Welcome to the Physics of Fluids group

A chair which belongs to the Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Twente cooperating in the TechMed Research Institute and is part of the Max Planck - University of Twente Center for Complex Fluid Dynamics and the Twente Centre for Scientific Computing and the JM Burgers centre



Prof. Dr. Detlef Lohse
Chair holder
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Martin van der Hoef
Numerical simulation of particulate two-phase flow
Prof. Dr. Devaraj van der Meer
Physics of granular matter and interstitial fluids
Prof. Dr. Ir. Chris de Korte
Medical ultrasound imaging
Prof. Dr. Jacco Snoeijer
Capillary flows and elasticity
Prof. Dr. Marjolein van der Linden
Fundamentals of inkjet printing
Prof. Dr. Michel Versluis
Physical and medical acoustics
Prof. Dr. Andrea Prosperetti
Berkhoff professor
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alvaro Marin
Confined soft matter
Prof. Dr. Chao Sun
Turbulence and multiphase flow
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Richard Stevens
Numerical simulations of turbulence
Prof. Dr. Roberto Verzicco
Direct numerical simulations of turbulence
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sander Huisman
Multiphase flows
Prof. Dr. Xuehua Zhang
Surface and colloidal science and engineering
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dominik Krug
Turbulence boundary layers and multiphase flow

Professors Emeriti

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Corinna Maaß
Active Soft Matter
Prof. Dr. Ir. Leen van Wijngaarden
Multiphase flow, acoustics, gravity waves
Assis. Prof. Dr. Guillaume Lajoinie
Microscale flow, phase-change, and acoustics
Prof. Dr. Frits Dijksman
Innovative biomedical applications of inkjet technology
Dr. Christian Diddens
Numerical simulation of multi-component droplets

The Physics of Fluids group is studying a wide variety of flow phenomena, both fundamental and applied, and we combine experimental, theoretical, and numerical methods to solve problems in fluid dynamics. The range of topics go from nanobubbles to accretion disks, from granular flow to medical flow, and from wind turbines to microfluidic chips. The problems we study generally get their complexity from phase transitions (boiling, cavitation, melting, dissolution), from particulate additions (particles, bubbles, droplets), from chemical additions (surfactants, pH), from gradients (salinity, thermal, velocity), from boundary conditions (pinning, (de)wetting, superhydrophobicity), or material properties (elasticity, plasticity). Complexity can also arise from very small scales or very high velocities, which can be solved by using the latest high-speed cameras, (confocal) microscopes, and high speed lasers, or by simulating the problems.

With over a 100 members in our group we cover a wide range of topics in our 16 labs and use high-performance computing facilities all over the world. The group receives external research funding from NWO, ERC, EU, and various companies.

Upcoming events:

Tomorrow, 10:00 – 11:00SeminarExploring the Turbulent Dissipation Regime in the VDTT
Tomorrow, 11:00 – 12:00SeminarHigh Reynolds number wind turbine experiments
Friday October 6th, 12:30 – 14:00PhD defenseDynamics of flow, particles and bubbles in a piezo-acoustic inkjet channel
Friday October 6th, 14:30 – 16:00PhD defenseRotation and confinement in turbulent Rayleigh-Bénard convection
Sunday October 8th – Wednesday October 11thOtherFlow for Future - PoF25
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