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Faculty of Polymer Technology is a private non-profit higher education and research institution based in Slovenj Gradec

Faculty of Polymer Technology is a private non-profit higher education and research institution based in Slovenj Gradec. It was founded in 2006 as Polymer Technology College and was promoted to Faculty by the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education in February 2017.

Its founders are companies from Slovene plastics industry (Adient Slovenj Gradec d.o.o., Grammer Automotive Slovenija d.o.o., Plastika Skaza d.o.o., Kopur d.o.o., BSH Hišni aparati d.o.o. Nazarje), Regional institutions (Municipality of Slovenj Gradec, RRA Koroška d.o.o) and Industry associations/Research organisations (GIZ Grozd Plasttehnika, TECOS - Razvojni center orodjarstva Slovenije).


Habilitation of Dr. mont. Andreas Hausberger
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Habilitation of Dr. mont. Andreas Hausberger

On Monday, November 12, 2018, Dr. mont. Andreas Hausberger held his public inaugural lecture titled “Method development of tribological test systems for polymers”. The expert commission that consisted of doc. Dr. Thomas Wilhelm, Associate Professor Dr. Miroslav Hukić and doc. Dr. Rupert Kargl from the University of Maribor, was pleased to accept the lecture as final step towards the habilitation of Dr. Hausberger to docent (assistant professor) for the subject “Chemistry and Materials”.

Doc. Dr. Hausberger will teach in the current study year “Testing and characterization of polymer materials and quality assurance” for the bachelor course and “Materials Science” for the master course.

Doc. Dr. mont. Andreas Hausberger has studied Polymer Engineering at the Montanuniversitaet Leoben and after his Master degree he finished his PhD in the field of Polymer Tribology. Mr. Hausberger is actually employed at the Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH (PCCL) and in charge of the Polymer Tribology working group with 5 researchers. His main activities are in the coordination of governmental founded Projects (e.g. COMET-FFG, BRIDGE) and contractual research. Mr. Hausberger has more than 10 years’ experience in polymer tribology related topics. His main research interests are in the field of failure analysis, method development, optimisation of materials and components for tribological systems.

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As the only academic institution focusing on polymer technology in Slovenia, Faculty of Polymer Technology bases its activities on three pillars: Education, Research and Industry cooperation. We provide our students with the necessary knowledge and skills to become innovative and competent engineers that are fit for responsible tasks in their future assignments.  We support society and industry in Slovenia and beyond to cope with the increasingly competitive economic and rapidly changing technological environment by knowledge creation through innovative application oriented research on polymer materials and technologies, Know-How transfer and opportunities for life long learning. We live by our values – Responsiveness, Continuous improvement, Practical Attitude and Personal Approach – to achieve these goals.

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