"Material Cycles" Online Lecture by Dr. Barbara Güttler

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

The Chemical Engineering Department is pleased to offer an online lecture by University of Waterloo Alumni Dr. Barbara Güettler.

Please note: Graduate Students will receive seminar attendance credit if they attend.

Dr. Barbara Guettler

Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Barbara Güttler graduated from the University of Applied Science Berlin (Germany) in 2007 in the program Biotechnology with an emphasis on bioprocess engineering. She then started her graduate studies at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, where she began her research in the field of biocomposites and later successfully graduated from the PhD program in the Department of Chemical Engineering. Focus of her graduate work was the characterization of agricultural materials and biocomposites with various analytical methods such as surface analysis, chemical composition as well as optical and scanning electron microscopy. In April 2014, she joined the Leibniz Institute of Composite Materials (Leibniz Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe - IVW) where she is the manager of the competence field "Material Cycles" in the department of materials science.


Whether you’re standing in line for a to-go cup of coffee or thinking of buying an automobile or home appliance, your choice of purchase is also a choice of materials. And not just one material, but usually a whole composite of materials that have different physical and chemical properties, which make them more difficult to recycle. But why should you care about what materials goods are made of or about having a closed-loop material economy?

Please join us on Tuesday, March 22nd (12PM EDT) to hear from Dr. Barbara Güettler, Manager "Material Cycles" at Leibniz-Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe (IVW), about new innovations in recycling and responsible manufacturing including:

  • Challenges in recycling composite materials
  • Creating polymers from renewable resources and the importance of end-of-life design
  • Why you should consider the materials you use in your every day

Free Registration and more information: https://www.dwih-newyork.org/en/event/2022-03_circular_production/