Student thesis and internship projects

The Physics of Fluids group covers a wide variety of topics. To get some idea on the topics we work on you can look at our Research section, or our research poster, our published articles, or previous master and PhD theses here:

Here is a list of available projects:
Mysterious Ring in Evaporating Drops: Experiments Master Experimental Pim Dekker, Alvaro Marin
Steps towards understanding thrombus growth dynamics after endovascular aneurysm repair Master Experimental Hadi Mirgolbabaee
Mysterious Rings in Evaporating Drops: Numerics Master Numerical Duarte Rocha, Christian Diddens
Evaporating drops: From coffee stains to inkjet printing Master Experimental Pim Dekker, Detlef Lohse, Marjolein van der Linden
Wind farms in Stratocumulus-Topped Boundary Layers Master Numerical Davide Selvatici, Richard Stevens
Simplified atmospheric convection Master Numerical Chris HowlandRichard StevensDetlef Lohse
The impact of atmospheric conditions on wind farm wakes Master Numerical Richard Stevens
Rotational and Lagrangian statistics of oddly-shaped particles in turbulence Master Experimental Mees FlapperSander Huisman
Flow characterisation in Homogeneous Isotropic Turbulence facility Master Experimental Edoardo Bellincioni, Sander Huisman
Melting of Ice Balls in Homogeneous Isotropic Turbulence 🧊 Master/Bachelor Experimental Edoardo Bellincioni, Sander Huisman
Melting, erosion, and dissolution dynamics 🧊 Master/Bachelor Experimental Quentin Kriaa, Edoardo Bellincioni, Sander Huisman
How do fluid motions affect the melting dynamics of a drifting iceberg? 🧊 Master/Bachelor Experimental Edoardo Bellincioni, Quentin Kriaa, Sander Huisman
Ice sculpting for physicists 🧊 Master/Bachelor Experimental Simen Bootsma, Sander Huisman
Impact of dynamic wind conditions on wind farms Master/Bachelor Numerical Yang Liu, Richard Stevens
Colloidal buckling balls Master/Bachelor Experimental/Numerical Raphael Saiseau, Alvaro Marin
Alcoholic droplets spinning towards chaos while they approach their death Master/Bachelor Experimental Alvaro Marin, Christian Diddens
Droplet microswimmers Master/Bachelor Experimental Corinna MaaßPrashanth Ramesh
Playing ping-pong with liquid droplets Master/Bachelor Numerical Vatsal Sanjay, Vincent Bertin, Pierre Chantelot, Detlef Lohse
Instability dynamics of flowing liquid films: on plates and fibers Master/Bachelor Numerical Vatsal Sanjay, Wilko Rohlfs Detlef Lohse
Air layer drainage under an impacting hydrogel droplet Master/Bachelor Numerical Vatsal Sanjay, Udo Sen Detlef Lohse
Bursting of sandwiched liquid films Master/Bachelor Numerical Vatsal Sanjay, Udo Sen, Detlef Lohse
Sliding of oil-engulfed droplets Master/Bachelor Numerical Vatsal Sanjay, Udo Sen, Detlef Lohse
Bursting Bubbles: from champagne to complex liquids Master/Bachelor Numerical Vatsal Sanjay, Alexandros Oratis, Mazi Jalaal, Detlef Lohse
Drops and bubbles spreading on lubricant infused surfaces Master/Bachelor Numerical Vatsal Sanjay, Alexandros Oratis, Detlef Lohse
Gravity defying liquids Master/Bachelor Numerical Vatsal Sanjay, Udo Sen, Detlef Lohse
Simulating the minimal unit of vertical convection Master/Bachelor Numerical Chris Howland, Detlef Lohse
Convection in Moist Atmospheres Master/Bachelor Numerical Richard Stevens, Chris Howland, Davide Selvatici
On the dynamics of hydrogen bubbles during water electrolysis Master/Bachelor Experimental Aleksandr Bashkatov, Dominik Krug, Detlef Lohse
Can rotor tilt improve wind farm power production? Bachelor Numerical Jens Kasper, Richard Stevens
Effects of Stratocumulus Clouds on the Earth’s Boundary Layer Bachelor Numerical Davide Selvatici, Richard Stevens

This is just a small sample of the topics that we work on, if you have seen some of our research during our lectures, on YouTube or X, in published papers, or are interested in a certain measurement technique or experimental facility we can also make a custom assignment based on your interests. For information about doing your bachelor thesis, master thesis, or internship project in the Physics of Fluids group, you can contact the involved persons in the table directly, and for more information on thesis projects (in general) or a custom project, please contact Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sander Huisman. For external internships please also contact:

Room: Meander 264

For Biomedical Engineering students and Technical Medicine students please contact Prof. Dr. Michel Versluis:
Room: Meander 260


Download the thesis proposal template.