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Dissertation "Co-Consolidated Titanium-Thermoplastic Composite Joints: A study on the mechanisms governing adhesion and durability"

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We are proud that Vanessa Marinosci will defend her dissertation entitled: 'Co-Consolidated Titanium-Thermoplastic Composite Joints: A study on the mechanisms governing adhesion a durability' on October 6th.

Vanessa has performed her research at the ThermoPlastic composites Research Center (TPRC) in close cooperation with the Production Technology group of Prof. Remko Akkerman and the Surface Technology and Tribology group of Prof. Matthijn de Rooij, both from the University of Twente. A special word of thanks goes out to NWO (Dutch Research Council) for financing and supporting this research project.

Vanessa’s research focuses on understanding the mechanisms that influence adhesion and mechanical performance of titanium-C/PEKK joints, and provides a fundamental basis for manufacturing reliable metal-thermoplastic composite joints via a co-consolidation process. We wish Vanessa good luck with her defense!

Read more about Vanessa's research:

Characterization of the water–titanium interaction and its effect on the adhesion of titanium-C/PEKK joints’, Marinosci V.M., November 2022, In: Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 162, 107107

The role of process induced polymer morphology on the fracture toughness of titanium–PEKK interfaces’, Marinosci V.M., 1 June 2022, In: Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 268, 108475

Watch the research video where Vanessa Marinosci and Giorgos Kafkopoulos, both PhD students at the TPRC, explain about the ECOMOLD research project on multi material joints, with a focus on co-consolidation.

Feel free to contact us for more information on this or other subjects in thermoplastic composite technology.

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