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Univ.-Prof. DI Dr.mont. Gerald R. Berger-Weber

Curriculum Vitae


Full Professor and Head of Institute of Polymer Processing and Digital Transformation (IPPD)

Associate Professor
Department of Polymer Engineering & Science at the Montan University of Leoben

Visiting Professor of Manufacturing Process Design
Department of Plastics Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell, MA, USA

Substitute Professor for Injection Molding
Department of Mechanical & Plastics Engineering, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Assistant Professor (~tenure track position)
Department Polymer Engineering & Science, Montan University of Leoben, Austria

Injection Molding of Polymers, Montan University Leoben, Austria

Researcher and project manager, 
Focus on surface structures in injection molding, friction and dynamic mold temperature control.
Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH (PCCL), Austria


Research associate,
Focus on surface structures in injection molding
Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH (PCCL), Austria

Business development (technology screening, sales support)  
Magna Intier Automotive, Munich, Germany

VLK News
Member and head of the editorial team, Leoben

Research documentation.

Research focus.

Injection molding of polymers: 
Process analysis and monitoring; process optimization and robust processes; rubber injection molding; dynamic mold temperature control (including additive manufacturing); molding simulation; part and mold design; stage-gate processes. 

Surface texture replication and quality measurement; friction, wetting and adhesion phenomena in polymer processing; mold surface optimization.

Smart manufacturing: 
Real-time closed-loop quality control in injection molding of rubber and thermoplastics.