Full Professor and Head of the Department of Textiles at Ghent University
Paul Kiekens is Full Professor and Head of the Department of Textiles at Ghent University, Belgium. He is a graduate from Ghent University (Gent, Belgium) and holds a PhD in physical chemistry and one in textile technology. He has previously served as Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at Ghent University and is the former president of ENMat (European Network of Materials Research Centres). He currently is the executive coordinator of AUTEX (Association of Universities for Textiles).
Over the years, Prof. Kiekens has been involved in a large number of national and particularly European projects about education and research. He wrote more than 200 international publications and several books.
More information about Prof. Kiekens and his work can be found here.
Main fields of interest: textiles, (physical) chemistry, flexible materials, composites, textile chemistry, fiber manufacturing, nanotechnology (applied to textiles)
Theme of the presentation at ENF2017 (draft): Nanotechnology for Textiles and Clothing: actual status.