Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Hopmann

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Hopmann is the holder of the Chair of Plastics Processing at RWTH Aachen University. He is also in charge of the “Plastics Technology” field of study and hence responsible for the organisation and holding of lectures and modules at IKV. Other lecturers also work at IKV alongside Prof. Christian Hopmann: heads of department at IKV deliver lectures on their specialist areas, and the courses offered also include a large number of practically-relevant topics presented by representatives from leading industrial companies. With their professional experience and sound knowledge, their lectures make a substantial contribution to providing a comprehensive education at IKV centred around current developments.

  • Head of the Institute of Plastics processing and holder of the Chair of Plastics Processing at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University
  • In charge of the “Plastics Technology” field of study and hence responsible for the organisation and holding of courses at IKV
    • Professional background:
    • Managing Director of RKW Sweden AB
    • Head of Extrusion at RKW AG Rheinische Kunststoffwerke (now RKW SE)
    • Head of Quality Management at RKW AG Rheinische Kunststoffwerke (now RKW SE)
    • Chief Engineer and Deputy Head of the Institute at IKV
    • Head of the Part Design and Materials Technology Department
  • Doctorate at IKV in 2000 on the subject “Analysis of the ceramics injection moulding process for the production of compact parts by the gas injection technique"
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Lecturer for the subjects:

  • Additive manufacturing in plastics processing
  • Joining and forming plastics
  • Plastics processing I
  • Plastics processing II
  • Plastics processing III
  • Modelling and simulation in plastics and textile technology
  • Materials science II
  • Tools for plastics processing I
  • Tools for plastics processing II

Dr.- rer. nat. Rainer Dahlmann

Lecturer for the subjects:

  • Functionalisation of plastics surfaces
  • Materials science of plastics 

Dr.-Ing. Kai Fischer

  • Scientific director at IKV
  • Managing director of AZL Aachen GmbH
  • Doctorate in 2012 at IKV on the subject “Investigations into the gap impregnation process for the high-volume production of structural components in fibre reinforced plastics"
  • Lecturer since 2013

Lecturer for the subjects:

  • Fibre composites I
  • Fibre composites II

Dr.-Ing. Suveni Kreimeier

  • Head of the Part Design and Materials Technology department at IKV
  • Doctorate in 2017 at IKV on the subject “Thermische Simulation des Laserdurchstrahlschweißprozesses von teilkristallinen Thermoplasten”
  • Lecturer since 2017

Lecturer for the subjects:

  • Additive manufacturing in plastics processing

Dr.-Ing. Matthias Theunissen

  • Head of the Injection Moulding department at IKV
  • Doctorate in 2016 at IKV on the subject “Atomised Water Spray in Nitrogen as a Process Fluid for Fluid-Assisted Injection Moulding "
  • Lecturer since 2017

Lecturer for the subject:

  • Combination technologies based on injection moulding

Dr.-Ing. Nafi Yesildag

  • Head of the Extrusion and Rubber Technology department at IKV
  • Doctorate in 2017 at IKV on the subject “Simulative Auslegung von thermisch-rheologisch homogenen Vorverteilern in Wendelverteilerwerkzeugen "
  • Lecturer since 2017

Lecturer for the subject:

  • Tools for plastics processing II

Dr.-Ing. Marcel Brandt

  • Customer Engineering Services, High Performance Materials, LANXESS Deutschland GmbH
  • Doctorate in 2006 at IKV on the subject “CAE methods for the improved layout of thermoplastic injection moulded parts"
  • Lecturer since 2011

Lecturer for the subject:

  • Application of materials science fundamentals in plastics processing

 

 

 

Dr.-Ing. Volker Gorzelitz

  • Managing partner, M.TEC Ingenieurgesellschaft für kunststofftechnische Produktentwicklung mbH
  • Doctorate in 1994 at the Chair and Institute for Steam and Gas Turbines at RWTH Aachen on the subject “Experimental investigation of heat transport in closed annular rotating hollow spaces”
  • Lecturer since 2015

Lecturer for the subject:

  • Designing with plastics

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Achim Grefenstein

  • Head of R&D, Constantia Flexibles, Lecturer for “Plastics compounding technology”
  • Professional background:
    • Project team leader Application Technology/Marketing, BASF SE 
    • Director Corporate R&D, RKW SE
  • Post-doctoral lecturing qualification in 1998 at RWTH Aachen on the subject “Reactive extrusion and plastics compounding”
  • Doctorate in 1994 at IKV on the subject “Computer-aided design of screw reactors taking the example of the tightly intermeshing co-rotating twin-screw extruder"
  • Lecturer since 1998

Lecturer for the subject:

  • Plastics compounding technology

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Limper

  • Managing Director, Harburg-Freudenberger Maschinenbau GmbH
  • Professional background:
    • Head of Development, Battenfeld Extrusionstechnik 
    • Senior Head of Department, Technology, Werner und Pfleiderer 
    • Professorship for “Plastics Processing Machinery” University of Paderborn
  • Post-doctoral lecturing qualification in 1992 at RWTH on the subject “Process technology of rubber processing, from production of the compound through to the final product taking the example of extrusion"
  • Doctorate in 1985 at IKV on the subject “Methods for estimating the operating parameters in rubber extrusion"
  • Lecturer since 1989 

Lecturer for the subject:

  • Rubber technology

Dr.-Ing. Hans Wobbe

  • Owner, Wobbe & Partner 
  • Professional background:
    • Head of Development, Werner & Pfleiderer GmbH
    • Managing Director Technology, Krauss-Maffei Kunststofftechnik GmbH
    • Managing Director Technology/Production, Engel Holding GmbH
  • Doctorate 1984 at TU Braunschweig on the subject “The rheological behaviour of elongational flows of polymer fluids"
  • Lecturer since 2013 

Lecturer for the subject:

  • Combination processes based on injection moulding