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.

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 successful 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


Nazemzadeh, N. , van Drongelen, M. , Akkerman, R. , & Gitman, I. (2022). Modelling of Recycled Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Composites. Poster session presented at 25th Engineering Mechanics Symposium, EM 2022, Arnhem, Netherlands.
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.
Caelers, H. J. M., de Cock, A., Looijmans, S. F. S. P., Kleppinger, R., Troisi, E. M. , van Drongelen, M., & Peters, G. W. M. (2022). An experimentally validated model for quiescent multiphase primary and secondary crystallization phenomena in PP with low content of ethylene comonomer. Polymer, 253, Article 124901. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2022.124901
Erartsin, O., Amiri-Rad, A. , van Drongelen, M. , & Govaert, L. E. (2022). Time-dependent failure of off-axis loaded unidirectional glass/iPP composites. Journal of applied polymer science, 139(23), Article 52293. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/app.52293
Cerpentier, R. R. J., Boerakker, M. J., Tervoort, T. A. , van Drongelen, M. , & Govaert, L. E. (2022). Influence of electron-beam irradiation on plasticity-controlled and crack-growth-controlled failure in high-density polyethylene. Journal of Polymer Science, 60(4), 701-714. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/pol.20210632
Vincent, G. A., de Bruijn, T. A. , Wijskamp, S. , van Drongelen, M. , & Akkerman, R. (2022). Process- and material-induced heterogeneities in recycled thermoplastic composites. Journal of thermoplastic composite materials, 35(12), 2530-2551. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/0892705720979347
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. Advance online publication. 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), Article 50878. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/app.50878
Pini, T. , van Drongelen, M., Remmers, J. J. C., Geers, M. G. D. , & Govaert, L. E. (2021). Deformation and failure kinetics of polyvinylidene fluoride: Influence of crystallinity. Journal of Polymer Science, 59(12), 1209-1220. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/pol.20210030

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