Funded Projects

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

Design and digital fabrication of biocomposite facade panels

Project: Design and digital fabrication of biocomposite facade panels
Project Type: Part of Cluster of Excellence
Funding Body:  German Research Foundation (DFG), EXC 2120: Cluster of Excellence IntCDC
Role: Principle Investigator (RP6)
Period: 2019– 2022

BioProfile

Project: Extrudierte und Co‐extrudierte Profile aus pflanzenreststoffverstärkten Biokunststoffen für Fenster und weitere architektonische Anwendungen
Project Type: Research-Industrial Project Grant
Funding Body:  BMEL – Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V. (FNR), German Government
Project Partner: Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Naftex GmbH, Profine GmbH, ETS Extrusionstechnik Mathias Stange
Role: Principle Investigator
Period: 2017– 2020

MML

Project: MML Materials Matter Lab – function follows fiction
Project Type: Fellowship Fund for Innovation in High School Teaching
Funding Body:  Baden-Württemberg Stiftung, Stifterverband für die Deutsche Hochschullehre
Role: Principle Investigator
Period: 2017– 2018

High Density Flexible BIO-Fibreboard

Project: Hochdichte flexible BIO-Faserplatte
Project Type: Research-Industrial Technology Transfer Project Grant
Funding Body:  University of Stuttgart
Role: Principle Investigator
Period: 2016– 2018

PLUS

Project: PLUS – Sandwichelemente aus pflanzlichen Reststoffen mit integrierter Schall-und Wärmschutzfunktion
Project Type: Research-Industrial Project Grant
Funding Body:  BMEL- Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V. (FNR), German Government
Role: Principle Investigator
Period: 2015– 2017