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CEO and Owner of SME Kemyk (technology consulting for materials and chemistry)
Dr. Erich Kny studied Chemistry and Physics at Vienna University. After some years teaching at the Department of Physical Chemistry of the University of Vienna he spent two years as a Postdoc at the Materials Research Centre at the University of Missouri, Rolla, USA doing research in Plasma-polymerization and surface analysis.
After returning to Austria he was employed at the Metallwerk Plansee in Austria for the next ten years where he did research and development work in powder metallurgy, refractory metals, hard metals, refractory metals components for fusion research and superconductor development. After this industrial experience he became head of the Engineering Department (comprising the four institutes dealing with Materials research, Automation, Process technology and Mechanical Engineering) at the Austrian Research Centre. He held this position for 17 years. After retirement from the Austrian Research Centre he founded his own consulting company KEMYK in 2011.He was chair of the COST Action MP701 on Polymer Nanocomposites and is presently chair of the COST Action MP1206 on Electrospinning. He has published well over 100 publications, 3 book contributions, several patents and is the editor of the conference symposium proceedings at the EMRS 2009 on Polymer Nanocomposites and of two books on electrospinning (Electrospun Materials for Tissue Engineering and Biomedical Applications, Woodhead Publishing 2017, Electrospining for high performance sensors, Nanoscience and Technology, Springer 2015).