TPRC projects do typically concern the relationship of physical properties and composite performance as a function of materials and processing. It is our philosophy to combine sophisticated experimental analyses with multiscale modeling techniques and numerical simulations, resulting in highly innovative and multifaceted project work. During your activities within TPRC you’ll be able to discuss your findings in stimulating meetings with leading experts of our partners. TPRCs network consists of world leading companies in composites processing and applications.


We are currently starting up new challenging projects in the areas of new materials, joining technologies and processing methods. Therefore TPRC is recruiting PhD students as well as postdoctoral fellows. We also have opportunities for practical and masters assignments. If you feel that you can give a valuable contribution to the research of thermoplastic composites and would like to be part of an enthusiastic multidisciplinary team of researchers and experts from industry, send us your CV together with your motivation.

TPRC is also continuously looking to reinforce its research team with enthusiastic and motivated internship- or graduation students from Universities as well as Universities of Applied Sciences (HBO’s in Dutch). In case you’d like to do an internship or graduate at TPRC, please contact us via phone (+31 (0)88 8773804), e-mail ( or by submitting a contact-form , so we can provide an overview of the available assignments.


PhD candidate
Robust induction welding of thermoplastic composites

To strengthen our team, we are looking for a PhD candidate who can combine numerical skills with sound experimental work. The candidate will perform fundamental research during a period of four years to aid to the industrialization of the induction welding process for thermoplastic composites. Read more


The ThermoPlastic composites Research Center (TPRC) is an open research center for fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites. TPRC performs research in co-operation with national and international partners, such as Fokker and Boeing, on the processing and performance of thermoplastic composites. Read more

PhD candidates and Post-Docs

TPRC seeks motivated PhD candidates or post-docs with a background in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Physics or Chemistry looking for an exciting challenge in the field of composite materials. Affinity with experimental work and/or process modeling of thermoplastic composites is an advantage. Profound knowledge of the English language is required. Read more