eXplore Tires R&D trainee @ Continental Reifen Deutschland
Master Thesis Student @ Evonik Industries AG
Kungliga tekniska högskolan
Compounder @ Development of new compounding technologies for commercial vehicle tires. From September 2014 to Present (1 year 4 months) eXplore Tires R&D trainee @ Together with 11 colleagues from 6 countries I got a great insight into Continental Tires by working on three assignments (in the fields of rubber processing, rubber analysing and tire building process).
Compounder @ Development of new compounding technologies for commercial vehicle tires. From September 2014 to Present (1 year 4 months) eXplore Tires R&D trainee @ Together with 11 colleagues from 6 countries I got a great insight into Continental Tires by working on three assignments (in the fields of rubber processing, rubber analysing and tire building process). We also has the chance to visit two tire plants in Slovakia and Czech republic and got a lot of technical and soft skills trainings. The trainee pool was completely organized by my colleagues and me (including business trips to networking events and organizational issues). From March 2014 to August 2014 (6 months) Hannover Area, GermanyMaster Thesis Student @ Master Thesis about Foulíng-Release-Coatings From July 2013 to December 2013 (6 months) Intern @ Preparation work for my Master thesis. From May 2013 to June 2013 (2 months) Intern @ Between my bachelor and master studies I did a 6-month internship in the Functional Films Research Center of Bayer MaterialScience in Singapore where I worked with coated plastic films. From January 2011 to June 2011 (6 months) Intern @ Internship in the laboratory for UV-curable waterborne coatings
Research topic: Discoloration of wood coatings From October 2010 to December 2010 (3 months) Intern @ During my bachelor studies I worked in the field of soft-touch coatings made of polyurethane dispersions, which have been also involved in my bachelor thesis work. From November 2008 to August 2010 (1 year 10 months) Intern @ Formulation and analyses of (coil) coatings From August 2008 to September 2008 (2 months) Apparentice @ Apperenticeship as a chemical laboratory worker at the Bayer sites in Krefeld, Leverkusen, Dormagen and Wuppertal.
Operational stations: Analytics (Currenta) and Rubber R&D (Lanxess) From August 2006 to June 2008 (1 year 11 months)
Polymer Sciences @ Technical University Dortmund From 2011 to 2013 Kungliga tekniska högskolan From 2012 to 2012 Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.), Chemical Engineering/Coatings Technology, 1.7 (scale from 1 to 5 with 1 being the best) @ Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences From 2006 to 2010 Michaela Kerkhoff is skilled in: Coatings Technology, Plastics, Polymers, Self-confidence, International Experience, Motivation, Teamwork, Engagement, Project Management, German, English, Swedish
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