Simon Schick


Simon Schick


Aachen Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM) & International Fibers Group (IFG) ASOTA

Areas of Expertise:

Fiber-formation, Fiber-extrusion, Nonwovens

Why is Biobased ValueCircle an interesting project for you?

The Biobased ValueCircle Project and especially my part, the upscaling of home-compostable Biopolymers for Food-packaging, is a pressing topic in the world right now. With more and more people living in the world, garbage production just in the field of Food-packaging rises daily. It is a breaking edge research topic that has a direct impact on a global scale. I always wanted to be a part of that. The practical work and the engineering part is a big Bonus!

Tell something about yourself which other Biobased ValueCircle people might not know yet?

Before my studies, I did an apprenticeship as an industrial mechanic.

How did you become a researcher / scientist?

I, more or less, stumbled into it. After my apprenticeship, I started a Bachelor’s study in technical textiles, and I was hooked. The Master came after the Bachelor, and now I am here.

What do you like most in your current work?

Being at the forefront of research in the field of Biobasedpolymers.