Leon Govaert appointed as part-time professor at University of Twente

As of December 1 ,2015, Leon Govaert, associate professor in the research group Polymer Technology, has been appointed as part-time professor Mechanics of Polymeric Materials at the University of Twente.

In this new position, realized with the support of DSM, Leon Govaert will focus on research in the area of time-dependent failure of thermoplastic composites. This research is relevant for the reliable application of these materials in light-weight constructions, and is an extension of his work on polymer mechanics within the research group Polymer Technology at TU/e. With the appointment of Leon Govaert, the University of Twente acquires the required knowledge and expertise to establish the new chair of Mechanics of Polymeric Materials.

Leon Govaert will combine his position at TU/e with his new position at the University of Twente.