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Albert ten Busschen, associate professor

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Albert ten Busschen joined Windesheim University of Applied Sciences as associate professor Polymer Engineering since 2015. As an expert in both composites and mechanical engineering, he leads the research programme on Reuse of End-of-Life Composites.

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Research focus

Albert specializes in research on mechanical engineering, design, construction and manufacture of composite products.


Albert studied Mechanical Engineering at Delft University of Technology and obtained his PhD in composite mechanics. His PhD research focused on mechanical properties of composites, both with theoretical models and through experiments.  

Research experience

From 1992 to 2000, Albert was head of the application lab of PPG Fiber Glass, working on glass fibre reinforcement in composites and investigating its processability and finishings. From 2000 to 2004, he was head of the Wood Products for Construction-department of SHR Hout Research, testing various wood products and studying durability, joinery and strength. From 2005 to 2022, he was Technical Director of Poly Products. In that position, Albert coordinated and conducted applied research in the field of manufacturability and finishings of composite products.

Industrial experience

Albert has 30 years of experience in the composite industry. From 2005 to 2013 he was chairman of the Dutch composite association CompositesNL. He has a large network in composite industry: material suppliers, producers, engineering firms and institutes.