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. The Physics of Fuids group is also actively working on topics related to climate change and the energy transition.

Full-time

Part-time

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
Adj. Prof. Dr. Alvaro Marin
Flowing 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 MaaƟ
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


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, see our Research page. The group receives external research funding from NWO, ERC, EU, and various companies.

Upcoming events:

Tomorrow, 16:00 – 17:00SeminarThe physics of blood flow
Monday June 24th, 16:00 – 17:00SeminarLaser heating and melting of metals on nanoscale: Breakup of metal filaments & thermal crowding
Wednesday June 26th, 14:30 – 16:00PhD defenseDissolution and Vaporisation of Superheated Droplets and Capsules
Monday July 1st, 16:00 – 17:00SeminarTurbulent flow behind aortic valve prostheses
Wednesday July 3rd, 16:00 – 17:00Seminartba
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