The group carries out research about the structure-property relations for the mechanical and thermodynamic behavior of complex solids and liquids, in particular polymers. The techniques employed include nonequilibrium thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, multiscale modeling, and coarse graining. Recent projects are concerned with, e.g., anisotropic viscoplastic deformation and the intrinsic kinetics of (physical and chemical) aging of polymer glasses, friction and wear of tyres, and the rheology of spongy-particle suspensions as well as rheologically-complex liquid-liquid interfaces.
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Visiting addressGemini South 4.144 (Building 15)Groene Loper5612 AP EindhovenNetherlands
Postal addressP.O. Box 513Department of Mechanical Engineering5600 MB EindhovenNetherlands