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Home > Curriculum Vitae of Prof. Wim VAN PAEPEGEM





Personal data

Last Name :

VAN PAEPEGEM

First Name :

Wim

Age :

41

Position :

Full professor

Place and Date of Birth :

Ninove (Belgium), 7 October 1975

Citizenship :

Belgium

Professional address :

Ghent University
Dept. of Materials, Textiles and Chemical Engineering
Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 903
9052 Zwijnaarde
Belgium

Telephone number :

+32 - (0)9 - 331.04.32

Telefax number :

+32 - (0)9 - 264.58.33

E-mail address :

Wim.VanPaepegem@UGent.be

Website :

http://www.composites.ugent.be/

Civil status :

Married



Education

M.Sc. Civil Engineering, Ghent University (July 1998, Great Distinction), with thesis on "Internet and Finite Element Programs" (in Dutch).

Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Ghent University (March 2002), with doctoral thesis on "Development and finite element implementation of a damage model for fatigue of fibre-reinforced polymers" (in English).



Professional career

01/10/1998 - 30/09/2002 : Research assistant of the Fund for Scientific Research - Flanders (F.W.O.-Vlaanderen) at the Department of Mechanical Construction and Production (Ghent University, Faculty of Engineering).

01/10/2002 - 30/09/2009 : Postdoctoral fellow of the Fund for Scientific Research – Flanders (F.W.O.-Vlaanderen) at the Department of Mechanical Construction and Production (till 30/09/2008) and at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (from 01/10/2008 till 30/09/2009) (Ghent University, Faculty of Engineering).

01/10/2003 - 30/09/2009 : Part-time professor at the Department of Mechanical Construction and Production (till 30/09/2008) and at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (from 01/10/2008 till 30/09/2009) (Ghent University, Faculty of Engineering).

01/10/2009 - present : Full-time professor at the Department of Materials, Textiles and Chemical Engineering (Ghent University, Faculty of Engineering).



Accomplishments
  • author of 190 accepted Science Citation Index (SCI) papers
  • author of 10 chapters for books
  • (co-)promotor of 14 running PhD theses
  • (co-)promotor of 24 completed PhD theses
  • (co-)promotor of 16 national and European projects and 4 research grants
  • reviewer for 10 Science Citation Index (SCI) journals
  • Editorial Board member for Composites Science and Technology and Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures
  • Member of SAMPE Benelux chapter (http://www.sampe-benelux.org/)
  • Member of the executive committee of the European Society for Composite Materials (ESCM) (http://www.escm.eu.org/)


Awards

[1]

ESCM Award 2008 for "Best European Researcher" in composite materials, awarded by the European Society for Composite Materials (ESCM) during the 13th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM-13) in Stockholm, Sweden (2-5 June, 2008) (More information ...)

[2]

JEC Paris Innovation award 2009 “Environment and energy”, awarded by the organization committee of the largest European research tradeshow on composites “JEC Composites” ( http://www.jeccomposites.com/) to the companies 3B Fibreglass and Spiromatic and Ghent University (J. Degrieck and W. Van Paepegem) for the innovative design of composite buoys for wave energy converters (More information ...)

[3]

Ruben van Schalkwijk award from the Dassault Systemes Simulia Corporation, developer of the commercial finite element code Abaqus. This two-yearly award is presented to "... a person with outstanding achievements in the innovative application of finite element simulations to complex engineering problems and the use of finite element techniques beyond their normal application domain".
The prize was awarded on 17 November 2011 during the Simulia Benelux Users' meeting in the Netherlands. (More information ...)

[4]

Prometheus award 2011 awarded by Ghent University to Wim Van Paepegem because of "... his excellent academic and social guidance of the doctoral students within his research group and his active participation in the institutional research policy".
The award was presented during a ceremony in the Aula of Ghent University on Tuesday 20 December 2011. With these annual awards, the university aims to reward and stimulate not just their drive for quality but also the continuous dedication of its employees. (More information ...)

[5]

Best Presentation Award for the oral communication
Van Paepegem, W., Palanivelu, S., Degrieck, J., Vantomme, J., Kakogiannis, D., Van Ackeren, J., Van Hemelrijck, D. and Wastiels, J. (2009). Numerical energy absorption study of pultruded composite tubes. Simulia Benelux Users’ meeting, November 11-12, 2009, Landgraaf, The Netherlands.

[6]

Best Poster Award for the contribution
Palanivelu, S., Van Paepegem, W., Degrieck, J., Kakogiannis, D., Van Ackeren, J., Van Hemelrijck, D., Wastiels, J. and Vantomme, J. (2010). Experimental and numerical study of the energy absorption of composite tubes for sacrificial cladding structures under blast loading. Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM-14), June 7-10, 2010, Budapest, Hungary.

[7]

Best Poster Award for the contribution
Nobre, J.P., Stiffel, J.H., Van Paepegem, W., Nau, A., Batista, A.C., Marques, M.J. and Scholtes, B. (2010). Quantifying the drilling effect during the application of incremental hole-drilling technique in laminate composites. Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Residual Stresses (ECRS8), Riva del Garda, Italy, June 26-28, 2010.

[8]

Cofaru, C., Philips, W. and Van Paepegem, W. (2010). Evaluation of digital image correlation techniques using realistic ground truth speckle images. Measurement Science and Technology, 21(5), article 055102.
listed in the Highlights collection of 2010 of the Science Citation Index journal "Measurement Science and Technology", "... a special collection of some of the best articles published in Measurement Science and Technology during 2010. These articles were selected for their presentation of outstanding new research, valuable reviews of the field, receipt of the highest praise from our international referees, and the highest number of downloads from the journal website.

[9]

Cofaru, C., Philips, W. and Van Paepegem, W. (2012). A novel speckle pattern—adaptive digital image correlation approach with robust strain calculation. Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 50(2), 187-198.
listed in the "Top Downloads list" of the Science Citation Index journal "Optics and Lasers in Engineering" (December 2011).

[10]

JEC Paris innovation award 2015 "Reinforcements", awarded by the organization committee of the largest European research tradeshow on composites “JEC Composites” ( http://www.jeccomposites.com/) to the consortium of partners of the European FP7 project 3DLightTrans (http://www.3D-LightTrans.com/) for the development and application of a 3D woven fabric with commingled glass/PET yarns (March 2015).

[11]

Outstanding Reviewer award for the "Composites Science and Technology" journal, the first-ranked journal in the field of composites (December 2015).

[12]

Laureate of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and Arts. This is the most prestigious prize that is awarded by the Academy every year to an outstanding researcher in the field of technical and applied sciences. This prize was presented during a solemn ceremony in the Academy Palace in Brussels on 12 December 2015.