Warden Schijve has joined Aachen GmbH’s engineering team as design leader.
Warden Schijve has joined Aachen GmbH’s engineering team as design leader.

Warden Schijve, former chief scientist of composites at chemicals company Sabic, has joined Aachen GmbH’s engineering team as design leader.

Initially he will lead a project for a concept study for future battery casings based on composite-based multi-material systems, the company said.

‘AZL Aachen GmbH supports companies along the entire value chain in implementing competitive lightweight technologies,’ said Dr Kai Fischer, managing partner at AZL.  ‘Warden Schijve will use his many years of experience to support our partners in the efficient development, evaluation and implementation right up to market readiness,’

According to Dr Fischer, Schijve has 35 years’ experience in the composites industry, working with Fokker, DSM and Sabic in structural design, plastics and composites, and processing technology.

‘In my career I’ve always seen that it pays off to evaluate various different design concepts, which may use different materials or material combinations, to finally come to the most cost-competitive lightweight applications,’ said Schijve. ‘Taking into account different manufacturing technologies right from the beginning can save a lot in later stages of component development. And this is what fascinates me about AZL and its eco-system: the available knowledge on a wide variation of process and production technologies.’

The company reports that Schijve and other design experts will discuss composite design tools and methods in a seminar entitled ‘Best Practices in Lightweight Design’ on 28 January 2021. Go here to register.

This story uses material from AZL, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.