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Stepan Lomov



Prof Stepan V. Lomov

Степан Владимирович Ломов

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven)
Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering (MTM)
Kasteelpark Arenberg 44 - bus 2450
B-3001 Heverlee

tel: +32-16-32 12 10
fax: +32-16-32 19 90



Stepan Lomov coordinates the Composite Materials Group and leads the research direction "Composites at meso- and macro-level". He is a Toray professor (Toray Chair for Composite Materials in KU Leuven)


  • School 30th Physics & Mathematics School, Leningrad - 1972
  • University Leningrad Polytechnic Institute (St.-Petersburg State Polytechnical University), Physics & Mechanics Faculty, Chair of Applied Mathematics; Diploma: Dipl. Engineer-Mathematist (magna cum laude), 1978
  • PhD research at Federal Research Institute of Transportation Machinery, St-Petersburg 
  • Candidate of Technical Science (corresponds to PhD), 1985. Subject: Research into mathematical modelling and practical construction of ballistic and shock protective structures
  • Doctor of Technical Science (Doctor Habille) in Textile Materials Science (1995) Thesis: "Mathematical Prediction of the Structure and Mechanical Properties of Woven Fabrics for Technical Usage", the St.-Petersburg State University of Technology and Design

Research carreer

1978 - 1989 Researcher, then Senior Researcher at the Federal Research Institute of Transportation Machinery, St.-Petersburg subject: research on the mathematical modelling and construction of ballistic protective structures.
1989 - 1999 Senior Researcher, then Professor of the St.-Petersburg State University of Technology and Design, Chair of the Mechanical Technology of Fibrous Materials (Head: Prof. N.N.Truevtzev)
1994 - 1998 (three-four months a year) 
Research activities in De Montfort University, Leicester, UK (visiting scientist) on yarn fibrous structure and protective textile structures (School of Design and Manufacture, Head - Dr. R.Harwood)
1999 - present: Research Fellow/Research Manager and Part-time Professor of K.U.Leuven, Department MTM, Composite Materials Group (Prof. I.Verpoest). From 2002 – member of Independent Academic Staff (Zelfstandig Akademisch Personeel). From 2013 - Toray Professor.

Research interests

  • Mechanics of heterogeneous media
  • Fibre reinforced composites, in particular textile composites: experiments and modelling
  • Nano-engineered composites
  • Textile material science

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