My research field is micromechanics of materials. The general objective of the field is to provide quantitative relations between the structure of materials on a "microscopic" scale and their "macroscopic" mechanical properties, i.e. the so-called structure-property relationships. Computational modelling is a key step in developing such relationships.
This research is carried out together with a number of Ph.D. students and post-docs, as one can see in the Micromechanics Home Page. What this has led to so far, can be found on the list of publications.
|May 12, 1959||Born in Rotterdam|
|1971 1977||High school education at De Lage Waard in Papendrecht|
|October 31, 1983||Mechanical engineering degree (M.Sc.) from Delft University of Technology|
|September 24, 1987||Ph.D. from the same university. Title of thesis "Models in nonlinear thermomechanics: finite element models and constitutive models for large deformation elastoplasticity"|
|1988-1991||Research Fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)|
|1988||visiting research scientist at the Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Department of Solid Mechanics (prof. Viggo Tvergaard).|
|1992 2000||Professor of Continuous Media and New Materials at Delft University of Technology (first in Mechanical Engineering, from 1997 also in Materials Science).|
|1993||visiting professor at Brown University, Providence, R.I., USA (prof. Alan Needleman).|
|1999 2000||VUB chair of the Free University Brussels, Belgium|
|2000||member of Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences|
|2001 ...||professor of Micromechanics of Materials at the University of Groningen (department of Applied Physics).|
|2004||Fellow of the Institute of Physics|
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