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Why a research center for thermoplastic composites?

The technological challenges faced by industry can be found at various technology and manufacturing levels of readiness. Although specific thermoplastic composite components and substructures are already being applied commercially, there is limited understanding of complex physical mechanisms and phenomena in the use and manufacturing of thermoplastic composites.

Meet the team

ThermoPlastic composites Research Center

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The technological challenges faced by industry can be found at various technology and manufacturing levels of readiness. Although specific thermoplastic composite components and substructures are already being applied commercially, there is a limited understanding of complex physical mechanisms and phenomena in the use and manufacturing of thermoplastic composites.

The TPRC, as a unique worldwide research center for thermoplastic composites, believes that a thorough understanding of materials and processes at a fundamental level is required to deliver on the promise of thermoplastic composites as the material of choice for light-weight components. In the TPRC well-known experts in the field of thermoplastic composites work together on increasing knowledge of these materials and of their behavior, product design and processing technologies.

The main objective of the TPRC is to understand the complex relationships between these fields of interest and implement this knowledge in design guidelines.

Meet the team!

With TPRC's experienced and multidisciplinary team and the experts from partners, the TPRC has the capabilities to tackle any problem you may have with regard to thermoplastic composites. Within the TPRC, renowned experts in the field of thermoplastic composites work together to increase knowledge of these materials and their behavior, product design and processing technologies. Check our history.
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TPRC

General Manager

Harald Heerink

University of Twente/ TPRC

Scientific Director

Remko Akkerman

TPRC

Technical Director

Sebastiaan Wijskamp

University of Twente/TPRC

Prevention worker

Bert Vos

University of Twente/ TPRC

Senior Research Associate

Wouter Grouve

TPRC

Senior Researcher Associate

Ulrich Sachs

University of Twente/ TPRC

Senior Research Associate

Laurent Warnet

TPRC

Business Development Manager

Mark Bouwman

TPRC

Senior Research Associate

Sotiris Koussios

TPRC

Research Engineer

Jeroen Houwers

TPRC

Researcher and Lab Operations Coordinator

Coen Hartjes

TPRC

Researcher

Thijs Donderwinkel

TPRC

Researcher

Marten van der Werff

TPRC

Researcher

Thibault Hernandez

TPRC

Research Engineer

Rick Schrijver

TPRC

Research Engineer

Yannick Buser

TPRC

Research Technician

Gert-Jan Nevenzel

TPRC

Research Technician

Edwar Boer

TPRC

Laboratory Support

Selma Kalee

TPRC

Financial Controller

Matthijs van der Velden

TPRC

Manager Marketing & PR

Esther van der Veen-Brummelhuis

TPRC

Marketing & PR

Sanne Bruggink

TPRC

Marketing & PR

Evi Nijhof

TPRC

PhD Student

Waqas Ali

TPRC

PhD Student

Guillaume Vincent

TPRC

PhD Student

Jagadeesh Narayana Swamy

TPRC

PhD Student

Ramona Sitohang

TPRC

PhD Student

Erik Krämer

TPRC

PhD Student

Vanessa Marinosci

Join and innovate with us

The TPRC is a not-for-profit organization that is open to new members who would like to take part in the joint research programs. Boeing, Toray Advanced Composites, GKN-Fokker and many others are already shaping the future of their industry with our research center!

Are you interested in innovating with the TPRC?