Year: 2020

Interreg EU Project (Smart Circular Bridge)

Role: PI (Principal Investigator) and Director of the German team involved in the project. Task: Design and construction principle of three bridges.
Coordinator: TU/e Eindhoven, University of Technology, Netherlands,
Partners: TU/e Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, KU Leuven, FiberCore Europe BV, 24SEA BVBA, VolkerInfra BV, Lineo – groupe NatUp fibres (Before Ecotechnilin), Centre of Expertise Biobased Economy (Stichting Avans), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Gemeente Bergen Op Zoom, Gemeente Almere, Gemeinde Ilsfeld, Proesler Kommunikation, Concrefy
Period: 2019-2023

LeichtPRO Project: Pultruded load-bearing lightweight profiles made of natural fibre composites (LeichtPRO)

Role: Application and management
Sponsored by: BMEL- Agency for Renewable Resources e.V. (FNR), German Federal Government
Field of research: Development of light profiles processed through poltrusion of long natural fibres
Cooperation partners: German Institute for Textile and Fiber Research (DITF) Denkendorf, Zenvision GmbH, CG TEC CmbH Carbon- und Glasfasertechnik, B.A.M. GmbH, Steinhuder Werkzeugbau

FABRICATE 2020

The new book FABRICATE 2020: Making Resilient Architecture features also two pavilions realized by BioMat/ITKE group in 2019 and 2018, exploring the use of various biocomposite materials in structural applications.

Check out the full book available for download from UCL Press at:
https://www.uclpress.co.uk/products/154646.

Join us online today, April 8th, at 10 pm (German time) / 9 pm (UK time) for the virtual book launch for FABRICATE 2020!

Material & Structure seminar

Congratulations to all the students of Material & Structure seminar of winter semester 2019/2020!

After a whole semester of intense work on their small scale structural prototypes made from various natural fibre reinforced composite materials, on Tuesday 04.02.2020 they presented their final versions. We were amazed with the very high level of all demonstrators and how successfully ambitious fabrication goals were achieved by all teams.