Prof. Dr. Thomas Brock
Chairman of European Scientific Committee
Member of FATIPEC Executive Committee

1950, studied chemistry at Münster and Cologne.
Three years development and production of printing inks followed and then ten years R&D and application technique with Herberts, a coatings manufacturer (today: AXALTA CS), in the field of developing waterborne paints and product introduction, pigment dispersing and optimising paint production.
From 1995 until 2016 he was professor for coatings technology at the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences in Krefeld, Germany, with the main activities: Measuring and testing technology, rheology, paint production, application and coating processes.


Formation of European Center for Coatings and Surface Technology (ECCS):
Consulting, R&D, technology transfer for industry partners in Germany and in the Netherlands.
Besides teaching, numerous publications over the last 25 years; 15 patents and 50 contributions in congresses and journals; organising professional education.
Since 1997 member of the board of the European Society of Coatings Technology (EGL), see
2006 - 2011 chairman of division „Paint Chemistry“ in German Chemical Society (GDCh), see under
Since 2010 member of FATIPEC Board (Europ. Paint chemists) and member of
Executive Board.

Author/Co-author of:

- “Lehrbuch der Lacktechnologie”, 4 editions, last: 2012, Vincentz Network, with transl. to Engl. (“European Coatings Handbook”, 2 ed.), French and Russian,
- Römpp-Lexikon “Chemie” (Book and online),
- Kittel, Lehrbuch der Lacke und Beschichtungen.