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Margie TOPP

University of Applied Sciences Windesheim
Professor for Polymer Engineering,
Margie Topp studied Chemistry at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
at the University of Groningen, specializing in Polymer Chemistry. She graduated in the year 1995 on impact resistance of poly(lactic acid) within the group of Professor A. Pennings. In 2000 she finished her PhD on emulsion polymerisation of temperature sensitive block copolymers as micellar delivery systems of anti-tumour agents. This work was carried out within the group of Polymer Chemistry and Biomaterials of Professor J. Feijen at the University of Twente.
From 2000 till 2012 she worked at DSM Composite Resins, where she developed her love for composites and applied industrial research. She held various technical positions but she also spent 8 years as a Business and Technical Intelligence manager piecing together the world of composites from a market perspective in numbers, facts and predictions.
In 2013 Margie joined Windesheim University of Applied Sciences as a professor, running the research group on applied Polymer Engineering, “het Lectoraat Kunststof Technologie”.