Working group "Carbon" in the DKG

The Carbon working group (AKK in DKG) is an independent interest group within the German Ceramic Society and the European Carbon Association. (EAC).

Become a member of the AKK ...

Please print the application and send it by e-mail to info(at)

The AKK sees its task in the exchange of experience and information in the field of carbon between science and practice. The AKK holds an annual spring and fall meeting as well as a general meeting. The meetings are thematically supported by industry on topics such as "Gas phase processes on carbons" and "Carbon materials in functional polymers" (see also following link - selected presentations from AKK meetings) etc.


Independently of this, the AKK represents the manufacturing, German carbon industry at international carbon conferences. There, the AKK awards the "Utz-Helmuth-Felcht Prize", donated by SGL Carbon SE, to individuals who have achieved outstanding achievements in the field of carbon research.

The AKK board (As of 01/2022)

You are welcome to contact the AKK board by e-mail to info(at)

PD Dr.-Ing. habil.
Arndt-Peter Schinkel

Chairman of the Board
Orion Engineered Carbons GmbH

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Kfm. Bastian Etzold

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Dr. Marcus Franz

SGL Carbon SE

Prof. Dr. rer. nat.
Joachim Metz

TU Mittelhessen

Dr. Marc-Oliver Loeh

Schunk Kohlenstofftechnik GmbH
The AKK is currently divided into three specialist committees.
Further topics of the AKK: