Development of an Intelligent Web-Based Application to Support Layer and hatchery Management. KU Leuven
Fundamental study on self-lubricating characteristics of polymer from the perspective of wear response, interfacial dynamics and the formation of transfer layer. Ghent University
Investigating particle generation and transfer layer dynamicity at micron-scale provides precise information on the polymer wear process. Parameters contributing specifically to mild, transition and severe wear are studied for its physical interaction process in continuous sliding using advanced image based in-situ monitoring of contact surface. Thereby understanding the complex self-protecting and lubricating nature of polymers.
Additive Manufacturing (AM), popularly known as 3D printing, is a novel group of technologies to manufacture geometrical complex parts without the need for dedicated tooling. The market of AM technologies and products has seen a consistent growth and expansion into new applications. Laser Sintering (LS) is one of the AM techniques that makes use of a laser to selectively fuse a preheated bed of thermoplastic polymer powder.
Ultrasonic characterization of multi-layer structures Ghent University
The proposed research project focusses on non-destructive characterization of multi-layered structures with the use of ultrasound. Approaches in both time and frequency domain will be developed to extract layer parameters, e.g. thickness, wave speed, stiffness, damping and roughness. After validation of the developed procedures on layered metallic structures, it will also be applied on fiber reinforced plastics.
Localized stiffness identification method for layered composite materials based on inverse modeling of a coupled acoustic-structural three-dimensional finite element model and high resolution ultrasound optical measurements. Ghent University
In many application areas great interest exists for identifying the mechanical properties of materials in a nondestructive way. A method that can be used to identify these materials is the so-called polar scanning method. In this method the energy absorbed in the material from an incident ultrasonic sound wave under oblique incidence is measured for different incident angles. In this project the polar scanning method is re-examined so that ...
This project builds on the hypothesis that combining high-resolution 3D images of tissue microstructure with flexible and accurate light propagation models will allow to perform in-silico design of dedicated optical sensors for non-destructive characterization of the microstructure and composition of biological tissues. Two tomographic techniques will be used in order to visualize the 3D microstructure of biological samples. Mainly ...
Study of the linear and nonlinear optical and electro-optical properties of 2D crystal monolayers by using the strong matter-light interaction in high index contrast photonic platforms. Ghent University
The nonlinear optical and photoluminescence properties of graphene and other 2D monolayer crystals will be investigated. To increase light-matter interaction, the 2D crystals will be integrated on a waveguide structure that strongly confines the light. We aspire to use these results to develop one or more proof-of-concept devices, e.g. optical modulators or optical parametric amplifiers/oscillators.
Fundamental study of the phase inversion process as base for the formation of integrally skinned asymmetric membranes. KU Leuven
Expanding the Polymer Material Palette for Laser Sintering: the Importance of Powder Flowability KU Leuven
This PhD research studies the polymer powders used in Laser Sintering (LS) and aims to add new usable powders to the LS portfolio. The focus of the research lies on powder flow and powder creation.
Laser Sintering (LS) is a form of Additive Manufacturing (AM). AM comprises a variety of techniques which build end products layer-by-layer, from a computer aided design (CAD) model. In the case of LS, (polymer) powders are used as a base ...