Oil Additives News
Evonik Announces New Engine Oil Lab Manager
Oil Additives at Evonik has announced that Dr. Katrin Schoeller assumed the position of Engine Oil Lab Manager in Darmstadt Product Development, effective August 1. In her new position, she will lead Evonik’s ongoing efforts to develop new product technology for formulating next generation engine oils.
Previously, Dr. Schoeller worked for the Swiss Federal Laboratories for
Materials Science and Technology (Empa) as a project leader for joint
research projects and various other assignments in cooperation with
industry partners. Dr. Schoeller joined Empa in 2012 as the “Marie-Curie
Fellow,” working to develop new stimuli-responsive polymeric materials.
Dr. Schoeller received her Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Max Planck-
Institute for Polymer Research in 2012. Her thesis focused on the
synthesis of polymer single-chain particles and inorganic/organic hybrid
nanocapsules using miniemulsions. She earned her master’s degree in
chemistry from University of Ulm in Germany, focusing on polymer
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The Oil Additives team at Evonik has taken a leadership role in
developing lubricant additive technology designed to improve fuel
efficiency and productivity. Energy-saving results have been demonstrated with VISCOPLEX® Viscosity Index Improvers (VIIs) in engine
oils, driveline fluids and gear oils. Industrial and off-highway equipment
field tests have also recorded up to double-digit improvements in fuel
savings with DYNAVIS® technology for hydraulic fluids, reducing
operating costs as well as CO2 emissions. Evonik’s VISCOBASE®
technology offers an ideal balance between a very shear-stable VII and a
synthetic base fluid, providing excellent solvency in automotive gear oil
formulations such as heavy duty axle oils and manual transmission
fluids. In all of its many applications, the Oil Additives team at Evonik
strives for Resource Efficiency.
The Oil Additives business line of Evonik Industries also specializes in
high-performance additives and technologies for fuels and refinery
products. Evonik’s VISCOPLEX® Cold Flow Improvers (CFIs) provide
outstanding flow properties for biofuels in any region or season.
VISCOPLEX® dewaxing aids (DWAs) are designed for refinery solvent
dewaxing processes that involve differing lube oil viscosity grades,
especially bright stocks.
Advanced regional technology centers, modern global manufacturing
centers, and a secure and reliable supply chain worldwide enable
Evonik’s continuous development of customized solutions for customers
anywhere on earth.
Evonik, the creative international industrial group, is one of the world
leaders in specialty chemicals. Its activities focus on the key megatrends
resource efficiency, health, nutrition and globalization. Evonik benefits
specifically from its innovative strength and integrated technology
platforms. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In
fiscal 2013 more than 33,500 employees generated sales of around
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