Hafiz Muhammad Kaleem Ullah, currently working as an R&D Project Manager at CETI (Centre Européen des Textiles Innovants, Tourcoing, France). He served as an R&D Engineer at Packages Ltd., Chawla Group of Companies, and Punjab University’s Institute of Chemical Engineering. He pursued an Erasmus master’s program in Sustainable Materials and Polymer Sciences, split between the University of Strasbourg, France, and the University of Freiburg, Germany. During this period, he contributed to research at the Institute of Charles Sadron, focusing on polymer sciences. Subsequently, he secured doctoral research funding from the Association Nationale de la Recherche et de la Technologie in France, engaging in an industrial Ph.D. program between Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textile and CETI. Throughout his doctoral research, Hafiz collaborated with various European institutes and universities, specializing in multicomponent fiber development, polymer extrusion process optimization, and polymer rheometry. His academic and professional journey underscores his commitment to advancing polymer engineering and his significant contributions to European textile and innovation.
Javier Vera-Sorroche is Director of the Polymer Business Unit at CETI. He comes from a strong R&D plastics processing background and his core competences include: melt spinning, nonwoven, extrusion and optimization, compounding and polymer rheology. He holds a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Murcia, Spain, and PhD in Polymer Extrusion from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom.