After his university studies in Physics and Dr.-Ing. in 1987 with Prof. Dr.-Ing. G. W. Ehrenstein at the department of Mechanical Engineering in Kassel, Volker Altstädt worked for 8 years at last as group leader in the Department of Polymer Physics under the Polymer Research Division of BASF AG in Ludwigshafen. Since 1995 he has been a Full Professor for Polymers in Mechanical Engineering and head of the Department of Polymers and Polymer Composites at the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg, Germany. Since 1st October 2000, Professor Dr.-Ing. Volker Altstädt is Full Professor at the Department of Polymer Engineering at the Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences (FAN) of the University of Bayreuth, he turned down full professorship offer from university of Stuttgart on 2008.
Volker Altstädt is member of the DFG Collaborative Research Centre (SFB 481) and the Bayreuth Institute of Macromolecular Research (BIMF). Since 2004, he is a DFG peer reviewer and vice-spokesperson for the field Macromolecular Research. Volker Altstädt is member of the IUPAC sub-commitee „Structure and Properties of Commercial Polymers“ since 1988, and member of the association “Wissenschaftlicher Arbeitskreis Kunststofftechnik” (WAK) since 2005. Furthermore, he is the managing director of Neue Materialen Bayreuth GmbH since 2009, member of the executive board of the “Elite Study Program Macromolecular Science” at the University of Bayreuth and the “Elite Study Program Advanced Materials and Processes” at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. Moreover, since 2006 he is member of the advisory board in the Cluster New Materials within the context of the Alliance Bavaria Innovative.
The research group of Volker Altstädt is dedicated to scientific and industrial oriented research in the area of polymeric materials, establishing a connection between the natural sciences and engineering technology. Emphasis is placed on the interdisciplinary cooperation among the scientists, bringing together the disciplines of chemistry, physics, chemical engineering and mechanical engineering. Research activities of Altstädt’s group focus on Polymer Foams, Thermoset systems, Polymer Blends, Nanocomposites and Electrets, with the primary goal of determining the structure-properties relationships and tailoring polymeric materials for specific requirements at the boarder line to engineering applications.Zurück zum Menü
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