René Alderliesten is an associate professor in Aerospace Structures and Materials at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands specializing in fatigue and damage tolerance of aerospace materials and structures. He received his MSc and PhD from Delft University of Technology in 1999 and 2005 respectively.
Areas of expertise:
- Metallic and Fiber Metal Laminate structures
- Fiber reinforced polymer structures and materials
- Experimental characterization of damage initiation and formation under mechanical and impact loading
- Development of mechanistic models to predict the initiation and growth of the failure modes