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Chairman of the European Scientific Committee of CELC
Prof. em. Ignaas VERPOEST obtained a PhD-degree (1982) in Materials Engineering at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), and became there a full professor in 1990. During more then 30 years, he was guiding the Composite Materials Group, working on many aspects of composite materials science and technology. He is the author of more then 370 journal papers and holds 15 patents. prof. Verpoest is chairman of the European Scientific Committee of CELC, the European Confederation of Flax and Hemp, and co-founder of two spin-off companies (Econcore and Rein4ced). Since his retirement in 2013, he continues to be involved in research projects on carbon fibre and natural fibre reinforced composites, and has a special interest in the relation between composites and design(ers).