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Dirk Leinweber
Director of Competence Center Surfactants

Dirk Leinweber is Director of the Global Competence Center Surfactants in Clariant’s central research unit Group Technology and Innovation and located in the

Clariant Innovation Center in Frankfurt, Germany. Dirk holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Hanover as well as a Postdoc from UC Santa Barbara.

He contributed during his 17 years in various R&D functions within Clariant to more than 40 patents in the area of surface active agents.

In his current role Dirk is responsible for the molecular design of surfactants in Clariant for a variety of applications (Oilfield, Mining, Personal Care, Industrial & Home Care, Crop Solutions, etc.).

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