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

Henri Tuin

Henri Tuin

MSc student

Pultrusion of carbon fiber reinforced Elium composites for recyclable wind turbine blades

Aurelio Wijnands

Aurelio Wijnands

MSc student

Pultrusion of glass/PA6 composites

Timo Grootelaar

Timo Grootelaar

MSc student

Pultrusion of continuous glass/PP filaments for 3D printing of composites

Jan Willem Broers

Jan Willem Broers

MSc student

Pultrusion of glass/PP composites for recyclable wind turbine blades

Maarten van den Berg

Maarten van den Berg

MSc student

Pultrusion of carbon/PU blanks for spar caps of wind turbine blades

Maarten van der Zanden

Maarten van der Zanden

MSc student

Integrated Leading Edge Protection for Offshore Wind Turbine Blades at High Speed

Jaron Dijksterhuis

Jaron Dijksterhuis

MSc student

Rain erosion performance of integrated leading edge protection systems in wind turbine blades

Stef Kuiper

Stef Kuiper

MSc student

3D printing of continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites


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
Vaibhav Kulkarni Uv-Assisted Room Temperature 3d Printing Of Long Fiber Reinforced Composites
Roy HendriksUV assisted additive manufacturing of a liquid thermoplastic resin
Udaya Aditya GhantasalaRain erosion performance of the leading-edge protection of wind turbine blades
Pious DeoTowards VARTM Manufacturing Process Optimization: Analysis of Temperature and Cure
Jason YangTowards process optimization of spar caps made of polyurethane composites used in wind turbine blades
Roy van ZijlRate-Dependent Properties and Failure Behaviour of Glass Isotactic Polypropylene (G-iPP) Composites
Gautam JanardhanSimulation of rain droplet impact and erosion on leading edge protection of wind turbine blades
Gusthavo Ribeiro SalomaoProcessing guidelines for co-bonded leading edge protection system for wind turbine blades
Martijn PeperkampDesign and optimization of the pultrusion process to produce recyclable wind turbine blades
2020
Jasper van MeursDesign, construction and evaluation of a laboratory scale pultrusion line for fiber reinforced composites
Elsemiek VerheijenDesign and development of innovative and hybrid polymeric for wind energy
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
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
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
Eva Hofland Selective laser sintering of polymers – Enabling process control and part property prediction
Jasper ReichardtOptical-Thermal Process Model for Laser-Assisted Tape Winding
Wouter WeijermarsMechanical behavior of composite sandwich panels in bending after impact
2019