Elastomer Technology and Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Technology
University of Twente
P.O. box 217
7500 AE Enschede
Wilma K. Dierkes, PhD
Wilma Dierkes is working as an UHD (universitair hoofddocent, associate professor) in the Elastomer Technology & Engineering Group. She studied chemistry at the Technical University Hannover (Germany), and has an additional degree in environmental science from the Fondation Universitaire Luxembourgeoise (Belgium). After finishing her studies she started to work for a Dutch rubber recycling company where she was in charge of R&D, Technical Service and Marketing. She left the company after 7 years and started working for a German company in their Belgian plant producing windshield wipers. Her main task was the development of new windshield wiper rubber systems. She joined ETE in August 2001 as assistant professor and started at the same time with her own PhD research, which she finished in April 2005. Since July 2008 she is associate professor.