Dr. Kunal Masania joins as Associate Professor
The department is very pleased to welcome Dr. Kunal Masania who has joined TU Delft at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering as Associate Professor. With his innovations on architectured composite materials, he strengthens our efforts in aerospace manufacturing technologies.
Kunal carried out his PhD at Imperial College London on nanoscale toughening of thermosetting polymers, his ground-breaking work in on size effects has been widely adopted by academia and industry since. At FHNW University of Applied Sciences of Northwestern Switzerland he developed a variety of novel processing approaches for high-performance composites. His work has been pushing the limits of how we fabricate composites with industrial applications. Then, joining the Complex Materials Group at ETH Zürich, he became interested in bio-inspired approaches for 3D printing of architected hierarchical materials, biological fabrication and nacre-like composites. He has been focusing on realising unprecedented nano/microstructural control in structural materials resulting in high impact pioneering research and several new patents. We welcome him with great excitement and anticipation of future research at TU Delft!