Department of Mechanical Engineering

Processing and Performance

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

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

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. 

Research areas

The research is aimed at bridging the gap between science and technology in the area of polymer processing and design, through the use of experimental and computational tools in the modeling of the full thermo-mechanical history of material (elements) during their formation, processing and final design, to quantitatively predict properties of processed objects.


Student Opportunities

Are you a student interested in graduating or doing a project in the Processing and Performance of Materials group? Our research covers a very broad range of subjects. Click on the link below to find out more about us and the projects we offer.

Laser Sintering of Polymer Particles

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

Mixing analysis and optimisation in the cavity transfer mixer

Meet some of our Researchers


Past seminars and events

Partnerships & Cooperation