Mr Tino Meyer Diploma, Sports Engineering, Magdeburg University, 2014
I am a PhD research student who graduated from Magdeburg University (Germany) in 2014 with a Diploma in Sports Engineering. In 2010 I was awarded a scholarship which allowed me to spend 10 months at the University of Lethbridge (Canada) as an exchange student. During my studies I also completed an internship at the adidas HQ in Herzogenaurach (Germany) where I supported the footwear quality lab team. As a result of that internship I was offered a working student contract with the adidas innovation team where I worked on the influence of different process parameters on the mechanical properties of injection moulded products as part of my Diploma thesis.
The objective of my PhD is to gain an improved understanding of the relationship between data obtained through testing simplified specimens and the behaviour of final parts with a more sophisticated geometry, both produced by injection moulding. This project is a collaboration between the Materials Department and the Sports Technology Institute, here in Loughborough, with adidas as the external sponsor where I will be spending 3 months every year on a placement. Motivation for this study has arisen from previous experiences and requests from the sport and leisure industry revealing the need for novel testing procedures to improve the correlation between the polymer material behaviour at different geometric complexities, and respective production stages.
Out of the lab…
Sport has always been a big part of my life, no matter if participating on the pitch as a player, on the side-line as a coach or just cheering for my team as a fan. I have played basketball, football and ultimate Frisbee at club level, coached under 16/18 basketball teams as a licensed coach and picked up ice hockey during my time in Canada. Traveling is a big passion of mine as well exploring Europe and the rest of the world one step at a time.