Author Archives: Eddy Brinkman

Technical writing – how to do that?

How do you explain a ‘difficult’ technical subject to someone without any technical background? How do you write a manual that is acually being used? How do you capture business-critical information in such a way that your own employees – or their successors – will benefit from it? Or in general: technical writing – how […]

Meet materials – materials science & technology for people without a materials background

Why are chinaware, drinking glasses and metal cutlery dry when taking them out of the dishwasher, while plastic cups remain wet? Is a LED-lamp really the reverse of a solar cell? Why does data travel faster through a glass fibre than through a copper wire? And how can you make glass or ceramics more fracture […]

Student Speech Contest during 12-May meeting of Dutch Ceramic Society (NKV)

The board of the Dutch Ceramic Society is pleased to invite you for our next meeting on Thursday May 12. On this date, you are welcome in Restaurant Croy De Goffert in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, for the following program that mainly deals with interaction between young ceramic researchers that present their research, and experienced people […]

Self healing materials – Pioneering research in the Netherlands

This week, a new book on self healing materials was published. On 27 October 2015, during the IOP symposium ‘Self healing materials – prepare for landing’ in Utrecht, the Netherlands, the book ‘Self healing materials – Pioneering research in the Netherlands’ saw the light. The editors of the book – Sybrand van der Zwaag and Eddy […]

27 October – Final event national research programme Self Healing Materials – Prepare for landing

On 27 October the final event of the ‘Innovatiegerichte Onderzoeksprogramma (IOP)’ Self Healing Materials will take place in Utrecht. The ‘IOP’ is a ten-year research programme subsidized by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency in which 5 Dutch universities and no less than 68 companies participated. Full Professor Novel Aerospace Materials Sybrand van der Zwaag is the […]

Eddy Brinkman no longer president of Netherlands Society for Materials Science

After nine years being involved as member of the board of the Netherlands Society for Materials Science (Bond voor Materialenkennis), Eddy Brinkman handed over the gavel on June 5, 2015. During the council meeting (Bondsraadvergadering), he and Bert van Haastrecht said goodbye to the board. In addition to the remaining board members Amarante Böttger, Erik […]

Molecular dynamics computer simulations of yttria-stabilized zirconia

Computer simulations on an atomic or molecular scale give a direct link between the microscopic details of a system (atomic masses, molecular geometry, etc.) on the one hand, and macroscopic properties that are of experimental interest (energies, transport coefficients etc.) on the other. By comparing the outcome of the simulation with experimental results, understanding can […]