Short CV/Education and training

  • 1977 – 1982
    Studied mechanical process engineering at Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden, Germany)

  • 1982 – 1988
    Research assistant in the field of "paper technology", Processing and Process Engineering Section, TU Dresden

  • 1988
    Doctorate

  • 1988 – 1992
    Research associate, Thermoplastic Processing Department, German Institute for Polymer Technology (ITP)

  • 1992 – 1998
    Director of the research group "Morphological development in melt-mixed blends", Department of Polymer Alloys, Institute for Polymer Research (IPF) Dresden

  • Since 1996
    Taught courses in the field of materials science at TU Dresden

  • Since 1999
    Research associate in the Department of Polymer Reactions and Blends, Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research (IPF) Dresden

  • 2000 – 2001
    Visiting researcher at the University of Texas at Austin, Department of Chemical Engineering, research group of Prof. Donald R. Paul, project on the topic of "Co-continuous structures in polymer blends"; fellowship from the Max Kade Foundation of New York, USA

  • Since 2001
    Director of the research group "Composites and blends with carbon nanomaterials"

Selected publications

  • Pötschke, P., Paul, D.R.: Formation of Co-continuous Structures in Melt-Mixed Immiscible Polymer Blends. In: Journal of Macromolecular Science Part C — Polymer Reviews, C43(1), 2003. pp. 87–141.

  • Pötschke, P. et al.: Rheological behavior of multiwalled carbon nanotube / polycarbonate composites. In: Polymer 43(11), 2002. pp. 3247-3255.

  • McNally, T. et al.: Polyethylene multiwalled carbon nanotube composites. In: Polymer 46(19), 2005. pp. 8222–8232.

  • Alig, I. et al.: Conductivity spectroscopy on melt processed polypropylene-multiwalled carbon nanotube composites: Recovery after shear and crystallization. In: Polymer 48(4), 2007. pp. 1020-1029.

  • Schartel, B. et al.: Mechanical, thermal and fire behavior of bisphenol A polycarbonate/multiwall carbon nanotube nanocomposites. In: Polymer Engineering and Science 48(1), 2008. pp. 149-158.

  • Sangermano, M. et al.: Antistatic Epoxy Coatings with Carbon Nanotubes Obtained by Cationic Photopolymerization. In: Macromolecular Rapid Communications 29(5), 2008. pp. 396-400.

  • Pegel, S. et al.: Dispersion, agglomeration, and network formation of multiwalled carbon nanotubes in polycarbonate melts. In: Polymer 49(4), 2008. pp. 974-984.

  • Villmow, T. et al.: Influence of injection molding parameters on the electrical resistivity of polycarbonate filled with multi-walled carbon nanotubes. In: Composites Science and Technology 68, 2008. pp. 777–789.

  • Pötschke, P. et al.: Liquid sensing properties of fibres prepared by melt spinning from poly(lactic acid) containing multi-walled carbon nanotubes. In: Composites Science and Technology 70(2), 2010. pp. 343-349.

  • McNally, T., Pötschke, P. (eds.): Polymer-carbon nanotube composites: Preparation, properties and applications. 848 pages. Woodhead Publishing 2011.


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