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Jan Belis is a Full Professor and Chair of Material related Structural Design - Glass Structures in the Department of the Built Environment at Eindhoven University of Technology. His key areas of expertise include material characterization, mechanical testing, materials testing, failure analysis, glass construction, research & development and architectural engineering. His main research focus is on structural glass.

Academic background

Jan Belis holds a PhD degree and an MSc degree in Structural Engineering from Ghent University, Belgium. In addition to his position at the TU/e Structural Design Unit, he is a professor at the Department of Structural Engineering of Ghent University, Belgium. He has been visiting scholar at Delft University of Technology (NL), University of Stuttgart (DE) and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH).  

Jan is (co)author of over 250 scientific publications and Editor-in-Chief of Glass Structures & Engineering, published by Springer Nature Publishers. He is (co)organiser of several international conferences and Chair of EU COST Action TU0905 ‘Structural glass: Novel design methods and next generation products’. Furthermore, he is co-organiser of several international conferences in this field and is Editor-in-Chief of the Springer journal ‘Glass Structures & Engineering’. Finally, he is Project Team member in charge of the CEN TS (future Eurocode on Structural Glass) and Belgian delegate in CEN TC250 SC11 (Structural Glass).

External positions

Professor, Ghent University

1 Oct 20081 Oct 2040

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Glass Engineering & Materials Science
Ice Engineering & Materials Science
glass Physics & Astronomy
buckling Physics & Astronomy
Cellulose Engineering & Materials Science
Composite materials Engineering & Materials Science
Radiant heating Engineering & Materials Science
Reinforcement Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2005 2019

1 Downloads (Pure)

Glass is all around us!

Nielsen, J. H., Belis, J., Louter, C., Overend, M. & Schneider, J., 15 Jan 2019, In : Glass Structures & Engineering. 4, 1, p. 1-2 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Challenging Glass 6: Conference on Architectural and Structural Applications of Glass

Louter, P. C. (ed.), Bos, F. P. (ed.), Belis, J. L. I. F. (ed.), Veer, F. A. (ed.) & Nijsse, R. (ed.), May 2018, Delft: TU Delft Open. 812 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook editingAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

More glass: more challenges!

Belis, J., Louter, C., Nielsen, J. H., Schneider, J. & Overend, M., 1 May 2018, In : Glass Structures & Engineering. 3, 2, p. 121-123 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
10 Citations (Scopus)

Assessment of hyperelastic material models for the application of adhesive point-fixings between glass and metal

Dispersyn, J., Hertelé, S., De Waele, W. & Belis, J., 1 Sep 2017, In : International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives. 77, p. 102-117 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Adhesives
Metals
Glass
Experiments
Curve fitting
16 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Behaviour of monolithic and laminated glass exposed to radiant heating

Debuyser, M., Sjöström, J., Lange, D., Honfi, D., Sonck, D. & Belis, J., 15 Jan 2017, In : Construction and Building Materials. 130, p. 212-229 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Radiant heating
Glass
Heat flux
Bearings (structural)
Fires

Activities 2014 2018

6th Challenging Glass Conference (CGC 2018)

P.C. Louter (Chair), Freek P. Bos (Chair), J.L.I.F. Belis (Chair), F.A. Veer (Chair), Rob Nijsse (Chair)
17 May 201818 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

5th Challenging Glass Conference (CGC 2016)

J.L.I.F. Belis (Chair), Freek P. Bos (Chair), P.C. Louter (Chair)
16 Jun 201617 Jun 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

4th Challenging Glass Conference (CGC 2014)

P.C. Louter (Chair), Freek P. Bos (Chair), J.L.I.F. Belis (Chair), J.-P. Lebet (Chair)
6 Feb 20147 Feb 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

Press / Media

Challenging Glass Conference: abstract deadline extended

Jan L.I.F Belis

4/09/19

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Prof Jan Belis, Advances in structural glass research

Jan L.I.F Belis

29/06/17

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Buckling failure compressed cellular member

Jan L.I.F Belis

10/03/17

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Student theses

Analysis of glass parapets: calculation methods of glass parapets in aluminium parapet clamping profiles

Author: Baidjoe, Y., 31 May 2017

Supervisor: Belis, J. (Supervisor 1), Jorissen, A. (Supervisor 2) & Rögels, T. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

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Edge strength of core drilled and waterjet cut holes in structural glass panels

Author: Sanders, K., 27 Aug 2019

Supervisor: Belis, J. (Supervisor 1), Bos, F. (Supervisor 2) & ten Brincke, E. (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

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