I graduated in 2014 as a Master of Science in Chemical and Materials Engineering from the international Bruface program organised by the VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles). I did my master thesis (Thick multilayer coatings for protecting and insulating deep-sea pipelines: material characterization and process modeling) supervised by Luk Van Lokeren and Guy Van Assche at FYSC. In this master thesis a crystallization model for polypropylene was develloped and implementend in a finite elements model. After my graduation I joined FYSC and continued working on the pipeline project.
My main interest are the modelling of kinetic processes (crystallization or reaction) based on experimental results and developing software in order to do so. More recently I started working on the development of rheokinetic model of the polyurethane reaction.
In this PhD research first the polyurethane (PUR) and polyisocyanurate (PIR) reaction will be experimentally studied. To do this thermal analysis techniques will be used (DSC, dynamic rheometry and RheoDSC). The next step consists out of modeling the reactions, both PUR and PIR, using a mechanistic model. This is followed by rheokinetic modeling where the link between reaction and viscosity is ...
Carbon steel pipelines to transport hydrocarbons installed in the sea need to be coated for corrosion protection on the one hand and for insulation to maintain the temperature of the pipe contents on the other hand. At first, this polymer coating is factory applied to the whole length of the pipe, but afterwards cut back (ca. 40 cm) at the ends of each section (12 m) to allow the offshore welding ...
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Course on the kinetics of chemical and physical processes for Ba3 students
Course in polymer rheology and polymer technology. Structure-processing relations in polymers.
Thermodynamics for bachelor students in Engineering