About Edda Rädlein

Edda Rädlein for her webinar with GlassTrend on Strategies towards circular economy for glass materials and products

About Edda Rädlein

Edda Rädlein was born in 1960 in Gereuth (Germany) and grew up in Sonnefeld. She started her studies in physics at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen Nürnberg.

In 1985, she received her diploma for her atmospheric binary stars, astronomy studies in Bamberg and Trieste and graduated with her PhD in radiation defects in glass and glass ceramics in 1991.  1999 was the year of her habilitation on scanning probe microscopy. Between 2001-2006 she was the scientific coordinator of the research group WOPAG at the Universität Bayreuth. In 2005, she became adjunct professor at TU Clausthal.

Since 2007 she is the head of Group for Inorganic-Nonmetallic Materials and since 2008 she is a full professor at TU Ilmenau. Still at TU Ilmenau, she was an equal opportunity officer between 2015 – 2020.

She is currently

  • vice director of the inter-departmental Institute for Material Engineering.
  • co-Chair of the Technical Committee I “Physics and Chemistry of Glasses” of DGG (Deutsche Glastechnische Gesellschaft e.V.)
  • member of the council of DGG

She gives lectures on material science, biomedical engineering, biotechnical chemistry, mechanical engineering, optical systems engineering, automotive engineering, and renewable energy engineering.

Glass scientist, research topics from history, material development, production, processing to recycling.

Special topics:

  1. reactions on surfaces and coatings
  2. micro- and nanostructuring
  3. phase separation in glasses
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