应化学工程联合国家重点实验室（浙江大学）冯连芳教授的邀请，德国University of Bayreuth 高分子工程学院院长Prof. Volker Altstaedt于4月26日参观访问了重点实验室，并作了“NMB - A State Institution with Research Mission”的学术报告，着重介绍了德国的研究所/高校如何把科研转化为生产力，如何更快地把科研转化为生产力？并对师生的问题进行了解答。同时，双方对于聚合物发泡材料与加工研究领域，进行了详细交流，并探讨了国际合作的可能性。
Prof. Volker Altstaedt is a chair of polymer engineering at University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany. He is also a CEO of Neue Materialien Bayreuth GmbH, Germany. He holds a B.S. in Physics Science from University of Kassel, Kessel, Germany (1982). He received a Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Kassel, Kessel, Germany (1987). His main research areas and expertise include Cellular Polymers, Polymer composites and nanocomposites, Polymer blends and compatibilization and Fatigue behavior of polymers.
The lecture gives a introduction to the mission and operation of a public research institute in Bavaria called "Neue Materialien Bayreuth GmbH (NMB)". This institute is focused on the development of new materials and processes. After a brief history, the bussinesplan of the company and especially the cooperation with industiral partersin the local region will be explained. In addition different public funding models offered by the State of Bavaria are explained and some typical examples for successful research corporations are presented. The company focuses on the development of innovative process technologies in order to manufacture near net-shape metallic and polymer lightweight constructions. Based on high pressure die casting and injection molding especially composites, foamed materials, and hybrid structures are the main topics. In the division of Polymers Injection moldings, foam injection moldings with physical or chemical foaming agents and thermoforming of long-fibre reinforced thermoplastics are manufacturing processes which have - each for itself - a great importance for the manufacturing of extensive moulded parts. They all have in common a high adaptability and cost-effective production. The combination of different processes in one tool leads to the combination of the specific advantages in one finished part. For the field testing of these manufacturing potentials, the technical equipment lab of Neue Materialien Bayreuth GmbH has installed a press-injection moldings machine. A molding tool realizes the process combinations and thus enables near-product trials.