Tom de Geus gaines his PhD cum laude

Tom de Geus of the Department of Mechanical Engineering has gained his PhD cum laude. He defended his PhD thesis, titled ‘From damage to fracture, from micro to macro: a systematic study of ductile fracture in multi-phase microstructures’,  yesterday, May 3, in the Auditorium building of the university.

The PhD thesis of Tom de Geus is about obtaining insights in the mechanical behavior, especially around fracture, of multi-phase materials. His promotor is professor Marc Geers, professor in Mechanics of Materials. 

PhD awards with the honor of ‘cum laude’ are relatively rare, and an average of five percent of all theses at TU/e are considered for this distinction. To be eligible the PhD work must be of exceptional quality, and must be performed with an exceptional level of autonomy.