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Robrecht Verhelle

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.