Sven Thiele

Trinseo Deutschland GmbH
Synthetic Rubber R&D
PF 1265
Merseburg Germany 06202

Biographical Sketch:
Present Designation: R&D Leader Process & Product Development Anionic Past Employment Details: 1997 – 1999 Employment at DSM, Geleen, The Netherlands 2000-2010 BSL GmbH / Dow Olefinverbund GmbH, Schkopau Since June 2010 Styron Deutschland GmbH, Schkopau Business Functions: 2000-2010 Chemist/ Sr. Chemist 2010-2013 Lead Research Specialist 2013-current R&D Leader Process & Product Development Anionic Number of Paper Published 20 Number of patent/patent applications 25 Awards & recognition achieved Oct. 1992 - Sept. 1994 Graduate Ph.D.-Fellowship of the "Fonds der Chemischen Industrie" Sept. 1994 - Certificate "Studienabschlußurkunde des Verbandes der Chemischen Industrie" Jan. 1996 - Aug. 1996 "Postdoctoral fellowship of the "Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)" Nov. 2006 - Dow Europe Asia Pacific Scientist Excellence in Science Award 2006 of the Dow EU&PAC Scientists Organization (Highest Annual Scientific Award of The Dow Chemical Company awarded to Scientists of Dow Entities being in Europe or Asia) July 2007 - Dow Diamond Keepsake Award (Award for Extraordinary Performance) June 2011 - Winner of the IQ Innovation Price Central Germany 2011 on the cluster “Chemistry/Plastics” (Prof. J.-Nelles Price) for the Innovation “Functionalized Rubber for Energy Efficient Tires” Hobbies: Canoeing, hiking, biking, badminton Family Details: Married, 3 Children

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