Fields of expertise
- Thermoplastic composite constituents
- Composite manufacturing processes
- Cost modelling and industrialization
He is currently attached at 50% to the Laboratory for Processing of Advanced Composites at the EPFL focused on 3D printing and advanced composites and also available as an independent consultant.
Prior to this role he worked at DuPont from 2007-2016 in Geneva, Switzerland where he worked to drive the development strategy and led research of the DuPont Vizilon thermoplastic composites offer including continuous carbon and glass reinforced composites.
From 1997 to 2007 he was a Scientific Collaborator at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, EPFL, in which he was Head of the Composite and Polymer Laboratory's "Industrial implementation group", located in the EPFL science park, focused on the automotive industry both in Europe and North America. He has a PhD in mechanical engineering focused on composites.
University of Nottingham
1993 - 1998
University of Nottingham
Screening method for the onset of bonding of molten polyamide resin layers to continuous fiber reinforced laminate sheetsComposites Science and Technology. 2016-06-06. DOI : 10.1016/j.compscitech.2016.04.030.
Hybrid Glass Mat-reinforced Polypropylene-Montmorillonite NanocompositesJournal of Composite Materials. 2010. DOI : 10.1177/0021998309344639.
Consolidation of net-shape random fiber thermoplastic composite preformsPolymer Composites. 2010. DOI : 10.1002/pc.20844.
Hybrid glass fiber-reinforced thermoplastic nanocompositesJournal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials. 2008. DOI : 10.1177/0892705707084545.
Film stacking impregnation model for a novel net-shape thermoplastic composite preforming processComposites Science and Technology. 2008. DOI : 10.1016/j.compscitech.2008.01.019.
An investigation of stamp-formed polypropylene based textile composites2007.
Glass Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene Nanocomposites2007. ICCM 16, 16th Interanational Conference on Composite Materials, 8 -13 July.
Towards Textile-Based Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Nanocomposites: Melt Spun Polypropylene-Montmorillonite Nanocomposite FibersPolymer Engineering & Science. 2007. DOI : 10.1002/pen.20797.
Optimization of hybrid thermoplastic composite structures using surrogate models and genetic algorithmsComposite Structures. 2007. DOI : 10.1016/j.compstruct.2006.02.036.
Netshape preforming technologies for thermoplastic composites: a study of the interaction of investment, material cost, trim fractions, and part cost2006.
Over-moulding of structural composite inserts – a process, property, and cost comparison of PP and PET-based generic beam structures2006.
Film stacking impregnation model for thermoplastic composites applied to a novel netshape preforming process2006.
Coupled cost and life cycle modelling of composite car bodies for the Korean Tilting Train Express Project2006.
Void Evolution During the Stamp-Forming of Thermoplastic Composites Sheets2006.
Stamp forming of carbon fibre/PA12 composites - a comparison of a reactive impregnation process and a commingled yarn systemJournal of composites science and technology. 2006. DOI : 10.1016/j.compscitech.2005.06.001.
Manufacturing cost comparison of thermoplastic and thermoset RTM for an automotive floor panComposites Part A. 2006. DOI : 10.1016/j.compositesa.2005.05.048.
Procede non isothermique de fabrication de parties composites creusesDE60110937 ; US2005258575 ; DE60110937 ; EP1368179 ; CN1492801 ; EP1368179 ; WO02072337 . 2005.
Over-Injection Molding of Stamped Themoplastic Composite Textile Inserts -- A Process and Property comparison of PP and PET-Based Materials2005.
Technical cost modelling of an automated net-shape preforming process for thermoplastic composites: a case study2005.
Void Evolution During Stamp-Forming of Thermoplastic Composites2005.
Mechanical damage behaviour of a generic GMT part locally reinforced with unidirectional commingled yarn inserts2005.
Optimisation of Properties and Dimensional Stability of Composites by Controlled Fibre Placement2005.
Processing of Hybrid Glass-Fibre Reinforced Thermoplastic Nanocomposites2005.
Environmental Relevance of Composite Materials for Trains through LCA2005.
Environmental relevance of composite materials for trains through LCA2005. LCM2005, Barcelona, Spain, september, 2005.
Finite element modelling and testing of an injection moulded generic tow reinforced structureComposites Part B. 2005. DOI : 10.1016/j.compositesb.2005.04.002.
Procédé de moulage à grande capacitéDE60010643 ; ES2221609 ; DE60010643 ; AT266513 ; EP1118444 ; EP1118444 . 2004.
Robotically placed continous fibre tow as tailored structural inserts for injection and compression-flow moulding2004.
Hybrid thermoplastic composite beam structures integrating UD tows, stamped fabrics, and injection/compression moulding2004.
Manufacturing cost comparison of thermoplastic and thermoset RTM for an automative floor-plan2004.
Stamp-forming of reactive-thermoplastic carbon fibre/PA12 composite sheet2004.
Isothermal and non-isothermal bladder inflation moulding of thermoplastic composite pressure vessels : a process/cost study2003.
Local reinforcement of thermoplastic polymers via robotically placed continuous fibre tow2003.
Over-compression moulding of thermoplastic composite pultrusions2003.
Hybrid thermoplastic composite beam structures integrating UD tows, stamped fabrics, and injection/compression moulding2003.
Mechanical Analysis of Thermoplastic Polymers Reinforced with Robotically Placed Continuous Fiber Tows2003.
Liquid composite moulding of anionically polymerised polyamide 122003.
Reactive Processing and Forming of Polyamide 12 Thermoplastic Composites2002.
Stamp-forming of carbon fibre PA12 composite preforms2002.
Cost Modelling of a Novel Integrated Composite Manufacturing Cell for Integrated Composite Processing2002.
Mechanical Analysis of Multi-Material Composites Manufactured by Integrated Processing2002.
Mechanical analysis of multi-material composites manufactured by integrated processing2002.
Beyond a Cost Model: Opportunities for Implementation of New Composite TechnologiesCost Management. 2002.
Robotic tow placement for local reinforcement of glass mat thermoplastics (GMTs)Composites Part A. 2002. DOI : 10.1016/S1359-835X(02)00086-6.
An integrated cost and consolidation model for commingled yarn based compositesComposites Part A. 2002. DOI : 10.1016/S1359-835X(01)00140-3.
Non-Isothermal Stamp Forming of Carbon/Polyamide 12 Based Composites2001.
Beyond a cost model: assessing implementation of new materials technologies2001.
Robotic Tow Placement for Local Reinforcement of Glass Mat Thermoplastics (new title)2001.
High rate bladder moulding of thermoplastic composites2000. p. 317-327.
Rapid Processing of Thermoplastic Composites2000.
Cost modelling of a novel integrated composite manufacturing cell2000.
Compression moulding of glass and polypropylene composites for optimised macro- and micro- mechanical properties. Part 4 : technology demonstrator - a door cassette structureComposites Science and Technology. 2000. DOI : 10.1016/S0266-3538(00)00066-X.
Integrated processing of polymers and composites via a novel manufacturing cell1999.
A novel manufacturing cell for a new generation of composite processing and applications1999.
New demands on materials and processes for cost-effective composites1999.
Compression moulding of glass and polypropylene composites for optimised macro- and micro- mechanical properties Part 3 : sandwich structures of GMTS and commingled fabricsComposites Science and Technology. 1999. DOI : 10.1016/S0266-3538(98)00155-9.
Compression moulding of glass and polypropylene composites for optimised macro- and micro- mechanical properties II. glass-mat-reinforced thermoplasticsComposites Science and Technology. 1999. DOI : 10.1016/S0266-3538(98)00124-9.
Processes and properties of new thermoplastic composites for automotive use1998.
Compression moulding of glass and polypropylene composites for optimised macro- and micro- mechanical properties - 1. commingled glass and polypropyleneComposites Science and Technology. 1998. DOI : 10.1016/S0266-3538(98)00011-6.
Teaching & PhD
Materials Science and Engineering