Research Team

Dr. Ismet Baran

Dr. Ismet Baran

Principle Investigator

Tenured Assistant Professor in polymer composite processing, characterization and performance

Dr. Ozan Erartsin

Dr. Ozan Erartsin

Postdoctoral researcher

Process-structure-property-performance relationship in co-bonded polymer composites

Nick Hoksbergen, MSc

Nick Hoksbergen, MSc

PhD Researcher

Rain droplet erosion behavior of thermoplastic based leading edge protection systems for wind turbine blades

Senem Aktas, MSc

Senem Aktas, MSc

PhD Researcher

Short term behaviour of fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites

Onur Yuksel, MSc

Onur Yuksel, MSc

PhD Researcher

Pultrusion of fiber-reinforced polymer composites: Process-structure-property relationship

Martijn Peperkamp

Martijn Peperkamp

MSc student

Pultrusion of carbon fiber reinforced Elium composites

Pious Deo

Pious Deo

MSc student

Optimization of the curing process of composite spar caps used in wind turbine blades

Gusthavo Ribeiro Salomao

Gusthavo Ribeiro Salomao

MSc student

Fracture and rain erosion performance of integrated leading edge protection for offshore wind turbine blades at high speed

Jan Willem Broers

Jan Willem Broers

MSc student

Pultrusion of fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites

Jason Yang

Jason Yang

MSc student

Optimization of the resin flow and curing processes in the manufacturing of wind turbine blades made of polymer composites

Roy van Zijl

Roy van Zijl

MSc student

Mechanical performance of thermoplastic composites at high strain rates

Gautam Janardhan

Gautam Janardhan

MSc student

Numerical simulation of the rain droplet impact and erosion for the leading edge protection of wind turbine blades


Previous Team Members

Post Doctoral researchers:
2018 – 2020 Dr. Jamal Zanjani
2018 – 2020 Co-bonding of thermoset-thermoplastic hybrid composites

PhD researchers:
2016 – 2020 Dr. Amin Zaami
2016 – 2020 PhD thesis: “Development of a fast local analysis tool for optimized laser assisted tape winding” (link)
2016 – 2020 Dr. Mohammad Hosseini
2016 – 2020 PhD thesis: “Towards an accurate process design tool for laser-assisted tape winding” (link)
2015 – 2019 Dr. Farshad Farzan Nasab
2015 – 2019 PhD thesis: “Optimal design of laminated composites with focus on aircraft structures” (link)

Visiting PhD researchers:
2019 – 2020 Ning Han, MSc (from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China)
2019 – 2020 Processing and performance of fiber reinforced Elium (acrylic thermoplastic resin) composites
2019 – 2020 Ozan Celik, MSc (from TU Delft, Netherlands)
2019 – 2020 Laser-assisted fiber placement of thermoplastic composites

PDEng researchers:
2017 – 2020 Nick Willemstein, MSc
2019 – 2020 3D printing of continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites

MSc students:
2021 Bolar Vanishree RaoA study towards the optimization of a lab-scale pultrusion line: Process, structure and property
2016 Vaibhav Kulkarni Uv-Assisted Room Temperature 3d Printing Of Long Fiber Reinforced Composites
2016 Roy HendriksUV assisted additive manufacturing of a liquid thermoplastic resin
2016 Udaya Aditya GhantasalaRain erosion performance of the leading-edge protection of wind turbine blades
2020 Jasper van MeursDesign, construction and evaluation of a laboratory scale pultrusion line for fiber reinforced composites
2016 Elsemiek VerheijenDesign and development of innovative and hybrid polymeric for wind energy
2020 Frank EsselinkOptimization of the laser assisted tape winding process using an inverse kinematic-optical-thermal model
2019 Douwe Jan PelDesigning and building an Instrumented rain erosion test equipment for wind turbine blades
2016 Aniruddh Lotlikar Optimization of impact performance of thermoplastic composites used in cars
2018 Steven OonkEffect of thermal degradation of polyamide-12 on the laser-sintered parts
2017 Victor Hoeksema3D Transient and Crystallization model for Laster Assisted Tape Winding
2016 Yoeri Ton Investigation of long fiber effects during compression molding of fiber-reinforced thermoplastics
2016 Ivo VrooijinkProcess induced stress/strain development in composites made by co-bonding
2016 Eva Hofland Selective laser sintering of polymers – Enabling process control and part property prediction
2016 Jasper ReichardtOptical-Thermal Process Model for Laser-Assisted Tape Winding
2016 Wouter WeijermarsMechanical behavior of composite sandwich panels in bending after impact
2019