I am actively involved in Industry 4.0/Smart Industry related topics, such as Advanced Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing and Digital Twins.
I am active in the Smart Industry network at European level (EFFRA), national level (NWA, HTSM) and regional level (BOOST). At the University of Twente I have a broad network of researchers that work at Smart Industry topics (Supply chain, Production Management, Advanced Manufacturing, Sensor Technology, Digital Twinning, Virtual Reality, Product life cycle management, business modeling etc)
I hold a PhD in Nonlinear Solid Mechanics, with expertise in the fields of material modeling, friction modeling, FEA, and algorithm development.
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I teached several courses on nonlinear solid mechanics and Finite Element Analysis, on Bachelor ,Masters and Postmaster level.
Currently I am the coordinator of the PDEng programmes at the University of Twente.
The Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) is a 2-year post-master technological design programme that combines academic research in an industrial context with taught modules in a range of related subjects. A challenging and innovative technological design project, defined by and carried out at the client, is the focal point of the programme. The education part at the UT has both a broadening and in-depth character, with ample attention for professional development. The trainee will be educated as a specialist capable to solve the stated design problem. After successful completion of the programme, the trainee receives the certified degree PDEng.