Wednesday, 04 August 2021 17:08

Axalta Announces Two Scientists Achieve Prestigious Title Of Axalta Fellow

Dr. Carmen Flosbach on the left and Dr. Michael Koerner on the right Dr. Carmen Flosbach on the left and Dr. Michael Koerner on the right


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Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, recently announced Dr. Carmen Flosbach and Dr. Michael Koerner have been elevated to Axalta Fellow, the highest honor that a scientist or engineer can earn within Axalta's Technology function.

Through individual and collaborative contributions, Axalta Fellows have delivered commercial success with cutting-edge technologies and have had a strategic impact on Axalta's businesses.


Flosbach has been a catalyst for innovation throughout her 30-plus year career. As a leading expert in resin synthesis, she has delivered multiple new polymers for various different chemistry types including acrylic, aspartate, polycarbonate, polyester and polyurethane.


Flosbach led the technical design of resins currently used in Axalta's solventborne and waterborne coatings including primers, basecoats, topcoats and clearcoats. Her strong track record of innovation includes more than 100 patents, and she has authored various articles in peer-reviewed publications in addition to presenting at many technical conferences.


Flosbach has a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Wuppertal.


Koerner is Axalta's technical expert in waterborne coatings and rheology and has spent 34 years with Axalta. He holds numerous patents and his innovations in waterborne technology have led to, or enhanced, waterborne coating technologies at Axalta.


Koerner is known as an industry leader in the global coatings market, has deep credibility with customers and is...

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