Student Thesis 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, our published articles, the previous theses here and here, and the poster below:

Here is a list of available projects:
TitleTypeSupervisors
Effect of water evaporation on multi-component liquids containing particles in printhead nozzle Master Herman Wijshoff, Pim Dekker, Lijun Thayyil Raju, Detlef Lohse
Cavitation from microcrevices in viscoelastic media Master Dawid Surdeko, Guillaume Lajoinie, Michel Versluis
Nonlinear oscillations of a microcrevice bubble Master Dawid Surdeko, Guillaume Lajoinie, Michel Versluis
Vaporization dynamics of superheated microcapsules Master Saeed Saleem, Guillaume Lajoinie, Michel Versluis
Dynamics of multiple super-heated microdroplets Master Saeed Saleem, Guillaume Lajoinie, Michel Versluis
Understanding sheared convection at melting submarine glaciers Master Chris Howland, Detlef Lohse
Dirt particle motion in an ink channel: Altering the dynamics through a multi-component pulse Master Yogesh Jethani, Tim Segers, Michel Versluis
Does blood flow influence the outcome of endovascular abdominal aneurysm repair? Master Erik Groot Jebbink, Hadi Mirgolbabaee
The impact of atmospheric conditions on wind farm wakes Master Anja Stieren, Richard Stevens
The roughness distribution problem for minimised drag Master Morgan Li, Luuk Blaauw, Sander Huisman
Greek alcoholic beverages: turbulent Ouzo effect Master/Bachelor Yoan LeeSander Huisman
Melting, erosion and dissolution of objects Master/Bachelor Pim WaasdorpSander Huisman
Air layer drainage under an impacting hydrogel droplet Master/Bachelor Vatsal Sanjay, Udo Sen, Detlef Lohse
Bursting of sandwiched liquid films Master/Bachelor Vatsal Sanjay, Udo Sen, Detlef Lohse
Sliding of oil-engulfed droplets Master/Bachelor Vatsal Sanjay, Udo Sen, Detlef Lohse
Spontaneous bursting of multicomponent polymeric droplets Master/Bachelor Udo Sen, Detlef Lohse
Particles in an evaporating multi-component liquid column Master/Bachelor Lijun Thayyil Raju, Udo Sen, Detlef Lohse
The dance of levitated droplets Master/Bachelor Maaike Rump, Udo Sen, Michel Versluis, Detlef Lohse
Gravity defying liquids Master/Bachelor Vatsal Sanjay, Udo Sen, Michel Versluis, Detlef Lohse
Playing ping-pong with liquid drops Master/Bachelor Vatsal Sanjay, Srinath Lakshman, Pierre Chantelot, Detlef Lohse
How do travelling capillary waves entrain air? Master/Bachelor Vatsal Sanjay, Utkarsh Jain, Devaraj van der Meer, Detlef Lohse
Understanding viscous effects in bouncing drops? Master/Bachelor Vatsal Sanjay, Srinath Lakshman, Pierre Chantelot, Detlef Lohse
Numerical simulation of a lava lamp Master/Bachelor Rui Yang, Haoran Liu, Roberto Verzicco
Alcoholic droplets spinning towards chaos while they approach their death Master/Bachelor Alvaro Marin, Christian Diddens
Microfluidic bacterial wellness center Master/Bachelor Alvaro Marin
Graphene snowballs or snowflakes Master/Bachelor Alvaro Marin
In-vitro studies on microsphere (Holmium-166) distribution in liver vasculature using Laser PIV techniques Master/Bachelor Erik Groot Jebbink, Hadi Mirgolbabaee
Effect of Coriolis force on wind farm performance Master/Bachelor Srinidhi Nagarada Gadde, Richard Stevens
Propeller-shaped structures in Saturn's rings Master/Bachelor Edgar Ortega Roano, Devaraj van der Meer

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, 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 or master thesis project in the Physics of Fluids group or more information on thesis projects or a custom project, please contact Assis. Prof. Dr. Sander Huisman:

E-mail: s.g.huisman@utwente.nl
Room: Meander 264

For Biomedical Engineering students and Technical Medicine students please contact Prof. Dr. Michel Versluis:
 
E-mail: m.versluis@utwente.nl
Room: Meander 260

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