PROF. IGNACE VERPOEST

Herzliche Einladung zu den Veranstaltungen der Städelschule!

the Architecture Class presents:

Prof. Ignace Verpoest, MTM, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven: [ Composite Materials - A Change in Paradigm ]
Thursday, 1st February, 19h, Aula

Alle Veranstaltungen der Architekturklasse finden in englischer Sprache statt.

Prof. Ignace Verpoest is head of the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering at the Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven, Belgium. Their research in polymer matrix composites started in 1982. During the first, exploratory years, many different research topics were covered, but gradually, the attention has been focused on certain main areas. In all of these areas, development of predictive models has become crucial. Skilled technicians develop and optimise sophisticated processing and testing equipment. The department´s interest focusses on textile based composites and textiles and their analysis of internal geometry and resulting properties, furthermore on the development of simulation software for processing and property optimization. Other fields of interest are related to innovate processing methods for thermoplastic composites and further improvement of the "green" nature of composites: the use of natural fibres, life cycle analysis and recycling.

The Städelschule Architecture Class Lecture Series is supported by the Architekten- und Stadtplanerkammer Hessen.

Hinweis: Der für den 7.2.2007 vorgesehene Vortrag "Zu Pasolini" von Prof. Christa Näher kann leider nicht stattfinden, wird jedoch im Sommersemester nachgeholt.