Ulrich GieseUlrich has a PHD in chemistry since 1988. He started in 1989 at the German Inst. for Rubber Technology (DIK). Currently he is Managing Director of DIK e. V. and of DIK Testing Lab. Since 2010 he is Prof. of Leibniz University of Hannover (Polymer Chemistry). He is editor of the internat. Rubber J. “KGK”. Achievements: appr. 150 publications, 180 lectures; Supervisor for more than 50 phd thesis, Best Paper Award IRC 2014; Harries Medal DKG, 2018; ACS-“Georg Stafford Withby Award”, 2019
Effect of fillers on thermal oxidative aging behavior of rubbers
Long term stability of rubber products is limited mainly by thermal-oxidative aging processes, which are depending on polymer structure and compound ingredients. For optimization of properties of rubber compounds fillers are necessary. So the objective of the study was to get more knowledge about the influence of silica, carbon blacks and CNT on the thermal oxidative stability and aging mechanisms. Systematic investigations were performed by means of modern chemical and physical methods.