Prof. Dr.-Ing. Udo Wagenknecht

Materials Engineering
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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Udo Wagenknecht was head of Department Materials Engineering. Since 2001 he has been Professor for Plastics Processing at the University of Applied Sciences in Senftenberg, Germany

He is one of the organizers of the established biennial conference TECHNOMER about polymer processing and application.

Personal Data

born 21.06.1956 in Dahme/Mark
1973-1975 Professional training of chemical production at the company Chemiefaserwerk Guben
1975-1976 Preparation for studies abroad at a special college of the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
1976-1982 Study of chemical engineering at the Technical University for Cinema-Engineers in Leningrad (USSR)
1982 Diploma in Engineering thesis: Investigation of the drying process of photo emulsion layers and the influence of the drying conditions on the photographic behaviour (in Russian)
1982-1987 Scientific assistant at the Technical University Leuna-Merseburg, Polymer Processing, Group of Prof. E.-O. Reher
1988 PhD in Engineering thesis: Modelling of the non-isothermal mixing process in internal mixers (in German)
1987-1991 Scientific co-worker at the R&D Department of the company Eilenburger Chemie Werk
1991-1994 Head of the Department Development, Application and Quality Control of the Eilenburger Chemie Werk
1995-1998 Scientific co-worker at the Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, Department Melt Modification
1999-2022 Head of the Department Processing/Materials Engineering of the Institute of Polymer Research Dresden
2001- Honorary Professor for Plastics Processing at the University of Applied Science in Senftenberg, Germany