Material Scientist & Material Scout
Dr.-Ing. Christoph Konetschny studied Material Science at the Technical University of Darmstadt, , . His studies focused on metallurgy, ceramics and glass, plastics, composites, surface technology, corrosion and tribology as well as fundamentals of manufacturing technology. Prior to his studies, Dr.-Ing. Christoph Konetschny successfully concluded a vocational training as a chemical lab technician at Merck KGaA in Darmstadt.
"Materials materialize product innovation"
Dr.-Ing. Christoph Konetschny started his independent professional activity in 2000 with the foundation of Materialsgate – Büro für Materialberatung. His core competences include consulting and research services to identify suitable structural and functional materials, as well as coatings and surfaces. The results of this work are tailored property profiles which support the implementation of new or optimized applications in all industrial and creative sectors. Since the foundation of Materialsgate, Dr.-Ing. Konetschny has assisted several hundred clients in Germany and abroad with his investigations, material scouting and consulting services.
Dr.-Ing. Christoph Konetschny has experience as a juror of material and design awards, cooperates with several institutions and universities in the field of basic and advanced technical training and develops formats and presentation concepts for various publishers, exhibition and conference organizers. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Konetschny also assists companies with the strategic placement and the market launch of new materials and technologies.
Absolute independence, maximum transparency as well as maximum customer satisfaction and confidentiality are the central guidelines that define the way of work of Dr.-Ing. Christoph Konetschny. When carrying out his research and consulting services, he is strictly guided by the questions submitted and the required property profiles of the materials or surfaces. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Konetschny has no distribution agreements with material manufacturers or suppliers that could influence the result of a consultation or research. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Konetschny does not receive any commissions from material manufacturers or suppliers that are documented in research or advice. In addition, Dr.-Ing. Christoph Konetschny is not a member of organisations, associations or societies that can be associated with materials or material issues.
Dr.-Ing. Christoph Konetschny lives and works in the southern Munich area near to the lakes and mountains, he is married and has a curious seven-year-old son. In his spare time, Dr.-Ing. Christoph Konetschny indulges in literature, traveling and Jazz music and loves Mediterranean cuisine and its wines.
 His diploma thesis dealt with the characterization of surface properties of metallic biomaterials and was prepared as part of an industrial project with Aesculap AG (title of the diploma thesis: “Einfluss der Ionenimplantation auf das Polarisationsverhalten einer Titanlegierung”, ISBN-10: 383241889X, supervised by Prof. Dr. Exner, TU Darmstadt, Department of Physical Metallurgy, 1995 – overall diploma grade: very good).
 He earned his doctorate in the field of manufacturing and characterization of innovative hard materials in cooperation with De Beers Industrial Diamond Division LTD, South Africa (title of the dissertation: “Hartstoffhaltige Si-C-N-Keramiken aus Polysilazanen”, ISBN-10: 3826549767, supervised by Prof. Dr. Riedel, TU Darmstadt, Department of Disperse Solids, 1999 – overall doctorate grade: very good).