Elastomer Technology and Engineering
Patrik Macúrik
Guest researcher

Elastomer Technology and Engineering 
Faculty of Engineering Technology 
University of Twente 

P.O. box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

Patrik Macúrik

Patrik was born in Slovakia on December 9,1992. He obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degree at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. Department of Plastics, Rubber and Fibres. 

Bachelor thesis: Measurement of rheological properties of rubber compounds designed for extrusion technology.

Master thesis: Biodegradable polymer materials based on polyhydroxybutyrate and platicizer.

In september 2018 he started his PhD studies under the supervision of Prof. Ivan Hudec. There is cooperation between universities (Slovak University of Technology and University of Twente) dealing with developing Velcro system, hook-and-loop molecular adhesive systems for new generation of elastomers. This alternative rubber / silica coupling system is task of his final thesis.