About Dr. Hans-Joachim Weintz
Born in 1957; Study of chemistry at the Univ. Kaiserslautern; Diploma and doctorate at the MPI für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim an der Ruhr; Post-Doc stay as a Humboldt Fellow in the working group of Prof. Noyori, Univ. Nagoya, Japan (Noble Price winner in 2001).
Joined BASF AG with positions: Central Polymer Research, Assistant to the Executive Board, Head of R&D Center Coatings South America, Head of Development Industrial Coatings Technologies, BASF Coatings EU; after 14 years change to a large medium-sized company in the coating industry, where he was director of R&D and innovation management for almost 20 years. Self-employed since 2020. At the same time, he was a founding member of the Netzwerk Oberfläche NRW (today chairman) and co-founder of the company itCoating GmbH.
About Dr. Dhia Ben Salem
Dhia Ben Salem, is a PhD in Plasma chemistry (Sorbonne University + Chemical engineering school in Paris, France). With more than five years of experience as research team leader at Plasmatreat, he has given great contribution to plasma thin film deposition and characterization of functional coatings. His most recent research work focused on adhesion promotion, anti-corrosion and superhydrophilic plasma deposited coatings for industrial applications. Another field of interest is focus on the development of innovative coatings that could provide new properties to the surface such as hydrophobic, photocatalytic or antibacterial properties that are considered most promising as they do not alter the bulk integrity and th