• 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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    Profielen

    Geen foto van Hamid Ahmadi

    Hamid Ahmadi

    Persoon: OWP : Docent / Onderzoeker

    Foto van Patrick D. Anderson

    Patrick D. Anderson

    Persoon: HGL : Hoogleraar

    19962020

    Onderzoeksoutput

    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
  • 1 Citaat (Scopus)
    23 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
  • Behavior of viscoelastic models with thermal fluctuations

    Hütter, M., Carrozza, M. A., Hulsen, M. A. & Anderson, P. D., 25 mei 2020, In : European Physical Journal E : Soft Matter. 43, 12 blz., 24.

    Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

    Open Access
    Bestand
  • Uitrusting

    LFA Friction Meter

    Han Meijer (Manager)

    Polymer Technology

    Uitrusting/faciliteit: Uitrusting

  • 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

  • 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

    • 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

    Knipsels

    3043.pdf

    L.E. Govaert

    29/06/16

    1 item van Media-aandacht

    Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

    Romancing the thread: The story of Dyneema'

    H.E.H. Meijer

    14/03/16

    1 item van Media-aandacht

    Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

    TA Instruments People In the News

    Ruth M. Cardinaels

    1/11/15

    1 item van Media-aandacht

    Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

    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