work by pupils on the topic of plastics. The official award ceremony for the three winning teams took place on Thursday 25 April as part of the Plastics Colloquium.
- These were the award winners -
International specialists visit Leoben
The colloquium was ceremoniously opened by the Rector of the University of Leoben, Magnificence Prof. Wilfried Eichlseder, and by the Deputy Mayor of the City of Leoben, Maximilian Jäger. Following the opening, an exciting two-day conference programme awaited the approximately 200 participants, with lectures by renowned representatives from industry and research. The lectures provided information on topics such as structure simulation of laminates, multi-physics, simulation in plastics processing, fracture mechanics and process simulation. In addition to contributions from recognised international scientists, such as Carlos Dávila from NASA, experts from relevant companies, such as AVL List, AT&S, Borealis and Robert Bosch, were also invited to give presentations.
After the colloquium is before the colloquium
The Polymer Colloquium in April 2020 will be held under the motto "50 Years of Polymer Technology Leoben"! It will offer an insight into the early days of polymer technology in Leoben and the development of the last 50 years, as well as a glimpse into an exciting future .