UNIpace - Polymer Application Center

The University of Kassel, together with the company B.Braun Melsungen AG, has established the Application Center for Plastics Processing UNIpace.

The aim is to link scientific research in the field of plastics processing more closely with production applied in practice. This includes, for example, the upscaling of laboratory tests, optimization of processing methods and the introduction of new process technologies.

Interdisciplinary Partner

UNIpace builds the bridge between university and industry with the goal of industry-related research from materials science to the processing technology of plastics.

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In addition to lectures UNIpace offers students internships and theses.

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By dissertations and publications UNIpace actively contributes to knowledge generation.

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UNIpace supports industrial partners through workshops, industrial projects and services.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like to work with us, please contact us or write directly to our staff. We look forward to your inquiry!

Know How

The Plastics Application Center UNIpace is active in the fields of research and processing of silicone rubbers as well as the production and testing of plastic components.

Our Team

A strong team of engineers and technical staff. Our experienced staff will be happy to provide you with expert assistance if you have any questions.

Foto Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Peter Heim

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Peter Heim

Scientific leadership
Tel.: +49 561 804 3670E-Mail
Room: 2201 (Mönchebergstr. 3)
Foto Dr.-Ing. Ralf-Urs Giesen

Dr.-Ing. Ralf-Urs Giesen

Foto Dipl.-Ing. Annette Rüppel

Dr.-Ing. Annette Rüppel

Research Scientist
Tel.: +49 561 804 3077E-Mail
Room: 2221 (Mönchebergstr. 3)
Foto Kevin Klier M.Sc.

Kevin Klier M.Sc.

Research Scientist
Foto Svenja Marl M.Sc.

Svenja Marl M.Sc.

Research Scientist
Foto Guntis Japiņš M.Sc.

Guntis Japiņš M.Sc.

Research Scientist
Foto Mohammad Ali Nikousaleh M.Sc.

Mohammad Ali Nikousaleh M.Sc.

Research Scientist
Foto Timo Hofmann M.Sc.

Timo Hofmann M.Sc.

Research Scientist
Foto Niklas Riemann M.Sc.

Niklas Riemann M.Sc.

External PhD Student
Foto Tobias Hornig B. Sc.

Tobias Hornig B. Sc.

Technical assistant
Karl Wetekam B. Eng.

Karl Wetekam B. Eng.

Technical assistant
Alexander Juranek B.Sc.

Alexander Juranek B.Sc.

Technical assistant


UNIpace - Polymer Application Center


Dr.-Ing. Ralf-Urs Giesen
Tel.: +49 561 804 3667
E-Mail: giesen@uni-kassel.de
Raum: 1314

Postal address

Universität Kassel
Institut für Werkstofftechnik - Kunststofftechnik
Mönchebergstraße 3
34125 Kassel

Visiting address

Universität Kassel
Kurt-Wolters-Straße 3
34125 Kassel

Tel.: +49 561 804 3671
Fax: +49 561 804 3672

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Foto Gebäude Kurt Wolters Straße 3