FH-Prof. Dr. Christoph Burgstaller

FH-Prof. Dr. Christoph Burgstaller Managing Director, Head of R&D

christoph.burgstaller@tckt.at +43 7242 2088 1017

FH-Prof. Dr. Christoph Burgstaller is the managing director and head of research at the Transfercenter für Kunststofftechnik (TCKT) in Wels, Austria, as well as a professor for plastics engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria in Wels.

He has been involved in application-oriented research in the plastics technology sector since 2004 and completed his doctoral studies in chemical engineering at Johannes Kepler University Linz in 2006 with a thesis on the structure-property relationships of wood plastic composites. Since 2004, he has been involved in application-oriented research at PCCL and TCKT as well as in industry. He has now led more than 40 different research projects with industry participation, which dealt with various topics such as property modification and recycling. He is the head of TCKT since mid-2015 and in addition to this is a professor of plastics engineering at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences since October 2021.

His work deals with structure-processing-property relationships of thermoplastic materials in general, with a main focus on composites and blends, as well as recycling. He is the author of more than 45 peer-reviewed journal articles and more than 90 conference papers. He is a reviewer for different journals, e.g. “Composites Part A” and additionally he is a senior member of the “Society of Plastics Engineers”.

Selected publications: