"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.Read more
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.
Applied Rheology and Process Modeling
Chaotic Mixing and Multi-phase Flows
Contact and Surface Mechanics
Multiscale Mechanics and Statistical Thermodynamics
Numerical Methods for the Flow of Complex Fluids
Polymer processing for properties
Rheology and microstructure
Soft Matter Technology
Structure-Property and Constitutive Modeling
Our most recent peer reviewed publications
Assessing rheometry for measuring the viscosity-average degree of polymerisation of cellulose in paper degradation studiesHeritage Science (2023)
Crystallinity and chain stem length dependence of yield kinetics in polyethyleneJournal of Polymer Science (2022)
Synergy of Fiber Surface Chemistry and Flow: Multi-Phase Transcrystallization in Fiber-Reinforced ThermoplasticsPolymers (2022)
Migration of non-Brownian particles localized inside sheared dropletsInternational Journal of Multiphase Flow (2022)
Multistable Conventional Azobenzene Liquid Crystal Actuators Using Only Visible LightACS Applied Polymer Materials (2022)
Meet some of our Researchers
Lambert van Breemen
Frank van Berlo
Sten van den Broek
Hernán Chávez Thielemann
Structured Fluids Lab
This laboratory is equipped with different types of additive manufacturing (3D printing) devices including laser sintering, fused deposition...
The simulation lab consists of 3 computer clusters.
This laboratory is equipped to characterize rheological properties over the full range of viscosities (i.e. from water to polymer melts),...
Mechanical testing Lab
The Mechanical Testing laboratory of the Polymer Technology group of Prof. Patrick Anderson is equipped with a large selection of static and...
Polymer Processing Lab
In this facility fundamental aspects are analyzed of polymer processing such as PVT-behaviour under non-equilibrium conditions, structure...
Past seminars and events
PhD Defense Vincent de Bie: Performance analysis of external gear pumps in polymer extrusion
PhD Defense Michelle Spanjaards: Modeling and optimization of polymer extrusion
PhD Defense Shaokang Zhang: Micromechanical modeling of short fiber reinforced thermoplastics
PhD Defense Wing-Hin Wong: A phenomenological model for morphology development of disperse polymer blends in complex flows
PhD Defense Robin Cerpentier: Influence of molecular and morphological parameters on the long-term performance of high-density polyethylene
PhD Defense Konstantinos Manikas: Evolution of structure in electromagnetic suspensions
PhD Defense Tarek Kershah: Thermomechanical and anisotropic response of polymers in contact
CANCELED: Dutch Polymer Days 2020
Chain-length, flexibility, and the glass transition of polymers
PhD Defense Caroline Balemans: Computational analysis of polymer powder sintering for 3D printing
PhD Defense Leonid Pastukhov: Long-term performance of fibre-reinforced thermoplastics
3D Printing of biologically-inspired materials