Prof. C.A. (Clemens) Dransfeld
After studying Materials Sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) in 1990 and first professional experience at Dow Chemical in the development of automotive application in composites, Clemens Dransfeld earned a Master’s Degree in Industrial Design at the Domus Academy in Milano in 1992. He founded dyne design engineering in 1995, quickly becoming an established partner for award winning product developments requiring special expertise in polymer composites engineering. After 15 years in industry he was appointed Professor at the FHNW University of Applied Sciences of Northwestern Switzerland and Arts in 2006 where he was heading the Institute of Polymer Engineering. His research focusses on innovations in product and processes with a focus on high-performance polymers and composites. The focus being the application of polymer based composites for a sustainable mobility. His work with a strong impact on industrial valorisation contributed to scientific publications and patents. In 2018 Clemens Dransfeld was further appointed to serve in the Innovation Council of Innosuisse, The Swiss Innovation Agency, a federal entity whose role is to promote and fund science-based innovation in the interests of industry and society in Switzerland. As per 1st of September 2018, Clemens Dransfeld has been appointed full professor of aerospace manufacturing technologies at TU Delft.
The Aerospace Manufacturing Technology Group follows an interdisciplinary approach between materials science, engineering and manufacturing with three strongly interlinked focus areas (i) joining of multi materials (ii) hierarchical structured materials and associated processes and (iii) fast processing methods of high performance polymer composites.
 M. Grossman, D. Pivovarov, F. Bouville, C. Dransfeld, K. Masania, and A. R. Studart, "Hierarchical Toughening of Nacre-Like Composites," Advanced Functional Materials, vol. Online Version of Record before inclusion in an issue, p. 1806800, 8. January 2019 2019.
 J. Cugnoni, R. Amacher, S. Kohler, J. Brunner, E. Kramer, C. Dransfeld, W. Smith, K. Scobbie, L. Sorensen, and J. Botsis, "Towards aerospace grade thin-ply composites: Effect of ply thickness, fibre, matrix and interlayer toughening on strength and damage tolerance," Composites Science and Technology, vol. 168, pp. 467-477, 2018/11/10/ 2018.
 A. Keller, H. M. Chong, A. C. Taylor, C. Dransfeld, and K. Masania, "Core-shell rubber nanoparticle reinforcement and processing of high toughness fast-curing epoxy composites," Composites Science and Technology, vol. 147, pp. 78-88, 7/28/ 2017.
 W. Szmyt, S. Vogel, A. Diaz, M. Holler, J. Gobrecht, M. Calame, and C. Dransfeld, "Protective effect of ultrathin alumina film against diffusion of iron into carbon fiber during growth of carbon nanotubes for hierarchical composites investigated by ptychographic X-ray computed tomography," Carbon, vol. 115, pp. 347-362, 5// 2017.
 A. Keller, K. Masania, A. C. Taylor, and C. Dransfeld, "Fast-curing epoxy polymers with silica nanoparticles: properties and rheo-kinetic modelling," (in English), Journal of Materials Science, vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 236–251, 2015/07/02 2015.
 R. Amacher, J. Cugnoni, J. Botsis, L. Sorensen, W. Smith, and C. Dransfeld, "Thin ply composites: Experimental characterization and modeling of size-effects," Composites Science and Technology, vol. 101, no. 0, pp. 121-132, 9/12/ 2014.
- ancillary activities
- (Board) member of committee, foundation, association, steering committee or sounding board - Innosuisse, Member of the Innovation Council
2018-09-01 - 2020-09-01
Public administration, government, social security