Joris Dik

About. Joris Dik (1974, Amsterdam) studied art history and classical archaeology at the University of Amsterdam and received his Master of Arts in 1997. In ‘95/’96 he was a Getty Graduate Intern at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. After returning to the Netherlands, he obtained a Ph.D degree in chemistry in 2003. He was then employed in the department of Materials Science and Engineering of Delft University of Technology to set up a research line in Materials in Art & Archaeology.

Peter Jongenburger - 'The Fascination of Materials Development'

Peter Jongenburger is currently a  Board Member of the German company Wuppermann AG, a fabricator of steel products and provider of steel-related services. Before taking up this position on 1 February 2008 he worked for Corus, a company that he joined on 1 September 1996, in various positions including Chief Technology Officer, Managing Director Primary Aluminium, Managing Director Corus Light Strip Products and Deputy Managing Director Corus Strip Products IJmuiden. Throughout his career, Peter Jongenburger has been involved in various leading-edge developments in materials science ranging from his own patents in the area of heat treatment of nickel-based alloys to his role as Chairman of the Supervisory and Executive Boards of the Netherlands Institute for Metals Research (now Materials Innovation Institute, M2i). He graduated in metallurgy from Delft University of Technology in 1985 and obtained a doctorate from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland in 1989 while working as a research project leader for Asea Brown Boveri.

Marnix ten Kortenaar

About. Marnix ten Kortenaar has made a remarkable career. He combined a full-time profession in speed skating, where he competed in several European and World championships and the Olympics, with a scientific career. He graduated in Leiden 1994 with a degree in chemistry and after a 6 month visit at the Paul Scherrer institute he continued working at the Delft University of technology to obtain his PhD in chemistry. With his 8 years experience in product development within companies such as Friesland Foods and DSM he is an ideal partner for product- and process-innovations. As a specialist in applied physical chemistry he recently started his own company Dr Ten B.V., always looking for new innovations in disciplines such as sport, nutrition and energy.

Erik Vegter - 'Forever Rolling : Materials Research in Ball Bearings'

Erik Vegter (1971) works at the SKF Engineering & Research Centre as team leader Materials Physics Modeling. In this position he is responsible for the development of metal physics models for rolling contact fatigue and for the development of experimental methods to determine fatigue and its root causes in bearing steels.
The research deals with developing metal physics based models for material changes during fatigue and the implications of metal fatigue in actual bearing applications such as cars, trains, planes, (wind) turbines and many other machines. Modeling fatigue processes is carried out with a wide variety of techniques, ranging from atomistic simulations to finite element calculations. There is also a strong experimental component in the work on rolling contact fatigue within SKF. In this work the main topic is the development of X-ray diffraction based methods to detect fatigue in bearing steel. Experiments that are executed in this area go from laboratory scale to high-energy physics such as synchrotron measurements and neutron diffraction. Alternative methods based on for instance electro-magnetism are also covered in the research activities on fatigue detection and description.
In the period 2005-2007, Erik Vegter was taking part in the Dutch Government sponsored 'Casimir' program and thereby located 1 day per week at the Delft University of Technology to work in the area of non-destructive microstructure observation techniques for hardened steels.
Before joining SKF, he studied Applied Physics at the State University of Groningen and got a Ph.D. degree at the Technical University of Delft in the area of joining ceramics and metals. Erik Vegter lives together with Yvonne Roijen and has two daughters.


Alexander de Vries

Alexander de Vries was born in the Netherlands and holds a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering. He started his career in SKF (The Netherlands) in 1979. He has held a number of managerial positions in Engineering, Product Development and Research. In 2002 Alexander de Vries was appointed Director, Product & Systems Development, Automotive Division, with global responsibility for the development of Automotive products. In 2007 he was appointed Director, SKF Engineering & Research Centre.

Martin van der Veen

About. Martin van der Veen (1973) graduated in 1997 at Saxion College, Deventer, The Netherlands in Materials Engineering. Throughout his career he has worked in different international sales positions, working with cutting edge technologies and applications in their field.
In 2004 he joined Formatec Technical Ceramics (www.formatec.nl) to become Sales Manager for the technical and aesthetical markets. Formatec is specialized in Ceramic Injection Moulding (CIM) and exports its products to Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Great-Britain and the USA. Together with his sales team he has grown Formatec  internationally over the last 4 years and supplies to companies like Cartier, Montblanc, Chanel, IWC, Siemens, BMW, Apple etc.
On a regular basis he gives lectures at Conferences, Seminars and Colleges.

Simone de Waart

Simone de Waart (1967) graduated in 1994 at Design Academy Eindhoven. In 1997, together with a partner she started the designstudio Loods 5. As designer-director she developed new materials and material applications and works for clients as DSM, architects, and NS. She’s part-time lecturer at Technical University Eindhoven, at the faculty of  Industrial Design and a guest lecturer at Design academy, HAS food design and School for product design Utrecht.In 2001 she initiated Eindhoven Materials Library for TU/e and Design Academy for students and professionals. She has founded the international network Material Sense, to connect designers, research and industry enhancing materials creativity and innovative materials applications. In international travelling exhibitions she curates and represents the network, and lectured on materials developments in Belgium, Denmark, Brasil, Korea and China. Her work is published in books like Future Materials, Material World, High Tec Low Tec, De Architect and Transmaterial.


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