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Research professor, KU LEUVEN

Biography :

Yentl obtained his PhD in January 2015. The title of his PhD was "Hybridisation of self-reinforced composites: verifying and modelling a novel hybrid concept". This PhD was performed in the framework of the EU-FP7 project HIVOCOMP. Afterwards, he was at Imperial College London for 1 year on a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship. Back at KU Leuven, he held a 3-year FWO postdoctoral fellowship for fibre-hybrid composites with high-performance polymer fibres. In 2019, he became assistant professor at KU Leuven. He was the coordinator of Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network HyFiSyn and leader of the training committee of Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network FiBreMoD. He leads the research line on Micro- and mesostructural design of composites and is the coordinator of the Composite Materials Group.

About KU Leuven :

The Composite Materials Group (CMG) at KU Leuven is one of the worldwide recognised centres for composite materials research, which hosted Toray Chair for Composite Materials from 2012 to 2022 with Prof. Ignaas Verpoest, Prof. Stepan V. Lomov, and Prof. David Seveno as Toray Professors. The group is coordinated by Prof. Yentl Swolfs.