J.A.N. da Silva (Jefferson)

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About Me


My name is Jefferson and I'm currently an Industrial Doctorate Trainee in the Elastomer Technology and Engineering (ETE) group.

My academic background is in Materials Science and Engineering (BSc) and Mechanical Engineering (MSc), both degrees from Brazilian Universities.

I have more than 2 years of experience in the Tire Industry having worked in departments such as: Product Evaluation, Product Development, and Product Performance. Moreover, before embarking on this new challenge as PDEng student, I have worked as Product Development Specialist in the Textile Industry.

Well, this is basically me in a nutshell! :)

P.S.: Although I'm from Brazil, I'm terrible at football :(


Optimization of tire tread compounding to improve performance properties (wet grip, rolling resistance and abrasion resistance).

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands