Biographical notes Giuliano TARI possess a PhD in Materials Engineering (Aveiro University, Portugal), a M.Eng in Chemical Engineering (Bologna University), a Post-graduate course in ceramic Engineering (Italian Ceramic Centre, Bologna) and an MBA (Open University, UK). Dr Tari is Operations manager of at CERAM and also in charge of developing a new specification for ceramic companies to measure the water footprint of their products Dr Tari is also a consultant on rheology and other suspension based issues. He is author or co-author of 40+ publications in scientific journals and proceedings of international conferences and reviewer for the J. Am. Ceramic Society and J. Colloid Interface Science. Dr Tari was the project manager of the SlipSTD European project, a highly controversial and politically sensitive project whereby 19 partners from 6 different European countries has produced a Publically Available Specification: “Classification of hard floor coverings according to their contribution to reduce the risk of pedestrian slipping”. Finally, Dr Tari is one of the UK representatives in ISO/TC229 technical committee, dealing with standardisation on Nanotechnologies.
Tile Council of North America (TCNA), USA closeAlessandro TenagliaMore
Centro Ceramico di Bologna
Biographical notes Alessandro Tenaglia, a graduate in Industrial Chemistry, is a Senior Scientist at the Ceramic Centre, where he carries out research on raw materials for ceramics, the problems linked to there-use of industrial waste, technological innovation, regulations and certification. He is a member of national and international science associations. He takes part in the following technical committees: CEN/TC 67 “Ceramic Tiles”, convenor of WG1,“test methods” CEN/TC 339 “Slip resistance of pedestrian surfaces” ISO/TC 189 “Ceramic tiles”, convenor of WG1 “Test methods” He has been entrusted by UNIDO with carrying out missions in the People’s Republic of China. He has held conferences and seminars in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Singapore and Hong Kong on issues regarding ceramic tiles, and has taught on continuing education programmes of the American Institute of Architects. He is head and scientific coordinator of research projects of national and international scope.
Forschungsinstitut für Anorganische Werkstoffe, Glas/Keramik (FGK) Germania
Biographical notes Marcel Engels, (1964) made the degree of Engineer Chemical Technology at the Technical University of Eindhoven Netherlands before he started working for Sphinx Sanitary ware and Tiles in the Netherlands as head of Ceramic Technological Support in 1991. From 1997 on he was Project Manager Ceramics Department of the TNO-TPD Institute for Applied Physics Eindhoven Netherlands. Since 2002 he is Project Manager Silicate Ceramics at the Forschungsinstitut für Anorganische Werkstoffe – Glas/Keramik GmbH Höhr-Grenzhausen. Throughout his career he has, as Dutch delegate in the CEN/TC 67, been involved in development and application of tile standard tests, including slip resistance on ceramic tiles. As FGK project manager he is specialized in surface characterisation and slip testing, which was the basis for his participation in the SlipSTD Project.
Biographical notes Degree in Chemistry from the University of Valencia in 1987. and PhD in Chemistry from the University Jaume I of Castellón in 2006. He’is Researcher of the Ceramic Industry Research Association (AICE) – organisation that with Universidad Jaume I of Castellón constitutes the Instituto de Tecnología Cerámica – Association with which he has collaborated in both technical and management tasks since 1989. Since March 2006, Head of the Area for Analysis and Test at the Spanish Instituto de Tecnología Cerámica. He has co-authored over 22 research papers, presented more than 31 communications at conferences and scientific meetings, is co-inventor of three patents and co-author of two books in the field of ceramic raw materials. Dr. Silva has participated as senior researcher in over 39 R&D and Technology Consultancy projects conducted at the Instituto de Tecnología Cerámica, funded by ceramic tile manufacturers, frit and glaze producers, machinery builders for the ceramic industry, brick and roofing tile manufacturers, etc., as well as by public bodies belonging to the Valencia Regional Government, Spanish Government and European Union. Member of the Spanish, European and International Standardization committees of ceramic tiles and of the Spanish mirror committee of CEN TC 339.
Biographical notes Giorgio Timellini is a Full Professor in Material Science and Technology and teaches Applied Chemistry and Material Science and Technology at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Bologna. He is the Manager of the Ceramic Centre in Bologna, where he carries out research, focusing in particular on ceramic tiles and on the environmental impact of ceramic processes and products. He is President of CEN TC 67 “Ceramic Tiles”, and coordinates the Working Group SC3-GL4, entrusted with developing a UNI regulation regarding the design and installation of ceramic tiling.
Industrieverband Keramischen Fliesen und Platten, Germany
Biographical notes Jens Fellhauer, born in St. Gallen/CH, in 1961, married, 4 children. Law School at Munich University, bar exam 1989. Since 1989 International Law office, Munich; Treuhandanstalt: head of contract management department;Director of German Tiles Producers Association since 2002. Chair of CEN/TC 339 since 2008