Dr. Martin BotheManaging Director
Martin is physicist and materials scientist. He received a doctor’s degree in studying the thermomechanical properties of polymer systems. Applying for a patent for the optimization of medical gloves, he initiated the building of the company Smarterials.
Michael Schneiker, MBAFinance
Michael is economist, social scientist and banker. He has collected several years of experience in a world-leading investment company. In the company, he invests his know-how and is responsible for finance and investor relations.
Dr. Nikolaus MirtschinResearch & Development
Nikolaus holds a PhD in materials science with a focus on the mechanical properties of polymers. He is an essential know-how carrier in the company and is responsible for the areas of process technology, IP and standardization.
Dr. Christian SeckerHead of Chemistry
Christian holds a PhD in polymers and colloid chemistry and has gained several years of experience in the development department of a global player in the coatings industry. At Smarterials, Christian will structure development and provide impetus for scale-up and industrialization.
Dr. Larisa SchmidtChemist, Materials Development
Larisa has a PhD in Chemistry and is specialized in the synthesis and characterization of inorganic particles for medical applications. She has been working on surface modifications of particulate materials for innovative polymer-based composite materials. At Smarterials, she transfers this concept to latex-particle-composites and coatings.
Dr. Cynthia KembuanChemist, Characterization
Cynthia is a chemist with a focus on synthesis and characterization of particles for photonic applications. At Smarterials, she supports the synthesis and investigation of particles for the treatment of latex surfaces and characterizes the latex-particle-systems with regard to basic materials properties.
Joachim BleschkeBusiness Development / Marketing & Sales
Joachim holds a degree in business administration and can look back on more than 15 years of managing activity, particularly in medical technology. As Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, he successfully led a MedTech company to the German Stock Exchange. His passion is the lead young companies with disruptive technology to global greatness.
Götz DähneProcess Engineering
Götz is a mechanical engineer and has many years of professional experience in process technology and in setting up highly sensitive optical measuring devices. At Smarterials, he handles all engineering tasks with regard to the production of medical gloves.
Alix MeunierRegulatory Affairs
Alix is a biomedical engineer specializing in regulatory affairs for the medical device industry with a cross-disciplinary experience in the launch and development of medical start-ups. At Smarterials she is responsible for setting up the quality management system, product documentation and managing regulatory affairs.
Dr. Woo Choon KongTechnology & Upscaling
Woo holds a PhD in Polymer Chemistry with 20 years experience in medical gloves research & development, engineering technology and new product introduction. At Smarterials, he supports the product design and process development till industrialization in compliance with operation, quality management and regulatory requirements.