dr.ir. M. van Drongelen (Martin)

Assistant Professor

About Me

Martin van Drongelen is an Assistant Professor in the Production Technology group within the Engineering Technology Faculty. In his main research activities, he combines his background in polymers with a main focus point of the group, processing and performance of thermoplastic composites. Current projects involve (micro-)structure formation & analyses, mechanical properties and recycling. Teaching activities include a BSc course on polymer properties and processing and the MSc course on rheology. In addition, he coordinates one quartile (module) of the 2nd year Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering.

Martin received his MSc degree Mechanical Engineering in 2011 in the Polymer Technology group of prof. Meijer at Eindhoven University of Technology. His research project was supervised by prof. Peters and concerned experimental investigation and modeling of structure formation in semi-crystalline polymers. In the following years, he continued working on this topic which lead to the succesful completion of a PhD thesis in 2015. He temporarily moved to Copenhagen for a post-doctoral research project under supervision of prof. Hassager at DTU, investigating block-copolymers and the extensional rheology of crystallizing polyolefins. In 2016, he started working at the University of Twente.


Engineering & Materials Science
X Ray Scattering
Physics & Astronomy


Bentalib, S. , van Drongelen, M., Klompen, E. T. J. , & Govaert, L. E. (2022). Microstructure evolution during fusion bonding processes of thermoplastic composites. Poster session presented at 25th Engineering Mechanics Symposium, EM 2022, Arnhem, Netherlands.
Cerpentier, R. R. J., Van Vliet, T., Pastukhov, L. V. , Van Drongelen, M., Boerakker, M. J., Tervoort, T. A. , & Govaert, L. E. (2021). Fatigue-Crack Propagation of High-Density Polyethylene Homopolymers: Influence of Molecular Weight Distribution and Temperature. Macromolecules, 54(24), 11508-11521. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.1c01945
Erartsin, O., A. J. J. Arntz, S., Troisi, E. M., Pastukhov, L. V. , van Drongelen, M. , Warnet, L. , & Govaert, L. E. (2021). Long-term failure of transversely loaded glass/iPP. Journal of applied polymer science, 138(35), [50878]. https://doi.org/10.1002/app.50878
Hosseini, S. M. A. (2021). Towards an accurate process design tool for laser-assisted tape winding. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036551151

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