In cooperation with Novak Composites, we’re offering a few interesting trainings about the subject Composites during 2016. The workshops are taking place in our offices in Berlin and generally consist of a theory and a practice part, including the experimental testing of composite materials. Please note that we have limited numbers of participations to guarantee a higher standard for the workshops.

Training calendar 2017:


26.-27.01.      Overview of Test Standards – Composites Testing!


16.-17.02.      Proper Curing of Resin-Hardener-Systems – Part I

23.-24.02.     Overview of Test Standards – Composites Testing!


16.-17.03.      Proper Curing of Resin-Hardener-Systems – Part II


06.-07.04.     Strain Gauge Technology and Application


11.-12.05.       Classical Laminat Theory (CLT) with Practical Part


08.-09.06.     Service Strength of Composites


17.-18.08. Proper Curing of Resin-Hardener-Systems – Part I Registrate (4 vacancies)


28.-29.09.      Overview of Test Standards – Composites Testing! Registrate


19.-20.10.      Classical Laminat Theory (CLT) with Practical Part


02.-03.11.      Proper Curing of Resin-Hardener-Systems – Part II Registrate (5 vacancies)

16.-17.11.        Strain Gauge Technology and Application

30.11.-01.12. Service Strength of Composites Registrate

The trainings Proper Curing of Resin-Hardener-Systems – Part I and Part II are performed in cooperation with Netzsch-Gerätebau .

We’re offering limited numbers of participation for students at reduced prices. Just contact us!


Dr.-Ing. Pavel Novak

The founder, Dr. Pavel Novak has been working for over 15 years for global companies in the composites industry in both in engineering and in operational and strategic management positions. Due to internationally oriented tasks in industries such as automotive, industrial, wind and aerospace, he has in-depth knowledge of the methods and processes throughout the industry-specific composite development and product chains.

As Global Head of Aerospace Services at SGS Group he was responsible for the development and implementation of global business strategy for aerospace services. During his time in China, he served as General Manager of Wind Energy Technology Center (WETC) in Tianjin. The technology center for testing of composite wind rotor blades up to 80 meters in length was built on greenfield and provides today innovative services in the field of lightweight and composites for the wind industry in Asia-Pacific.

Previously he worked as a group leader in Engineering at Magna Steyr Fahrzeugtechnik in Graz, Austria. With a newly established team of experts, innovative products and manufacturing processes for automotive alternative storage systems have been developed. Composite pressure tank (type IV) for storage of natural gas (200 bar) and hydrogen (700 bar) belong to the products.

After studying aerospace engineering he made scientific contributions to structural mechanical design of composite-metal hybrid structures and the development of NDT methods at Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing in Berlin, Germany and wrote his doctoral thesis on the optimization of composite gas tanks.

Dr. rer. nat. habil. Wolfgang Stark

Dr. Wolfgang Stark has studied Physics at the Humboldt-University of Berlin. After following research studies in the field of semiconductor physics, he was doing his doctor degree Dr.rer.nat in 1975. In the same year he was employed as a scientific assistant at the Institut für Polymerenchemie of the Academy of Sciences, Teltow-Seehof in the field of polymerphysics. After dealing with infrared spectroscopy in the beginning, he changed to the electretgroup and developed characteristicmethods for electretapplications regarding microphones and sensors. In this field he habilitated in 1985.  He also added the new domain of mechanical tests on synthetic high temperatured fibers.

In the year of 1991, he started to work as a scientific assistant for the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) in the laboratory of thermosets. Main topic was the prosecution of the traditional control regarding fabrication of thermoseted pieces for the electrical industry, which was established in 1924, and the grant of certification mark. Another topic was the development of methods regarding processcontrol with dielectric and ultrasonic measuring instruments. In cooperation with partners from the industry and the AVK – Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e.V. he worked on a lot of research projects. In 1998 the project group (ISK Iserlohn, Baleite Letmathe, BAM) was honoured with the innovation price of AVK.

From 2006 he was managing the labor Elastomere Referenzmaterialien with his own Elastomertechnikum at BAM. With entering the retirement age, he started to support Grasse Zur Composite Testing with his experiences. By this way he could continue his cooperation with Fabian Grasse and Pavel Novak, which they build up when they worked together at BAM.

Dr.-Ing. Fabian Grasse

Dr. Fabian Grasse has studied Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Berlin. Afterwards he started to work as a scientific assistant at the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) in the group of Prof. Volker Trappe. There he was dealing with the element- and composite testing of fiber-reinforced plastics and did his doctor degree about operational stability behavior of a rotor blade in reduced scale.

Together with Dr. Malte Zur he founded his company in 2011. Grasse Zur Composite Testing focuses on the testing of fiber-reinforced plastics. Besides the testing in their in-house labor, especially for the automobile industry and its composite suppliers, the company developes test devices for material testing. Since the end of last year, the company enters first pathes in the automatic QS- and process control with a nondestructive industry 4.0-testmethod called GZ US-Plus®.

Grasse Zur Composite Testing has won the Innovationspreis Berlin-Brandenburg 2014 and the DIN-Innovationspreis 2014 for their shear test system GZ-S 80.

Instructions for registration

For a training registration please click Registrate (on the right of the correspondingly workshop). Afterwards your E-mail programme will open with a pre-formulated message. If not, please write an E-mail with the following details to

  • Name of the training
  • Date of the training
  • Name of all participants
  • Name und adress of the company

After receiving your E-mail, we are checking free spots and will send you a billing which stands for your binding application. If we are not reaching the minimum number of participations, we will inform you in time, when you have already done the payment. Cancellation terms: Until two weeks before training free of charge, from that point on you need to pay the full amount.

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Feedback of our participants

  • “Very good training, balanced parts of theory and practice!”
  • “Excellent atmosphere! The lectures have a brilliant Know-How!”
  • “Great practice part and very good presentation”
  • “The lecturers are open for every question and always answering helpfully!”