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Christian Karl

Research Scientist

Christian Karl

Dr. rer. nat. (Doctoral studies) at the University of Hanover, Germany (2014)
Topic: Investigation of tribology and wetting behaviour of elastomer composites

Diploma in Polymer and Colloid Chemistry at the University of Bayreuth, Germany (2007)
Topic: Synthesis and Interfacial Behaviour of Silica Nanoparticle-Polymer Composites

Competence and research areas

Broad competence in surface chemistry, polymer chemistry and polymer physics, physical, analytical chemistry of polymers, plastics processing polymer composites and polymers (elastomers, TPUs, thermoplastics, polymer blends, thermosets, bioplastics, biodegradable polymers)
- Structure property-relationships of polymers and polymer composites
- Analysis of fillers in polymers
- Magnetorheological Elastomers (MREs)
- Coatings for anti-icing applications
- Ageing of polymers
- Recycling of polymers and polymer composites
- Methods to fabricate and characterize polymer thin films and polymer composites
- Wetting/contact angle measurements: method development
- Friction and wear of polymers and polymer composites
- Modelling and model development

-Dsolve (SFI Biodegradable Plastics for Marine Applications):
-SHIFT-Plastics (Shifting to sustainable circular values chains for​
handling plastics in the fisheries and aquaculture sector)
- Plasticene (Development of tools for increased resource ​utilization, circularity and regulatory support of ​plastic use in Norway):
-ICEMAN (Anti-icing sustainable solutions by ​development and application of icephobic coatings​):
-i-Faces (inherently Flexible Aerogels ​
for energy effiCient structurES)

Contact info

Visiting address:
Forskningsveien 1