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Nicolas Krumenacker

Research Scientist

Nicolas Krumenacker

Research scientist since 2019 with broad competence in processing, characterization and testing of polymer matrix composites (PMCs). Working on industry innovation and EU research projects across industry sectors and applications, including wind power, shipbuilding, subsea communication, and aerospace. More recently investigating additive manufacturing of complex-shape parts with continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastics.


2018 PhD - Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, QC, Canada
Topic: Out-of-autoclave processing of complex-shape prepreg laminates

2010 MSc - Advanced Composites Engineering (Distinction)
Imperial College London, England

2005 BSc - Mechanical Engineering (Magna Cum Laude)
Villanova University, PA, USA

Competence and research areas

- Processing, characterization and testing of prepreg laminates and complex-shape parts
- Characterization and modelling of composite processing properties (e.g. DSC, DMA, rheology) and process-induced defects (e.g. microscopy, epifluorescence, micro-CT)
- Development and application of innovative mechanical testing methods for advanced composites
- PMC rocket insulation; filament winding; fatigue of GFRP structures; fracture toughness of multi-material and curved laminates

Contact info

Visiting address:
Forskningsveien 1