Sander van den Broek is a PhD student at Leibniz University Hannover, Germany. He is enrolled in the Fullcomp team under the Marie Skłodowska Curie European training network. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the Amsterdam University of Applied sciences in the field of Engineering, Design and Innovation. He continued his education at Delft University of Technology where he graduated with distinction with a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, supervised by prof. Fred van Keulen.
During his studies in Delft he was the recipient of the Justus and Louise van Effen research grant. This allowed him to perform research for his master’s thesis at the University of Michigan, under the supervision of prof. Joaquim Martins. His master thesis focused on the development of an aeroelastic model to analyze wind turbine blades.
After graduating from his master’s degree he worked at Allseas Engineering B.V. for two years as an R&D Engineer. During this time he researched steel wire ropes, sea fastening and other project related to operational improvements.
His research within FullComp deals with reduced order models and how probabilistic inputs affect the post-buckling stability of composite structures.
Host institution: Leibniz Universität Hannover
PhD enrolment: Leibniz Universität Hannover