Prof. Ludwig Cardon (°1966), obtained his Degree in Mechanical Engineering at University College Ghent. Afterwards he obtained his PhD in Engineering in 2006 at Birmingham City University, Birmingham UK. Currently, he is Professor and head of the Centre for Polymer and Material Technologies (CPMT) within the department MaTCh at Ghent University. He is specialized in both Advanced Polymer Processing and Additive Manufacturing. Additive Manufacturing: This research line studies the selection and development of new polymer/composite based materials for powder bed fusion (Laser Sintering - LS) and extrusion (Fused Deposition Modelling - FDM). Also, the development of printing heads is being studied and the use of AM metal inserts for mould making and advanced polymer processing. Advanced Polymer Processing: This research line investigates the use of conventional processing techniques (injection, blow/film/plate (twin/co)-extrusion, thermoforming) for advanced materials and/or applications. Current topics include thermal and electrical conductive polymers, biomaterials and micro-fibrillar composites.
Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
Department of Materials, Textiles and Chemical Engineering
Centre for Polymer and Material Technologies (CPMT)
Tech Lane Ghent Science Park - Campus Ardoyen
B-9052 Gent, Belgium
Phone: +32 9 331 03 90