Self Sensing Composites

There is currently no "universal" tool that allows monitoring and predicting the health of composite material structures. This strategic project therefore first targets to develop new sensor technologies with unprecedented characteristics that can support the realization of such a universal tool.

The project's objective is the development of (embedded) sensors and deformable electronics with innovative properties to be integrated in all types of layered materials.


Sensor monitoring embraces all phases of the component lifecycle, from production until failure.

The project is supported by Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship (VLAIO) under SBO grant nr 120024.

  • Start date: 1 January 2014
  • End date: 31 December 2016

Project Coordinator:

Dr. ir. Geert Luyckx
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