• Groene Loper, Building 15, Gemini-zuid 4.139

    5612 AZ Eindhoven

    Nederland

  • PO Box 513

    5600 MB Eindhoven

    Nederland

Organisatieprofiel

Introductie / missie

The Polymer Technology group of Eindhoven University of Technology provides education on and conducts research in the broad area of Polymer Technology, i.e. the industrial arts of manufacturing of polymer-based products.

Highlighted phrase

"Bridge the gap from molecule via processing to product properties… and back"

Over de organisatie

Design of polymer products and shaping processes benefit from a change from experimental trial-and-error to quantitative predictive capability. The main objective is to provide knowledge and models for the prediction and understanding of structure development during processing and the resulting final properties of polymeric products. These properties are determined by intrinsic (molecular) material parameters and, to a great extent, by the processing conditions. 

To bridge the gap from the underlying structure and kinetics of polymers to their respective applications via processing, we use advanced experimental, theoretical, and numerical methods. Central research themes include polymer mechanics and processing, rheology, lifetime assessment, friction and wear, non-equilibrium thermodynamics, and multi-scale mechanics.  

Application areas

Polymers are vital for energy, environment, and health. They are mainly characterized by their low density, ease of processing and shaping, possibilities of functional integration, and an almost unlimited flexibility in molecular design. Moreover they are in most cases relatively cheap. These characteristics determine not only the societal needs for improved polymer systems in a multitude of application areas like protection, isolation, transportation, communication, illumination, packaging, shielding, housing, furniture, clothing etc., but also set the resulting scientific challenges.

Education and collaboration

The Polymer Technology staff is responsible for courses at the BSc, MSc and PhD level. Our contact with industry is ensured via part-time professor positions. 

Our group is an integral part of the Materials Technology Institute connecting materials and mechanics at TU/e for more than 25 years. We are also one of the leading participants in the research school Eindhoven Polymers Laboratory. Several members are also affiliated with the TU/e Institute of Complex and Molecular Science.

Vingerafdruk Duik in de onderzoeksthema's waar Polymer Technology actief is. Deze onderwerplabels komen voort uit het werk van deze leden van de organisatie. Samen vormen ze een unieke vingerafdruk.

Polymers Chemische stoffen
Crystallization Chemische stoffen
Polypropylenes Chemische stoffen
Fluids Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
polymers Fysica en Astronomie
polycarbonate Chemische stoffen
shear flow Fysica en Astronomie
Rheology Chemische stoffen

Netwerk Recente externe samenwerking op landenniveau. Duik in de details door op de stippen te klikken.

Onderzoeksoutput 1966 2020

14 Downloads (Pure)

3D sugar printing of networks mimicking the vasculature

Pollet, A. M. A. O., Homburg, E. F. G. A., Cardinaels, R. & den Toonder, J. M. J., 1 jan 2020, In : Micromachines. 11, 1, 22 blz., 43.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Bestand
Sugars
Printing
Glass
Microfabrication
Velocity measurement
Open Access
Economic Inflation
Inflation
Mechanical Properties
Blood Vessels
Tissue
3 Downloads (Pure)

Compatibilization of polymer blends by Janus particles

Cardinaels, R., 2020, Compatibilization of Polymer Blends. A.R., A. & Thomas, S. (redactie). New York: Elsevier, blz. 249-275

Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureHoofdstukAcademicpeer review

Compatibilizers
Polymer blends
Nanoparticles
Copolymers
Phase separation

Uitrusting

LFA Friction Meter

Han Meijer (Manager)

Polymer Technology

Uitrusting/faciliteit: Uitrusting

Friction meters
Friction
Controllers

Mechanical testing

L.E. Govaert (Manager)

Polymer Technology

Uitrusting/faciliteit: Onderzoekslaboratorium

Polymer processing lab

L.E. Govaert (Manager)

Polymer Technology

Uitrusting/faciliteit: Onderzoekslaboratorium

Prijzen

2017 Walters Prize

N.O. Jaensson (Ontvanger), Martien Hulsen (Ontvanger) & P.D. Anderson (Ontvanger), 2018

Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk

non-Newtonian fluid
fluid mechanics

Best plenary lecture Dutch Polymer Days

Lambert van Breemen (Ontvanger), 2009

Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk

Best Poster Award at 10th European Symposium on Polymer Blends

R.M. Cardinaels (Ontvanger), 2010

Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk

Activiteiten 1992 1994

  • 37 Aangemelde presentatie

Aachen

F.A.C.M. Habraken (Spreker)
4 nov 1994

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesAangemelde presentatieWetenschappelijk

Fourth European Rheology Conference, 4-9 September 1994 Sevilla

Gerrit Peters (Spreker)
4 nov 1994

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesAangemelde presentatieWetenschappelijk

Delft

G.M.A. Schreppers (Spreker)
25 okt 1994

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesAangemelde presentatieWetenschappelijk

Impacts

Applied Rheology and Process Modeling

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

Chaotic Mixing and Multi-phase Flows

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

Contact and Surface Mechanics

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

Scripties/masterproeven

Computational plasticity for very large strains: a Eulerian approach

Auteur: Dautzenberg, L., 30 jun 2013

Begeleider: Peerlings, R. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Geers, M. (Afstudeerdocent 2), van Dommelen, J. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Hulsen, M. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Contact mechanics of isotactic polypropylene

Auteur: Looijmans, S., 2017

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Craze initiation in glassy polymer systems

Auteur: Bressers, O., 31 jan 2002

Begeleider: Meijer, H. (Afstudeerdocent 1), van Melick, H. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Govaert, L. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & den Toonder, J. (Externe coach)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master