Jos Brouwers - Resume


September 1981 - June 1986
Master degree in Mechanical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands (5-year curriculum):

  • Master study in the Computational Mechanics Department, followed graduate courses in (fluid) mechanics, materials science and applied physics.

  • Traineeship: study of a non-linear dynamic system with dry (Coulomb) friction.

  • Graduation project: stability analysis of a non-linear hydrodynamic journal-bearing system using the Hopf bifurcation theory. Developed software was later incorporated in DIANA software code (STRDYN module), and the study is published in an international refereed journal.

September 7, 1990
PhD degree in Technical Sciences, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. Title: Film models for transport phenomena with fog formation, with application to plastic heat exchangers and condensers. Supervisors: Prof. dr. A.K. Chesters (Department of Applied Physics) and Prof. dr. ir. J. Berghmans (Catholic University of Louvain).

Employment record

September 1986 - January 1992, Akzo Nobel Central Research, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Position: Research engineer and project leader in Department of Mechanical Engineering. Involved in development of production processes for plastic fibers and products.

February 1992 - August 2009, Twente University of Technology, Enschede, The Netherlands
Position: Associate professor in the Department of Civil Engineering (& Management).
Field of interest: Environmental Engineering and Construction Materials.


September 2009 - present, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Position: Full professor Building Materials in the Department of the Built Environment (from 2013-2021 also served two subsequent terms as chairman of Unit Building Physics and Services).
Fields of interest: Building Materials and Sustainable Building.




As of 2013 editorial board member of Vestnik, a peer-reviewed journal published by the Moscow State University of Civil Engineering. 


In 2016, 2017 and 2018 Member of Consultative Board from Van Berlo Bedrijfsvloeren.


As of 2018 editorial board member of Applied Sciences and of Springer Nature Applied Sciences. 


Chairman Organizing Committee 2nd Int. Conf. on Sustainable Building Materials in Eindhoven, 2019, with 180+ participants from 36 countries. 


As of 2019 Member of the Technical Expert Panel (TEP) Municipal Solid Waste Incineration Bottom Ash (MSWI BA), National Environment Agency of Singapore (NEA).


As of 2019 Member Scientific Committee of Innovandi the Global Cement and Concrete Research Network.


As of 2019 Core Team Member MaterialenNL platform. Co-authored the national Dutch Materials Agenda, which was offered to Dutch cabinet in 2021.     


Citations and H-index: see Google Scholar.


Co-founder and shareholder of Carbonsai BV, a spin-out company from the chair Building Materials that aims on the development and implementation of smarter concrete using AI. This initiative is led by former PhD candidate Dr. H. Karimi, who is as fellow supported by NWO Faculty of Impact.