Date of first affiliation: 01/01/2013
Research aim and objectives
fibrous materials, computational mechanics, discrete models, discrete networks, lattice models, multiscale methods, quasicontinuum method
I try to obtain an understanding of mechanics of solid materials and translate this knowledge into predictive computational models, which can directly or in the long run be used by industry. I mostly focus on fibrous materials, e.g. paper(board) and (electronic) textile. My research aims to incorporate intrinsic small-scale mechanics of fibrous materials in the computational models in order to increase their accuracy. To increase the efficiency of the small-scale models, I develop and apply multiscale methodologies such as the quasi continuum method. Feel free to contact me about past research, future research, collaborations, etc. Summary of my CV: 2014-Today Research Fellow, Research Unit in Engineering Science, University of Luxembourg, LU. 2013-2014 Lecturer, Institute of Mechanics and Advanced Materials, School of Engineering, Cardiff University, UK. 2008-2012 PhD, Mechanics of Materials, Mechanical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, NL. 2005-2008 MSc (cum laude), Mechanics of Materials, Mechanical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, NL. 2002-2005 BSc (cum laude), Mechanical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, NL. Recognition: - Biezeno Award 2013 (for the best PhD thesis in the field of Solid Mechanics in The Netherlands in 2012, awarded by the Royal Dutch Institute for Engineers). - In the top 10 of best engineering PhD theses according to Dutch Technology Foundation STW. - Cum laude for MSc. - Cum laude for BSc.