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We are pleased to announce that Professor Peter Van Puyvelde has been appointed as Section Editor-in-Chief of “Applied Materials” in Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). His appointment started from December 2016.
Peter Van Puyvelde (1971) is professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Leuven, Belgium. In 1999, he obtained his PhD in chemical engineering from the same university under the supervision of Professor Paula Moldenaers. His PhD work dealt with the development of rheo-optical methodologies for the study of structure formation in immiscible polymeric systems. After spending six months at the Technical University Eindhoven in 2002, working with Han Meijer and Patrick Anderson, he joined the faculty in Leuven.
His current research focusses on flow-induced structuring of polymeric materials with a strong interest in additive manufacturing techniques. The key aspect of his work is his systematical scientific approach towards processing related problems, using a broad range of experimental methodologies such as rheology and rheo-optics. He is the author of more than 150 scientific publications, including peer-reviewed journal papers and conference proceedings and has delivered invited lectures in academic and industrial settings. He is a member of the Polymer Processing Society (PPS), Society of Rheology (SoR) and is the current President of the Belgian Group of Rheology (BGR).
We would like to warmly welcome Professor Van Puyvelde as Section Editor-in-Chief and look forward to developing the Section “Applied Materials” under his leadership.