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Future Materials

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.

Future 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.

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

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