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Peter Berke
Associate Professor
Phone: +32 2 650 6552
BATir Department, CP 194/2
50, avenue Franklin Roosevelt, B-1050 Brussels
Contact by email
Publications: see DI-FUSION
URL: http://batir.ulb.ac.be

Peter Berke has been studying and working abroad since he was 18 years old. Because of this international exposure, he diversified and deepened his research interests, and learned a few languages in the process. An international network of collaborations and friendships also ensued.
Peter spent the first two years of his university level studies in France (Lyon) in the framework of the EURINSA international training programme, whereupon he studied mechanical engineering in aeronautics at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. He graduated in 2003 with a master project in the field of tribology. In 2008, he was awarded a PhD in Engineering Sciences at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, completing a research project involving simulations in nanotechnology. As a post-doctoral fellow of the FRS-FNRS from 2009 to 2013, Peter focused his research on the development of a novel computational methodology applied to quasi brittle materials. His core research activities are computational and aimed at solving complex real-life problems in structural and material mechanics. He is currently pursuing research on the computational assessment of structural robustness and on the mechanics of complex materials and surfaces.
For more than 12 years, Peter has devoted a lot of effort to teaching and training students. In this area, as well as in research, he favours a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach, believing that such a working environment fosters innovation.