Sybrand van der Zwaag

Self Healing Materials


Since 2002 Prof. Sybrand van der Zwaag holds a chair in the faculty of Aerospace Engineering, in which research on metals, polymers and sensor materials for aerospace applications are brought together. After obtaining an MSc in Metallurgy, he did his PhD research at the Cavendish laboratory (Cambridge, UK). After a post-doctoral postion, he worked for 10 years at Akzo Corporate Research and Akzo Fibres Research. In 1992 he was appointed professor of metallurgy at the department of Materials Science of the TU Delft and chaired a group working on microstructural control in metals. He is chairman of the Delft Centre for Materials, which brings together the expertise of 22 chairs in materials science at the TU Delft. Currently, DCMat is setting up a large joint research program on self-healing materials. In addition, Prof. Van der Zwaag is chairman of the national IOP program on Self Healing Materials. He has (co-) authored about 350 scientific publications.


Latest news