University of Twente
Elastomer Technology and Engineering
Enschede Netherlands 7500AE
Biographical Sketch: Akansha Rathi was born in New Delhi, India on February 9, 1991. She obtained her bachelor of technology (B.Tech.) degree with a thesis on polymer synthesis, self-assembly and characterization from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and Vellore Institute of Technology, India in 2012. In 2014, she received her master of technology (M.Tech.) degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India. Her master’s thesis was on “Microemulsion as carrier for polar nanoparticles into non-polar elastomer matrix”. She carried out the research for her master’s thesis at Leibniz Institut für Polymerforschung, Dresden with funding from DAAD (Deutscher Akadmischer Austausch Dienst) under the IIT-TU sandwich scholarship program. She started at the ETE group, University of Twente in June 2014 as a PDEng trainee. Her current topic of research is “Process-design for rubber blend compounds with good compatibility to petroleum-based PNA-safe process oils for tires”.