Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Hoeftberger started, after finishing his apprenticeship as a plastics technician, working at the TCKT in July 2013 as a trainee during his bachelor’s degree. He studied at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria “Development engineer / in metal and plastics technology” and graduated in 2016. He wrote his bachelor thesis on “The influence of injection moulding parameters and the formulation on the properties of ribbed glass-polyamide 6 composites“ at the TCKT.
He completed his Master’s Degree in “Development Engineer / Plastics Technology” at the FH Upper Austria in 2018, with his Master’s thesis on “Forming and back injection of Organic Sheets of Polyamide 6 and Glass Fibers” at the TCKT.
Since October 2018 he works as a researcher at the TCKT. Since then, he has been involved in the fields of additive tooling for prototype production, short fiber reinforced thermoplastics, plastics processing, 3D printing and construction.
- T.Höftberger, C. Burgstaller, “The influence of processing on the mechanical properties and emissions of recycled Polyolefin”, PPS Europe-Africa 2019 Regional Conference, Pretoria,Südafrika
- T.Höftberger, C. Burgstaller, “The influence of processing on the mechanical properties and emissions of recycled Polyolefin”, AIP Publishing 2020
- C. Burgstaller, T. Höftberger, B. Gallnböck-Wagner, W. Stadlbauer, “Effects of radiation type and dose on the properties of selected polymers”, Polymer Engineering ans Science, 2020