Prof. dr. ir. Jansen, K.M.B.

Kaspar Jansen is professor of Emerging Materials at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. His current research interests involve electronic textiles, Smart Materials, shape morphing materials and electroluminescence

Academic Background

Kaspar Jansen received his MSc degree in Chemical Engineering in 1987 and his PhD on injection moulding in 1993. His initial research focussed on polymers and polymer processing and later shifted towards material modelling of molding compounds in microelectronics. Since He joined Delft’s faculty of 2012 he works at the Industrial Design Engineering faculty in Delft in 2012 and was appointed as a full professor in 2015.  


  • 1988 - 1992
    PhD dissertation, Delft University of Technology, Title: Calculation and control of Heat Transfer in Injection Molding
  • 1982 – 1987
    Study, Chemical Engineering at Twente University, Enschede, The Netherlands 


  • 2015 - Present
    Professor of Emerging Materials, department of Design Engineering, faculty of Industrial Design, Delft University of Technology
  • 2012 - 2015
    Associate professor, Faculty of Industrial Design, Section Product Engineering of department of Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology
    Mechanical behaviour of polymers and other materials
  • 2001 – March 2012
    Associate professor, Department of ME, Section Mechanics of Materials, Delft University of Technology
    Topic: Thermal and mechanical properties of thermoset polymers; Cure induced stresses
  • 1998 – 2000
    Postdoc, Faculty of Applied Physics, Twente University
    Topic: Rheology of concentrated emulsions
  • 1995 - 1998
    Postdoc, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Twente University
    Topic: Prediction of end-properties of injection molded products
  • 1993 - 1995
    Postdoc, Università di Salerno, Italy
    Topic: Residual stresses in injection molded products
  • 1992-1993
    Research fellow, Faculty of Chemical Technology, Delft University of Technology
    Topic: Polymer processing
  •  1990-1991
    Traineeship at Philips Research
    Topic: Fast-response heaters for injection molding

Lectures/Coaches students on:

  • Coach for BEP, AED/TCD
  • Elective: ID5457 Designing with Composites

Involved in the research project(s):