• 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.

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Onderzoeksoutput 1974 2020

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

An anisotropic viscoelastic-viscoplastic model for short-fiber composites

Amiri-Rad, A., Pastukhov, L. V., Govaert, L. E. & van Dommelen, J. A. W., 1 okt 2019, In : Mechanics of Materials. 137, 10 blz., 103141

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

fiber composites
Fibers
Composite materials
strain rate
Strain rate

A novel experimental setup for in-situ optical and X-ray imaging of laser sintering of polymer particles

Hejmady, P., Cleven, L., van Breemen, L., Anderson, P. & Cardinaels, R., 21 aug 2019, In : Review of Scientific Instruments. 90, 8, 12 blz., 083905

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

sintering
Sintering
Imaging techniques
X rays
Lasers

Uitrusting

LFA Friction Meter

Han Meijer (Manager)

Polymer Technology

Uitrusting/faciliteit: Uitrusting

Friction meters
Friction
Controllers

Mechanical testing

Leon Govaert (Manager)

Polymer Technology

Uitrusting/faciliteit: Onderzoekslaboratorium

Polymer processing lab

Leon Govaert (Manager)

Polymer Technology

Uitrusting/faciliteit: Onderzoekslaboratorium

Prijzen

2017 Walters Prize

N.O. Jaensson (Ontvanger), Martien Hulsen (Ontvanger) & Patrick 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

Ruth Cardinaels (Ontvanger), 2010

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

Activiteiten 1992 1994

  • 25 Aangemelde presentatie

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

Pacific Conference on Rheology and Polymer Processing (PCR'94), Kyoto Japan, Sept. 26-30, 1994, Kyoto, Japan

A.K. Chesters (Spreker)
26 sep 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