Dr. Ing. Gilles Koolen obtained a Master in Chemical Engineering Technology from KU Leuven, Belgium in 2017. He was awarded funding by the H2020 Ssuchy project and successfully defended in September 2022 his PhD on novel methods to reduce the moisture sensitivity of flax fibre composites at KU Leuven Department of Materials Engineering . He is now continuing his research as a postdoctoral researcher at KU Leuven. Beside his position in academia, he is a member of European Scientific Council of the Alliance for European Flax-Linen and Hemp.
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