Driven by creativity, sustainability and health

Connecting education and industry

Applied research on composites themes

Researching themes that are relevant


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Inholland Composites

Connecting education and industry

At Inholland Composites, the applied research we do is driven by our values: creativity, sustainability and health. From an industry perspective, we link our research to themes that are relevant and current in the world surrounding us. For our students, lecturers and researchers, our research themes offer a challenging and multidisciplinary framework for learning and developing new skills.

Research Themes


Automation in composite manufacturing is essential to the future growth of the composite industry. Smart manufacturing is the way to larger production volumes, better employee safety and health conditions, and higher product quality.

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The benefits from composites offer ample avenues for improving our environment, but why not take it one step further and use nature’s materials in composite structures design?


Next to ‘ageing aircraft’, we also see wind turbine blades reaching their operational life, and mass-produced composite cars are no longer future visions. All these structures are based on all-composite load-bearing elements which, due to damage or ageing may at some point need structural repair.


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Intelligent composite access door for sewage system
24 Aug 2020

The development of a smart cover for gaining access to a sewage system is nearing completion. Student Jesse Dobber worked together with Smit Composites and Inholland Composites and developed an...

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Team Acero developing jet wingsuit
27 Feb 2020

Flying like superman has been a driving factor for many aeronautical engineering students to start their study program at Inholland in Delft. Particularly in the recent years this has become...

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TetraVision perform 3D scan of DragonFly
06 Feb 2020

The recently initiated development of an electric version of a full composite 2-seater aircraft is making progress, but is a challenge when dealing with 40 year old hardcopy drawings. Thankfully...

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Meet the team

Rogier Nijssen


Antoine Gerritse

Head of Department

Arnold Koetje

Programme Manager

Ruben van den Brink

Project Engineer

Didier Dorival

Production Engineer

Bob Brocken

Design Engineer

Mark Wokke

Project Engineer

Mark Ommert

Project Engineer

Koert Dingerdis


    Marco Withag

    Project Engineer

    Jonas Rieder

    Software Engineer

    Kristiana Sevastjanova

    Production Engineer

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