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


Prof. Kaspar Jansen received his MSc degree at Twente University. In January 1988 he started his PhD on injection molding at the Delft University of Technology. Part of his PhD research he performed at Philips Research Laboratories (1991). He received his PhD in March 1993 and worked for two years at the university of Salerno (Italy). After two more Postdocs he started working as an associate professor at the Delft University of Technology. First at the faculty of Mechanical Engineering and since April 2012 the IDE department. In October 2015 he started as the head of the new Emerging Materials research group. His research interests are: wearables, smart and interactive materials and their integration in design.


  • 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 3mE, 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):