Elastomer Technology and Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Technology
University of Twente
P.O. box 217
7500 AE Enschede
Fabian Grunert, PhD
Fabian Grunert was born in Würzburg, Germany, on the 17th of January 1988. He studied “Plastics and Rubber Engineering” at the university of applied science Würzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS) and obtained his engineer diploma (Dipl.-Ing.) in May 2015. The topic of his diploma thesis was “Investigation of the influence of binary filler mixtures and interpenetrating polymer networks on the mechanical properties of vulcanized rubbers”. Subsequently, Fabian joined the Elastomer Technology & Engineering Group as a PhD student in co-operation with Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH in Wesseling, Germany in May 2015. On December 7th 2018 he successfully defended his PhD thesis, entitled: “Analytical method development to predict the in-rubber dispersibility of silica”. With the end of the PhD project he joined the ETE Group as a Postdoc 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. Since December 2019 he is appointed as an assistant professor in the group where he, amongst others, supports the co-operation between the university of Amsterdam (VU) and the university of Twente in their joined mechanical engineer (ME BSc) program.