How design shapes the materials of tomorrow

Materials research constantly evolves to offer novel, superior and smarter materials than ever. Such materials will have a huge impact on product design tools and methodology, and can revolutionise product design.

The faculty of Industrial Design Engineering plays a leading role in the research area of emerging materials. The research focuses on finding a new generation of smart and innovative materials, as well as appropriate and innovative application areas for such materials.

The faculty was proud to host Future Materials on 17 June 2016. This symposium combined the final results of the European research project Light.Touch.Matters with the inaugural lecture of Kaspar Jansen, professor of Emerging Materials. Live demonstrators and poster exhibitions showed how to take full advantage of the unique capabilities of innovative materials, to inspire product designers, researchers and material industries all over the world.

Recordings


Final symposium Light.Touch.Matters

12:00 - 14:30 - Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft

A unique design-driven materials innovation project creating new smart materials that combine touch sensitivity with luminosity. This one-of-a-kind project is funded by the European Commission and based on cooperation between product designers and materials scientists, joined in a consortium of 18 partners from 9 EU countries. The project started in February 2013 and has now reached the final phase, presenting its achievements in terms of developed materials, refined design concepts and its very own methodology.

Recordings final symposium Light.Touch.Matters
This was a live stream on Friday 17 June 2016, from 13:00 - 14:30

Inaugural lecture Prof. Kaspar Jansen

14:30 - 18:00 - Auditorium of the Aula, TU Delft

Kaspar Jansen received his MSc degree at Twente University. In 1988 he started his PhD on injection molding at the TU Delft. After receiving his PhD in 1993, he worked at the university of Salerno (Italy). After two more PostDocs he started working as an associate professor at the faculty of Mechanical Engineering and since 2012 at the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. In October 2015 Kaspar was appointed as full professor of Emerging Materials. His research interests are: wearables, smart and interactive materials and their integration in design.

Recordings inaugural lecture prof. Kaspar Jansen
This was a live stream on Friday 17 June 2016, from 15:00 - 16:00

Speakers


Prof. Ena Voûte

Dean at the faculty of IDE, TU Delft 

Worked for Unilever, where she developed launching, branding and marketing strategies. She was involved in the establishment of the comparison site Independer, and worked at Philips. Ena Voûte returned to her alma mater as dean in September 2012.

 

 

Prof. Kaspar Jansen

Professor of Emerging Materials, TU Delft
"Materials that Move" 

Kaspar Jansen received his MSc degree at Twente University. In 1988 he started his PhD on injection molding at the TU Delft. After receiving his PhD in 1993, he worked at the university of Salerno (Italy). After two more PostDocs he started working as an associate professor at TU Delft. In October 2015 Kaspar was appointed as full professor of Emerging Materials.

Dr. Erik Tempelman

Associate Professor Reliability & Durability, faculty of IDE, TU Delft 
After his PhD on sustainable transport and advanced materials, Erik Tempelman worked for the automotive industry and spent two years at TNO Science & Industry. He joined the faculty in 2006 and currently leads Light.Touch.Matters, and the national IOP-IPCR project Nature Inspired Design.

Prof. Pim Groen

Programme manager, Holst Centre and part time professor faculty of Aerospace Engineering, TU Delft
"LTM: integration of flexible OLED and Piezo technology"

Graduated at Leiden University and did his PhD in 1990 in the field of ceramic superconductors. Pim Groen Worked at Philips and Morgan Electroceramics, and was department head of the group Materials Performance at TNO Science and Industry. Since 2011, he works at the Holst Centre, and since 2012, he is part time full professor on the chair “SMART Materials”.

Eric Biermann

Design and Development Director VanBerlo
"Development of design concepts and the collaboration between designers and materials scientists"

Eric Biermann (1975) joined VanBerlo in 2009. In his role as Design & Development Director, Eric specialises in developing and bringing complex products to market.

 

 

Prof. Roberto Verganti

Professor of Leadership and Innovation at Politecnico di Milano
"Science with Meaning: The Value of Design in Technology Development" 

Roberto Verganti is Professor of Leadership and Innovation at Politecnico di Milano, where he teaches in the School of Management and the School of Design, and directs MaDe In Lab, the laboratory on the MAnagement of DEsign and INnovation.

 

 

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