Hilmar Koerner


Hilmar Koerner

HILMAR KOERNER is a research team lead at the Composites Branch, Structural Materials Division, AFRL/RX, WPAFB, Dayton, OH, where they solve current challenges in polymer matrix composites, materials, and processes and focus on physics-based understanding of composite processing and materials discovery in high-temperature thermosetting polymers. Dr. Koerner’s expertise in morphology characterization using scattering methods has led to the first operando measurements on 3-DP using Synchroton X-rays. He has coauthored more than 150 refereed papers, 50 proceedings, two edited books, and five patents and contributed to ~100 technical presentations. Dr. Koerner holds a Ph.D. in polymer science from the University of Clausthal, Germany.