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director , inorganic chemist , consultant

Wolfgang Burger, German inorganic chemist, director, consultant. Achievements include patents for zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina (ZPTA-ceramics) with excellent strength properties of typically 1200 MPa; development of Y-TZP ceramics by using yttria coated zirconia powders, finally leading to nano-scaled ceramic microstructure. Member of Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, Verein Alter Roigel E.V. (life).

Background

Burger, Wolfgang was born on September 12, 1954 in Alberweiler, Germany. Son of Karl B. and Agnes S. Burger.

Education

Diploma-Chemist, University of Tuebingen, 1974—1981.

Career

Scientific assistant Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the University of Tuebingen, Germany, 1981—1985. Science co-worker Feldmühle AG (now CeramTec AG), Plochingen, Germany, 1985—1986, group leader Germany, 1986—1994. Head of oxide materials development department CeramTec AG, Germany, 1994—2005.

Head research process and product innovation OxiMaTec GmbH, Hochdorf, Germany, 2005—2007. Managing director OxiMa Tec GmbH, since 2007. Project manager of international development projects Commission of the European Union, 1991—2004.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents for zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina (ZPTA-ceramics) with excellent strength properties of typically 1200 MPa. Development of Y-TZP ceramics by using yttria coated zirconia powders, finally leading to nano-scaled ceramic microstructure.

Membership

Member of Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, Verein Alter Roigel E.V. (life).

Connections

Married Susanne Digel. Children: Tobias Michael, Henrik Julian.

father:
Karl B.

mother:
Agnes S. Burger

spouse:
Susanne Digel

child:
Tobias Michael Burger

child:
Henrik Julian Burger