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Dan Zenkert

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About me

I received both my M.Sc. (Aeronautics) and Ph.D. (Lightweight structures) from Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden. I became docent (D.Sc.) in 1996, associate professor in 1998 and full professor in 2001.

I work with mechanics of composite materials with a special focus on multifunctional composites. This includes carbon fibre composites for energy storage (structural battery composites), composites that can change shape (shape-morphing composites), composites with integrated sensing and composites that can be used for energy harvesting. I do this in close collaboration with colleagues at Electrochemistry and Polymer chemistry.

I teach lightweight structures and mechanics of composite materials.

I was born 1961 in Stockholm, Sweden. I remain living in Stockholm now more quitely since my three sons now are adults and have moved away. Apart from working at KTH I coach basketball in the local basketball club once a week. In summer time I enjoy riding my motorcycle (Triumph Legend) but my real passion in life is fly-fishing for trout, something I do every summer in the northern parts of the Scandinavian range.


Degree Project in Lightweight Structures, Second Cycle (SD241X), examiner | Course web

Fibre Composites - Analysis and Design (SD2413), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Lightweight Structures and FEM (SD2411), teacher | Course web

Vehicle Engineering (SD1002), teacher | Course web

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