2018 Krüger Péter bio

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Dr Péter Krüger is an appointed science fellow and VP of Covestro Deutschland  AG, currently heading the Physics Depart­ment within the company’s Business Unit Coatings, Adhesives and Specialties.

He is engaged with FEICA since 2014, among others currently chairing its Sustainable Development Committee.

In addition to that Péter is an elected board member of the Research Society for Plastics “Forschungsgesellschaft Kunststoffe” and of the Nano Mikro Werkstoffe Photonik e.V. in Germany. He is currently heading the board of the Dechema ProcessNet Section “Nanotechnology” and also the Dechema/VCI Working Group “Responsible Production and Use of Nanomaterials”.

During his 25 years with Bayer and Covestro Péter held several positions in R&D, starting as a research scientist for polymer physics, taking over responsibility for the entire Polymer Physics Department within the former Central Research at Bayer in the year 2000.

From 2006 until 2013 he was heading the Bayer “Working Group Nano­technology” with the responsibility for the global coordination of the company’s nanotechnology activities. Within this time period he was heading the Germany based R+D project cluster “Innovation Alliance Carbon Nanotubes – Inno.CNT”, with 27 projects and 90 partners, funded partly by the government and partly by industry.

Péter was also Co-Chair of the NANOfutures Platform in Europe until 2014 and member of the Open Innovation Expert Group of the European Commission in 2013.

2018 Funk Torsten bio

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Torsten Funk is a chemist by education who has held various positions within the Sika group in Germany, India and Switzerland covering quality control and management, and production processes and equipment for adhesives, sealants and coatings for industry and construction. Since 2012, he has been responsible for post-registration regulatory topics under REACH, namely supply chain communication, authorisation and restriction, as well as upcoming regulatory activities and trends for chemicals or groups of chemicals. In this field, he is active in various groups within FEICA and other industry associations.

2018 Roβ Alexandra bio

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Alexandra Roß is a food technology engineer with more than 17 years’ experience in regulatory affairs, with a focus on food contact compliance. She is currently a Product Regulatory Specialist at H.B. Fuller, where she is responsible for risk evaluation and compliance matters for packaging adhesives in Europe. Prior to this, she was responsible for regulatory affairs for a leading flexible packaging producer. Alexandra has been a member of FEICA’s Paper and Packaging Technical Working Group since 2009 and Chair of the Group since 2015.

2018 Williams Lorna bio

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Lorna Williams currently works as an independent consultant in the chemicals and materials area and her consultancy company has a rolling contract to run the Secretariat for the British Adhesives & Sealants Association (BASA). Graduating from Brunel University in 1986 with a degree in Materials Science, after a short stint in research for Smith & Nephew, Lorna has been involved in the adhesives and sealants industry for the last 29 years working for Synthomer and then Eastman and has also been extremely active in UK, European and International standardisation taking a leading role in adhesives and sealants standardization at CEN and ISO level on behalf of the UK.

Lorna represents BASA on the European Adhesives and Sealants Association (FEICA) European Technical Board, is Chair of the FEICA National Associations Forum and also sits on the FEICA Construction Technical Working Group. Lorna is also Secretary of the Alliance of Chemical Associations (ACA) in the UK.

2018 Fuentes Nicolás bio

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Nicolás Fuentes Colomer is a lawyer by training, having studied in Seville and Aberdeen and completed an LL.M. in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School in the U.S.

As a former Kellen Association Management Consultant he has experience working with industry associations in Brussels, providing strategic insight to navigate the policy making arena. At FEICA he has worked as a Regulatory Affairs Manager, dealing with topics such as Construction Products Regulation, Labelling (CLP) and the circular economy.

2018 Dietl Dr Nicolas bio

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Nicolas Dietl conducted his Ph.D. at the TU Berlin in the field of physical-organic chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Dr Drs. h.c. Helmut Schwarz. His professional career started in 2013 with DuPont (which later became Chemours) in the technical marketing of fluorinated chemicals before he joined TIB Chemicals AG in 2017. At TIB Chemicals, he is responsible globally for the portfolio of catalysts used in sealants and adhesives, as well as PU-coatings and Oleo applications.

2018 Emanuel, Jr. Ronald M. bio

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Ronald M. Emanuel, Jr. has been a chemist with Lanxess Urethane Systems since May of 1998. During his 20-year career, Mr. Emanuel pioneered low free monomer methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) technology development and production scale-up globally. This effort has allowed Laxness to establish the best production and scale capability to achieve below 0.10 percent of free isocyanate monomer and to establish a position to develop low free monomer versions of many isocyanate types. Ron’s current research focus is development of low free monomer prepolymer formulations for adhesives, coatings and sealants.

2018 Schlosser Dr Thomas bio

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Dr Schlosser obtained his Ph.D. in organosilicon chemistry from the Technical University of München. After joining Degussa AG in 1996, he worked in R&D and Applied Technology for organofunctional silanes, providing a wide variety of market solutions in dental and in plastic applications. Since 2004, he has focused on the adhesive and sealant industry with an initial interest in R&D, Product Development and Applied Technology for organofunctional silanes, and the subsequent inclusion of fumed and precipitated silica products in 2007. Within Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH, he currently holds the position Director R&D / Applied Technology “Adhesives & Sealants”.

2018 de Jonge Johan bio

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Johan de Jonge started his career in adhesives directly after graduation in 1985 at National Starch & Chemical in Zutphen, The Netherlands, working in R&D for emulsion polymerisation of water-based adhesives. Thereafter he worked in various adhesive technologies such as solvent-based acrylic and hotmelts for medical, graphic, packaging and construction applications. In 1992 he became the technical support for customers around the globe. Prior to joining Sasol, Johan worked as Global Technical Support Manager for the PSA industry focusing on tape and label technologies. He holds patents in emulsion polymerisation and reactive hot melts, as well as application equipment. Johan started his current role at Sasol Performance Chemicals in August 2015.

2018 Campoy Felipe Dr Inmaculada bio

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Inmaculada Campoy is EVA/EBA Senior Technical Specialist of the Repsol Polyolefins Technical Assistance and Development Department. She joined the Repsol Technology Centre in 1998 and was the senior researcher responsible for projects related to synthetic rubber. She obtained a PhD in Chemistry from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and has worked as a researcher in the Polymer Science and Technology Institute (CSIC) and the University of Southamptom on projects related to liquid crystal polymers. Immaculada is the author of twenty-two scientific publications.

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