Speakers

 

 Dr. Sascha Herrwerth

Plenary Lecture title: New solutions for Coatings: Taking you onto a journey from current developments to future trends and beyond
 

Dr. Herrwerth studied chemistry at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg and at the University of Bristol. He obtained his Ph.D. in Heidelberg in 2002 for work on “Oligoether terminated self-assembled monolayers on gold and silver” in Heidelberg and Melbourne.

In 2003 he joined Evonik Industries AG where he worked in different functionalities and industries, including head of various areas: applied technology Cosmetic Rinse-Off, global technical service Specialty Resins, global applied technology Specialty Silica, global R&D competence center “Smart Surface Solutions” and the product development Coating Additives rheology/appearance. Since October 2018 he is heading the Global Applied Research & Technology Industrial Coatings within the Business Line Coating Additives of Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH, Hanau Germany. He is author and co-author of over 50 scientific and technical publications and more than 50 patents. He presented lectures at many international congresses.

 

 Dr. Bart Erich

Plenary Lecture title: Solar control coatings for heat harvesting of building façades
 

Dr. Ir. Erich received his Ph.D. degree in physics at the Eindhoven University of Technology in 2006 in the group Transport in Permeable Media (TPM). His PhD work focused at NMR imaging of curing processes in alkyd coatings. Since 2006 he is working both at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the group Transport in Permeable Media (TPM) and at TNO -the Dutch organization of applied research. At TNO his work focuses at innovations of materials for the built environment, with special focus on coating research, transport processes and on release of active ingredients (such as biocides) in building materials.

In recent year the focus has moved towards energy related topics, such as solar heat harvesting panels, as well as energy storage. He is currently coordinator of the European Horizon 2020 project “ENVISION”, which focusses at developing energy harvesting solutions for the building skin. In this project together with AkzoNobel they have been developing solar heat harvesting coatings. In 2019 the EU Horizon 2020 project “HEAT-INSYDE” started, focussing at storing heat in a thermochemically based heat battery.

 

 

 Dipl. Ing. Dr. Albert Rössler

Plenary Lecture title: Functional wood coatings - Challenges and opportunities
 

Dr. Rössler was graduated from the Technical Institute of Chemical Engineering in Wels, Austria and studied chemical engineering at the ETH Zurich.

He worked about fuel cells in collaboration with the company Volvo AB, Göteborg and Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. He received his Ph.D. degree at the at the ETH Zurich in the field of dye and textile chemistry.

Mr. Rössler worked as assistant in the research group for nanotechnology at the ETH Zurich in the field of the flame synthesis of nanoscale particles. Since 2003 he has been involved in the research and development of the ADLER-Werk Lackfabrik Johann Berghofer GmbH & Co  company, which is managing since 2009.

Mr. Rössler is the author of several patents, and published a large number of scientific and technical work in relevant journals.

Albert Rössler, born 1975 in Innsbruck, Graduated from the Technical Institute of Chemical Engineering in Wels (Austria) and studied chemical engineering at the ETH Zurich. After his diploma thesis in collaboration with the company Volvo AB, Göteborg, at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, about fuel cells, the doctorate was conducted by Prof. Rys at the ETH Zurich in the field of dye and textile chemistry. This work was awarded the COLORCHEM'02 Clariant Innovation Award and the Max Kunz Prize of the Swiss textile industry.

Subsequently, Mr. Rössler worked as a research assistant in the research group for nanotechnology of Prof. Pratsinis at the ETH Zurich in the field of the flame synthesis of nanoscale particles. Since 2003 he has been involved in the research and development of the ADLER company, which is managing since 2009.

Mr. Rössler is the author of several patents, and published a large number of scientific and technical work in relevant journals.

 

 Dr. Jaap Akkerman

Plenary Lecture title: 36 years paint and resin innovation
 

Dr. Jaap Akkerman started as resin chemist in 1980 at Sikkens in Sassenheim. He obtained his PhD in organic chemistry in 1982 at the University of Amsterdam.
After 5 years of innovative research in companies Synthese and Sikkens (later Akzo),  he became manager of the Laboratory for Decorative Waterborne Coatings, Innovative Lab for Decorative Coatings and  finally manager of the Technology Center for Pigments and Pigment Dispersing Agents as well as the Technology Center of Effect Coatings at Akzo Nobel  in Sassenheim. In the next steps of his career he became R & D Manager Surface Coating Resins Europe and later Technical Development Manager, taking care of implementation of new technologies, at Akzo Nobel Resins in Bergen op Zoom.

In January 2005 Akzo Nobel Resins became Nuplex Resins and dr Akkerman until his pension in 2017, became principal chemist. He performed more than 50 presentations and publications, 5 patents and won several prices on coatings conferences. For over 7 years he is board member of the NVVT, the Dutch paint technician association.