Pia Klingenberg
Pia Klingenberg
Doctoral candidate at Department Material Analysis and Characterization
Fraunhofer LBF

Pia Klingenberg is currently working as a PhD candidate at Fraunhofer LBF in the Department of Material Analysis and Characterization lead by Dr. Robert Bruell and in the Department of Additivation and Durability lead by Dr. Elke Metzsch-Zilligen. Her research interests are sustainable solutions for a circular future in the context of plastics recycling, including quality control and analysis of recycled plastics and secondary raw materials, re-designing and optimizing established recycling processes, characterizing the ageing behavior of polymers, and improving recyclate quality through suitable re-stabilization approaches. She studied chemistry in a French-German binational Bachelor program at the Universities of Freiburg and Mulhouse and later specialized in polymer science with special emphasis on sustainability. Her master thesis was a collaboration with LyondellBasell. She received her Master of Science by the University of Freiburg.