Anke Blume was born on April 6, 1969 in Hanover, Germany. She studied chemistry at the Leibniz University HanoverĀ  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 ā€œGerman Institute for Rubber Technologyā€ (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 ā€œEvonik Industriesā€). 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.


  • Material Science

    • Rubber
    • Filler
    • Silicon Dioxide
    • Polymer
    • Silane
    • Elastomer
    • Surface
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences

    • Tire




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