Post-doctoral researcher


Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Faculty of Applied Sciences
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Building Z – Room ZW121
Pleinlaan , 2
B-1050 Brussels

Phone: +32 2 629 28 07




Michaël Hinderdael was born in Halle, Belgium in 1991. He received the M.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering from Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels, Belgium in 2014. He then joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering of VUB, where he received the Ph.D. degree in Engineering in 2018. In 2022, he was appointed a 10% ZAP-position (replacement).

His current research focuses on the creation and use of smart, advanced components by means of (functionally graded) AM processes. His work contributes to the fields of AM process optimization, melt-pool monitoring & control, Structural Health & Usage Monitoring, residual stress reduction and mechanical (static/dynamic) characterization of the processed alloys.




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