Dr. Ir. Joustra, J.J.
Jelle Joustra is an Assistant Professor in creating fully circular product and materials at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering.
Jelle Joustra did his bachelor Industrial Design Engineering at TU Delft, in which one of the design projects resulted in building a test setup to measure the thermal conductivity of plastics. After the bachelor, he participated in the Nuon Solar Team, to design, build and race the solar car Nuna5 in the World Solar Challenge in Australia and the Suzuka Dream Cup in Japan.
In his master Integrated Product Design at TU Delft, he was awarded the Philips Design Award for the domestic appliances project: Coffee!
For his graduation project he developed a new set of sailing gear for Olympic dinghy sailors, optimised for thermal comfort during a race. The project was awarded the International Sports Engineering Association Student Prize.
After his graduation from TU Delft, Jelle worked as Product Developer at Hukseflux Thermal Sensors. His tasks included the design, testing and preparation of new products for series production. He designed several types of sensors for measurement of heat flux, thermal conductivity and solar radiation.
He completed his PhD at Circular Product Design, in the department of Sustainable Design Engineering. The PhD research was embedded in the European project “EcoBulk”, a large scale demonstration effort to complete a full cycle with composite materials in the circular economy. Jelle contributed by researching new reuse pathways and design strategies.
Currently, Jelle works as assistant professor on creating fully circular products and materials at the Design for Sustainability research group. His research and design projects have a special focus on the assembly of products at the macro (product architecture) as well as microscale (materials composition).
- 2017 – 2022
PhD Circular Product Design, TU Delft
- 2008 – 2012
Master Integrated Product Design, TU Delft
- 2004 – 2008
Bachelor Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft
- 2022 – 2023
Postdoc Design for Sustainability, TU Delft
- 2012 – 2017
Product Developer, Hukseflux Thermal Sensors, Delft
Design, prototype development, testing and implementation into series production of thermal sensors. In particular the development of solar radiation sensors (pyranometers)
- 2011 – 2012
Graduation project " Thermal optimisation of competitive sailing gear", Magic Marine, SailingLab, TUDelft
- 2008 – 2009
Production & sensor systems, Nuon Solar Team, TU Delft
Specialisation/Field of research
Use of composite materials in Circular Product Design
Involved in the research project(s):
Hybride Hergebruik KunststoffenHybride hergebruik kunststoffen: Hergebruik van kunststoffen uit verschillende rest-stromen, waarbij gezocht wordt naarbulkapplicaties voor m.n. vezelversterkte materialen. Dit is een SIA-RAAK project in samenwerking met Hogeschool Windesheim en bedrijven uit het mkb.
Offshore wind farm decommissioning
An orientation of possible economic activity in the South Holland region and the Rotterdam port area
Research report, TNO and TU Delft
Published in 2020
- Circular composites - design is the missing link
- NRC, 30-10-2020
Wat zijn de wieken van oude windturbines waard?
- Youtube, 16-10-2020
Inside Delft Design - Design for Sustainability
- Architectenpunt, October 2019
TU Delft: Ontwerpen voor onze toekomst
- Delftse Post, 22-10-2019
De toekomstvisies van Delft op Dutch Design Week
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