PHILIPP NICOLAS WAGNER, M.SC. RWTH
Philipp Nicolas Wagner, M.Sc. RWTH, studied mechanical engineering at the RWTH Aachen University between 2007 and 2013. During his studies, he already dealt with the use of innovative measuring instruments, reactive plastics and their processing technologies. After completing his studies, he worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) in Industry and the Skilled Crafts at RWTH Aachen University in the department “Composites and Polyurethane Technology”. In addition to process developments for the production of fibre-reinforced plastics (FRP) in liquid composite moulding processes, he mainly focused on the characterization of reactive plastics (resin systems) and their shrinkage and reaction behaviour under process conditions.
FLORIAN KESSLER, M.SC. RWTH
Florian Kessler, M.Sc. RWTH, studied Mechanical Engineering for his bachelor’s degree at the KIT in Karlsruhe before changing to the mechanical engineering department at the RWTH Aachen in 2013. In his master thesis at the IKV, he was already able to build up knowledge about the interdependencies between the processing and resulting part properties of reactive polyurethanes. His master’s degree in August 2015 was directly followed by his employment as a research assistant in the department “Composites and Polyurethane Technology” at IKV. There he worked intensively in the field of compact polyurethane systems and their reaction behaviour. From April 2017 to June 2018, Mr. Kessler also worked as team leader of the group “Thermoset composites and polyurethanes”, where he was responsible for the organization of further scientific employees in addition to leading his own work group.