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prof.dr. A. Blume (Anke)

Full Professor

About Me

Anke Blume was born on April 6, 1969 in Hanover, Germany. She studied chemistry at the Leibniz University Hanover  from October 1988 until July 1993. She first worked in depth with rubber during her master thesis. Consequently, she carried out her PhD thesis at the “German Institute for Rubber Technology” (DIK), which she finished mid of November 1995. She continued her work at the DIK as a post-doc for nine months. In 1996, she joined the Degussa company in Cologne, Germany (now named “Evonik Industries”). There she was in charge of the development of silica and silanes for rubber applications as well as of the intellectual property management of Evonik regarding the use of silica and silanes in rubber applications. She became the head of the Elastomer Technology and Engineering department of the University of Twente on October 1, 2013 in addition to her work at Evonik. In April 2021, she decided to fully dedicate her work to the university. This enables her to follow her passion for teaching and rubber, to further encipher its mysteries and to attract young people to this amazing material.

Anke Blume is married to Ulrik Neupert, a technology analyst and scientific evaluator working for the German Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. They have three adult children: Anninka, Rikkart and Hinrik.

 

Expertise

Engineering & Materials Science
Fillers
Rubber
Silanes
Silica
Tires
Chemistry
Filler
Silane
Physics & Astronomy
Tires

Publications

Recent
Andrzejewska, Z. J. , Kaewsakul, W., Zeeman, R. , Reuvekamp, L. A. E. M. , & Blume, A. (2022). Altered performance of silica-filled compounds by different silane microstructures. Paper presented at Tire Technology Expo 2022, Hanover, Germany.
Talma, A. G. , Vleugels, N. , Noordermeer, J. W. M., Pille-Wolf, W. , Dierkes, W. K. , & Blume, A. (2022). Comparison of the effect of different resins in a silica filled tire tread compound. Paper presented at Tire Technology Expo 2022, Hanover, Germany.
Blume, A. , Butuc, S. G., van Elburg, F. A., Risthaus, A. , Grunert, F., & Talma, A. G. (2022). The manifold interactions of ZnO and stearic acid in a modern silica-filled tire tread compound. Paper presented at Tire Technology Expo 2022, Hanover, Germany.
van Hoek, J. W. (2022). Closing the loop: Reuse of devulcanized rubber in new tires. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036553742
Van Hoek, H. , Noordermeer, J., Heideman, G. , Blume, A. , & Dierkes, W. (2021). Devulkanisation von Pkw-Altreifengranulat im Doppelschneckenextruder, Teil II. Gummi, Fasern, Kunststoffe, 74(12), 513-519.
Van Hoek, H. , Noordermeer, J., Heideman, G. , Blume, A. , & Dierkes, W. (2021). "Devulkanisation von Pkw-Altreifengranulat im Doppelschneckenextruder", Teil 1. Gummi, Fasern, Kunststoffe, 74(11), 470-477.
Butuc, S. G., van Leerdam, K., Rossenaar, B., Geurts, F. A. J., Janssen, A., Verwer, P., Talma, A. G. , & Blume, A. (2021). ZnO Crystal Structure as a “Template” for Sulfur Crosslinking Initiation. Paper presented at Fall 200th Technical Meeting ACS Rubber Division, Pittsburgh Virtual, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room N210
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  N210
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands