CEO of SmartMembranes, SmartMembranes GmbH
Monika Lelonek studied chemistry at the Westphalian Wilhelms-University in Muenster. She focused on physical chemistry and started to work on her PhD thesis in the fields on nano porous alumina layers and their behavior on non-planar surfaces. During that time she founded the company SmartMembranes with Dr. Petra Goering in the city of Halle. As the CEO of that company she is responsible for the finances and sales.
SmartMembranes was founded by Dr. Petra Goering und Monika Lelonek in Halle (Saale) on 20th July 2009 as a spin-off from the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials. The company is the leading manufacturer of high-ordered porous materials from alumina and silicon with defined and adjustable membrane properties and structure parameters. SmartMembranes manufactures not only membranes on customers‘ request, they also develop new processes and products around the core business.