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Lambert van Breemen is an Assistant Professor in the Polymer Technology group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Key areas include materials technology, numerical analysis, technical mechanics and polymer technology, constitutive modeling of materials, FEM analysis of products, multi-scale modeling, contact mechanics and non-equilibrium thermodynamics.

Lambert’s research work currently focuses on contact mechanics and small length-scale mechanical testing in polymers as well as multi-scale analysis of intrinsic properties of polymer systems. His main field of research is contact mechanics, especially in the area where a polymer is one of the elements in contact, starting with unfilled polymers and increasing complexity by adding different types of fillers. The main goal is to obtain fundamental insight into why some polymers show a better friction and wear response.

Academic background

Lambert van Breemen obtained his MSc at TU/e, working on the 3D implementation and validation of the Leonov-model, which describes the intrinsic response of glassy polymers. Here, he also obtained his PhD, entitled "Contact mechanics in glassy polymers", which concerns the numerical/experimental coupling of intrinsic mechanical properties to the observed frictional response in polymer glasses.

During his study in 2000, Lambert joined the board of the TU/e cultural festival Virus as Chairman. In 2003 he finished his internships, one in-house and another at the ESRF in Grenoble, both concerning the subject of semi-crystalline polymers.

Immediately after his PhD he was appointed as an assitant professor in the TU/e Polymer Technology group. During the first two years of his appointment he was sent abroad. First to the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule in Zürich (ETHZ), where he joined the groups of polymer physics, chaired by professor Hans Christian Öttinger, and polymer technology, chaired by professor Paul Smith. Thereafter he went to the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and joined the computational materials science and engineering group chaired by professor Doros N. Theodorou.

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Simplification of complex processes like friction and wear of polymers is key to master them in the future applications

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Contact mechanics of isotactic polypropylene: Effect of pre-stretch on the frictional response

Looijmans, S. F. S. P., Anderson, P. D. & van Breemen, L. C. A., 15 Mar 2018, In : Wear. 398-399, p. 183-190 8 p.

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    Global and local large-deformation response of sub-micron, soft- and hard-particle filled polycarbonate

    Krop, S., Meijer, H. E. H. & van Breemen, L. C. A., 1 Feb 2016, In : Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 87, p. 51-64 14 p.

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    Finite element modeling and experimental validation of single-asperity sliding friction of diamond against reinforced and non-filled polycarbonate

    Krop, S., Meijer, H. E. H. & van Breemen, L. C. A., 15 Jun 2016, In : Wear. 356-357, p. 77-85

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    X-ray irradiation induced reduction and nanoclustering of lead in borosilicate glass

    Stanley, H. B., Banerjee, D., Breemen, van, L. C. A., Ciston, J., Liebscher, C. H., Martis, V., Hermida Merino, D., Longo, A., Pattison, P., Peters, G. W. M., Portale, G., Sen, S. & Bras, W., 2014, In : CrystEngComm. 2014, 39, p. 9331-9339 9 p.

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    Tracking a glassy polymer on its energy landscape in the course of elastic deformation

    Lempesis, N., Vogiatzis, G. G., Boulougouris, G. C., Breemen, van, L. C. A., Hutter, M. & Theodorou, D. N., 2013, In : Molecular Physics. 111, 22-23, p. 3430–3441 12 p.

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    Prizes

    Best plenary lecture Dutch Polymer Days

    Lambert van Breemen (Recipient), 2009

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    Best teacher Bachelor 2015/2016

    Lambert van Breemen (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

    Courses

    Mechanics

    1/09/12 → …

    Course

    Strength and structure

    1/09/13 → …

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    Student theses

    A novel pure bending test methodology for the investigation of mechanical failure behavior of flexible electronics

    Author: Ruybalid, A., 31 Mar 2013

    Supervisor: Hoefnagels, J. (Supervisor 1), Geers, M. (Supervisor 2), Bouten, P. C. (External person) (External coach) & van Breemen, L. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    Contact mechanics of isotactic polypropylene

    Author: Looijmans, S., 2017

    Supervisor: Anderson, P. (Supervisor 1) & van Breemen, L. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    Filler-enhanced crashworthiness of high-performance composites

    Author: Vermeer, T., 31 Aug 2015

    Supervisor: Anderson, P. (Supervisor 1), Meijer, H. (Supervisor 2) & van Breemen, L. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    Finite element simulation of the diaphragm function in scoliosis: focusing on the mechanical influence of the diaphragm fiber bundles regarding orientation and length

    Author: van Weelden, C., 31 Aug 2013

    Supervisor: Ito, K. (Supervisor 1), van Breemen, L. (Supervisor 2), Castelein, R. (External person) (External coach), Schlösser, T. (External person) (External coach) & Lehr, A. (External person) (External coach)

    Student thesis: Master

    Identification of the Eindhoven Glassy Polymer model parameters using integrated digital image correlation

    Author: Joustra, J., 29 Sep 2019

    Supervisor: Hoefnagels, J. P. (Supervisor 1) & van Breemen, L. C. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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