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Last Name :

VAN PAEPEGEM

First Name :

Wim

Age :

34

Position :

Full professor

Place and Date of Birth :

Ninove (Belgium), 7 October 1975

Citizenship :

Belgium

Professional address :

Ghent University
Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 903
9052 Zwijnaarde
Belgium

Telephone number :

+32 - (0)9 - 331.04.32

Telefax number :

+32 - (0)9 - 331.04.65

E-mail address :

Wim.VanPaepegem@UGent.be

Website :

http://www.composites.ugent.be/

Civil status :

Married


Education :

M.Sc. Civil Engineering, Ghent University (July 1998, Great Distinction), with thesis on "Internet and Finite Element Programs" (in Dutch).

Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Ghent University (March 2002), with doctoral thesis on "Development and finite element implementation of a damage model for fatigue of fibre-reinforced polymers" (in English).

Professional Career :

01/10/1998 - 30/09/2002 : Research assistant of the Fund for Scientific Research - Flanders (F.W.O.-Vlaanderen) at the Department of Mechanical Construction and Production (Ghent University, Faculty of Engineering).

01/10/2002 - 30/09/2009 : Postdoctoral fellow of the Fund for Scientific Research – Flanders (F.W.O.-Vlaanderen) at the Department of Mechanical Construction and Production (till 30/09/2008) and at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (from 01/10/2008 till 30/09/2009) (Ghent University, Faculty of Engineering).

01/10/2003 - 30/09/2009 : Part-time professor at the Department of Mechanical Construction and Production (till 30/09/2008) and at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (from 01/10/2008 till 30/09/2009) (Ghent University, Faculty of Engineering).

01/10/2009 - present : Full professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (Ghent University, Faculty of Engineering).

Accomplishments :

  • author of 69 accepted Science Citation Index (SCI) papers
  • author of 5 chapters for books
  • (co-)promotor of 12 PhD students
  • (co-)promotor of 11 national and European projects and 4 research grants
  • reviewer for 10 Science Citation Index (SCI) journals
  • Editorial Board member for Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures
  • Board member of SAMPE Benelux chapter (http://www.sampe-benelux.org/)
  • Member of the executive committee of the European Society for Composite Materials (ESCM) (http://www.escm.eu.org/)

Awards :

  • ESCM Award 2008 for "Best European Researcher" in composite materials, awarded by the European Society for Composite Materials (ESCM) during the 13th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM-13) in Stockholm, Sweden (2-5 June, 2008) (More information ...)
  • JEC Paris Innovation award 2009 “Environment and energy”, awarded by the organization committee of the largest European research tradeshow on composites “JEC Composites” ( http://www.jeccomposites.com/) to the companies 3B Fibreglass and Spiromatic and Ghent University (J. Degrieck and W. Van Paepegem) for the innovative design of composite buoys for wave energy converters (More information ...)