DETMOLD, Germany — November 3, 2022 — Jowat has been recognizing innovative approaches and solutions in the field of adhesive technology since 1995 with the Jowat Adhesive Research Award. This year, the coveted award goes to Dr. Dennis Meinderink.
The doctoral thesis submitted by Dr. Meinderink and chosen by the jury as this year’s winner of the Jowat Adhesive Research Award studies how sustainable zinc oxide–polyacrylic acid systems can be used to enhance adhesion to polymer–metal oxide and polymer–polymer interfaces. The comprehensive study of molecular adhesion of polyacrylic acid to nanostructured zinc oxide surfaces and its use for industrial processes, for example on hot galvanized steel, represents a progress in scientific findings. “The findings of this research provide an important foundation for sustainable coatings in composite systems and are therefore of great practical relevance,” underlined Dr. Christian Terfloth, managing director at Jowat SE.
Dr. Meinderink, the 2022 laureate, was born in Nordhorn in 1991. Following his graduation from high school, he studied chemistry at the Paderborn University, where he went on to work as research associate and group leader within the Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry department. He has already been focusing on adhesion-related questions since his master’s thesis. In 2020, he successfully completed his doctoral thesis under Professor Grundmeier, and today he works in a staff position within the executive management of K.L. Kaschier- und Laminier GmbH.
The coveted Adhesive Research Award was presented to Dr. Meinderink by the Board of Directors of Jowat SE at a celebratory event in Jowat’s House of Technology last Friday.
The keynote speaker invited by the adhesive manufacturer for the evening also captivated the guests’ attention. Professor Pero Mićić, a renowned expert in future research and management, directed the audience’s attention to the “Map of the Future.” In his speech, he answered questions such as “What amount of anxiety about the future is justified?,” “How will our professional and personal lives change?” or “How can individuals and organizations prepare to remain successful in future?”
Posted: November 7, 2022
Source: Jowat SE