MSc (1978) and PhD (1984) Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. Post-doc at University of Colorado, Boulder (1985). TNO Building and Construction Research, Rijswijk, The Netherlands (1986-1987). Delft University of Technology: assoc.prof. (1987-1999), full professor (1999-2002). Swiss federal Institute of Technology, Institute for Building Materials, Zurich, Switzerland, full professor (2002-2010).
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Experience in experimental and numerical research on fracture of concrete and related brittle disordered materials. Co-developer of the Delft Lattice Model, used for in-depth study of fracture phenomena in concrete, based on accurate description of the material's structure. Development of new high performance concretes, with and without fibres. Development of new experimental techniques for the mechanical and fracture properties of concrete, in particular in the unstable stage.
Fracture research, painting and sculpting, photography, travel.