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Expert in Polyolefin Based Carbon Fibers and Carbon Fiber Manufacturing

Expert ID: 736369 Belgium

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Expert has 10 years of experience in carbon fiber manufacturing and carbon fiber development. He is an expert in alternative precursors and low cost carbon fibers, especially in polyolefin based carbon fibers and related CFRP. In the past few years, he developed a process and manufacturing pilot plant for polyethylene based carbon fiber manufacture.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Brussels - Cologne - Düsseldorf - Paris - Munich

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2017 Degree: PhD Subject: Determination of Process Parameters in Polyolefin Based Carbon Fiber Manufacture Institution: RWTH Aachen University
Year: 2013 Degree: MS Subject: Optimization of Energy Consumption in Carbon Fiber Stabilization Process Institution: RWTH Aachen University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2019 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Expert and Technical Consultant Department: Non-Metallic Application Responsibilities: Responsible to launch a new research group in the field of carbon fiber research as well as the strategic, financial and scientific lead of a research group consisting of a variety of people with different backgrounds.
Years: 2013 to 2017 Employer: Institute For Textile Technology RWTH Aachen University Title: Head of Carbon Fiber Research Department: Carbon Fiber Responsibilities: Responsible to launch a new research group in the field of carbon fiber research as well as the strategic, financial and scientific lead of a research group consisting of a variety of people with different backgrounds. Furthermore, acquisition and management of publicly funded research projects as well as confidential, bi-lateral research projects with industry partners in the field of carbon fibers. Supervision of more than 50 bachelor/master theses of natural science- and engineering students. Publication and presentation of research results on international conferences and in international journals.
Implementation, coordination and main organization of the first symposium for "tailored carbon fibers and composites".
* Managing the budget and financial wellbeing of the sympsoium;
* Leading a staff of 30 people from the Institute and the major link between the different Stakeholders:
- the Institute Director (Prof. Gries);
- the department for infrastructural facility management at RWTH Aachen University ;
- the ITA GmbH managing director (Markus Beckmann);
- the speakers and presenters;
- the sponsors and the symposium participants.

Management, Teamwork, Leadership, Sense of Organization, Event Planning, Communication, Team Lead and Budget Management.
Years: 2012 to 2013 Employer: Linn High Therm GmbH Title: Project Manager Department: Carbon Fiber Processing Equipment Responsibilities: Responsible for project management in the field of carbon fiber furnace engineering, especially for stabilisation and carbonization furnaces. Developing and implementing new process technologies for increasing energy efficiency in carbon fiber manufacture.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2019 to Present Country / Region: Saudi Arabia Summary: Carbon Fiber Consultant at Saudi Aramco
Years: 2016 to 2016 Country / Region: Australia Summary: Polyolefin based Carbon Fiber Process Development at Carbon Nexus

Career Accomplishments

Awards / Recognition
Paul Schlack Award
Award for the best PhD thesis in man-made fibre technology, acknowledging groundbreaking research in this research field. This award is named after Paul Schlack, the inventor and developer of Nylon 6 and founded by the Paul Schlack and Wilhelm Albrecht Foundation.

Borchers Badge, RWTH Aachen University
The Borchers Badge is awarded to doctoral candidates having passed their doctoral examination at RWTH Aachen University with the overall grade of 'summa cum laude' (with highest honours).

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
- Leading simple I-III, Grundl Academy
- Kraft der Sprache I-III, Grundl Academy

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German Native
English Proficient
French Native
Dutch Intermediate

Fields of Expertise

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