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dr. F. Grunert (Fabian)

Assistant Professor

About Me

Hi, I'm Fabian and currently working as an assistant professor in the Elastomer Technology & Engineering group at the University of Twente. I was born in Würzburg, Germany, on the 17th of January 1988. My educational background is “Plastics and Rubber Engineering” which I studied at the university of applied science Würzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS) and obtained my engineer diploma (Dipl.-Ing.) in May 2015. The topic of my diploma thesis was “Investigation of the influence of binary filler mixtures and interpenetrating polymer networks on the mechanical properties of vulcanized rubbers”. Subsequently, I joined the Elastomer Technology & Engineering Group as a PhD student in co-operation with Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH in Wesseling, Germany. On December 7th 2018 I successfully defended my PhD thesis, entitled: “Analytical method development to predict the in-rubber dispersibility of silica”. With the end of the PhD project I joined the ETE Group as a postdoctoral researcher being mainly responsible for the “DRIVES” project funded by the EU to establish new education skills for employees working in the automotive industry in Europe. In December 2019 I was appointed as an assistant professor in the group where I, amongst others, support the co-operation between the university of Amsterdam (VU) and the university of Twente in their joined mechanical engineer (ME BSc) program.

Expertise

Engineering & Materials Science
Automotive Industry
Decarbonization
Rubber
Silica
Tires
Volume Measurement
Chemistry
Butadiene
Earth & Environmental Sciences
Rubber

Publications

Recent
Grunert, F., Bisschop, R., Ilisch, S., Stratton, T. , & Blume, A. (2021). Influence of Functionalized Polymers on the Processing Behavior and In-rubber properties of Passenger Car Tire Tread Compounds. Paper presented at Fall 200th Technical Meeting ACS Rubber Division, Pittsburgh Virtual, Pennsylvania, United States.
Blume, A. , Butuc, S. G., van Elburg, F. A., Risthaus, A. , Grunert, F. , & Talma, A. G. (2021). The manifold interactions of ZnO and stearic acid in a modern silica-filled tire tread compound. Paper presented at Fall 200th Technical Meeting ACS Rubber Division, Pittsburgh Virtual, Pennsylvania, United States.
Frosch, S. A., Herrmann, V. , Grunert, F. , & Blume, A. (2021). New insights into tire-recycling using Micro X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis. Abstract from Tire Technology 2021, virtual ‘Live’, Virtual Conference.
Grunert, F. , Olthuis, M. J. A. , van Swaaij, P. J. , Blume, A., Messnarz, R., & Ekert, D. (2020). The Rubber Technologist – a re-qualification possibility. Abstract from Tire Technology Expo 2020, Hanover, Germany.
Frosch, S. A., Hammer, R., Herrmann, V. , Grunert, F. , & Blume, A. (2019). Systematische Untersuchungen zu Eigenschaftsveränderungen infolge des Einsatzes von Gummimehl in Elastomeren. DKG (Deutsche Kautschuk-Gesellschaft) meeting 2019, Nürnberg, Bavaria, Germany.
Grunert, F. , van Swaaij, A. , Blume, A., Messnarz, R., & Ekert, D. (2019). How to meet the future requirements of the automotive industry. Abstract from International Rubber Conference, IRC 2019, London, United Kingdom.
Grunert, F. , van Swaaij, P. J. , Blume, A., Messnarz, R., & Ekert, D. (2019). How to meet the future requirements of the automotive industry?. Abstract from Chemistry meets Industry and Society 2019, Salerno, Italy.
Messnarz, R., Ekert, D. , Grunert, F. , & Blume, A. (2019). Cross-Cutting Approach to Integrate Functional and Material Design in a System Architectural Design – Example of an Electric Powertrain. In A. Walker, R. V. O’Connor, & R. Messnarz (Eds.), Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement: 26th European Conference, EuroSPI 2019, Edinburgh, UK, September 18–20, 2019, Proceedings (pp. 322-338). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 1060). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-28005-5_25

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Education

Lectures:
Plastic and Elastomer Engineering (MSc)
Elastomer Science Engineering (MSc)
Material Science II: Polymers, in cooperation with University of Amsterdam (VU) (BSc)

Affiliated Study Programmes

Master

Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

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Courses Academic Year  2020/2021

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Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room N218
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  N218
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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