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Visit at Covestro in the Netherlands

The work on the implementation of the PDW technology at our industrial NanoPAT partners continues. On May 24th, innoFSPEC team Katlen, Sebastian, Marvin and Anika went to Covestro in Waalwijk (Netherlands) where they had a look at the R&D labs as well as the pilot and production plants. Together with their colleagues from Covestro, they planned the technical implementation of PDW technology at Covestro’s R&D facilities to explore the full potential of PDW spectroscopy as a potential new PAT in the polymer production process.

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From left to right: Francois van Kollenburg (Covestro), Jens de Bont (Covestro)Roel Swaans (Covestro), Marvin Münzberg (UP), Anika Krause (UP), Katlen Brennenstuhl (UP), Sebastian Zimmermann (UP), Ron Peters (Covestro)

Visit at Evonik

This week, innoFSPEC members Katlen, Sebastian, Justin, Marvin and Anika went to Wesseling by Cologne to see the industrial site of NanoPAT partners Evonik. They visited the R&D labs and pilot plants of Evonik's silica section and planned the technical implementation of the PDW technology in these labs, potentially working towards having PDW spectrometry as a new PAT in the silica production process.


Back (left to right): Thomas Pelster, Hilmer Tasto, Julie Michaud-Bernlochner (Evonik); Anika Krause, Katlen Brennenstuhl, Justin Koenig (innoFSPEC).
Front: Marvin Münzberg, Sebastian Zimmermann (innoFSPEC).


innoFSPEC members Stephanie Schlappa and Anne Hartwig are currently attending the LASER World of PHOTONICS in Munich. As part of the joint exhibition stand of Berlin Partner, they represent the University of Potsdam and Potsdam Transfer, giving information on Joint Lab OPAT and PDW Spectroscopy. Pass by if you are in Munich!


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Visit at POLYMAT

innoFSPEC members Stephanie Schlappa and Tobias Simon are currently visiting our colleagues at the POLYMAT Institute of the University of the Basque Country in Spain. POLYMAT is our partner in the NanoPAT project, responsible for the lab-scale replication and PDW monitoring of polymeric dispersion synthesis processes. Stephanie and Tobias are supporting them in the maintainance of the PDW spectrometer and the analysis of the measurement data. We are wishing them a successful collaboration!


From left to right: Stephanie Schlappa (innoFSPEC), Usue Aspiazu (POLYMAT), Tobias Simon (innoFSPEC)

Listen.UP podcast: Dr Marvin Münzberg

The latest episode (#8) of the Listen.UP podcast of Potsdam University portrayed innoFSPEC group leader Dr Marvin Münzberg as well as innoFSPEC as a research center. The episode stresses innoFSPECs important role in the knowledge transfer between the university and industrial partners, particularly in the field of process analytical technologies (PAT); and thereby arising career options such as dual career systems . Dr Münzberg explains further how PDW spectroscopy, as a PAT that was uniquely developed at innoFSPEC, can be used for diverse industrial applications, from cheese production to algae cultivation. Listen in here!

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