Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Hopmann

 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Hopmann

RWTH Aachen University

Head of Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV)

www.ikv.rwth-aachen.de
Current positions
  • Chair of Plastics Processing at RWTH Aachen University
  • Head of Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at RWTH Aachen University
  • Partner of Aachen Center for Lightweight Engineering Solutions (AZL)

Professional career
  • Since 2014
Vice Dean Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of RWTH Aachen University
  • Since 2012
Foundation of Aachen Center for Lightweight Engineering Solutions (AZL) together with Prof. Christian Brecher, Chair of Machine Tools at WZL of RWTH Aachen University
  • Since 2011
Full professor, Chair in Plastics Processing and Head of Institute of Plastics Processing at RWTH Aachen University (IKV), and Managing Director of IKV Association of Sponsors
  • 2011
Managing Director RKW Sweden AB, Helsingborg, Sweden
  • 2009
Varying managing positions with RKW SE, BU Petersaurach, last as Manager Extrusion
  • 2004
Chief Engineer of IKV
  • 2000
Manager Part Design and Materials Technology Department at IKV
  • 1999
Research associate at IKV

Education
  • 2009
Program for Management Development (PED) at the International Institute for Management Development, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 2000
Graduation with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Walter Michaeli
  • 1996
Degree in Mechanical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University
  • 2014
Innovation Award of the State of NRW
  • 2014
“Famos für Familie” Award of RWTH Aachen University for family friendly leadership
  • Board Kunststoffland NRW e.V.
  • Board Deutsche Industrieforschungsgemeinschaft Konrad Zuse
  • Member Scientific Working Committee Plastics Engineering (WAK)
  • Member Scientific Working Committee Materials Engineering (WAW)
  • Member Materials Engineering Working Committee of VDI Material Engineering Division
  • Member Scientific Working Committee of German Rubber Association