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

Here is a list of available projects:
Fluid-structure interaction simulations of a wind turbine blades Master Numerical Davide Selvatici, Richard Stevens
Evaporating drops: From coffee stains to inkjet printing Master Experimental Pim Dekker, Detlef Lohse, Marjolein van der Linden
Swirling Kolmogorov flow Master Numerical Chris HowlandRoberto VerziccoDetlef Lohse
Simplified atmospheric convection Master Numerical Chris HowlandRichard StevensDetlef Lohse
The role of Particle Shape in Granular Dam Break Dynamics Master Experimental Muhammad Ahmed Hanif, Devaraj van der Meer
Production of micron-sized particles and capsules by 3D-printed fully three-dimensional microfluidic channels Master Experimental Timothy Chan, Saeed Saleem, Dominik Krug, Guillaume Lajoinie
Cavitation from microcrevices in viscoelastic media Master Experimental Dawid Surdeko, Guillaume Lajoinie, Michel Versluis
Vaporization dynamics of superheated microcapsules Master Experimental Saeed Saleem, Guillaume Lajoinie, Michel Versluis
Dynamics of multiple super-heated microdroplets Master Experimental Saeed Saleem, Guillaume Lajoinie, Michel Versluis
Understanding sheared convection at melting submarine glaciers Master Numerical Chris Howland, Detlef Lohse
The impact of atmospheric conditions on wind farm wakes Master Numerical Richard Stevens
A deeper understanding of bubble drag reduction in Taylor–Couette flow Master Experimental Timothy Chan, Luuk Blaauw, Dominik Krug, Sander Huisman
The roughness distribution problem for minimised drag Master Experimental Luuk Blaauw, Sander Huisman
Rotational and Lagrangian statistics of oddly-shaped particles in turbulence Master Experimental Mees FlapperSander Huisman
Optimising and understanding the generation of homogeneous isotropic turbulence (HIT) Master Experimental Mees FlapperSander Huisman
What shape of ice melts the slowest in water? Master/Bachelor Numerical Rui Yang, Sander Huisman
Melting, erosion and dissolution of objects Master/Bachelor Experimental Sander Huisman
Design and test of nozzle geometries to optimize bubble size distributions Master/Bachelor Experimental Dominik Krug, Simon Beelen
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
Alcoholic droplets spinning towards chaos while they approach their death Master/Bachelor Experimental Alvaro Marin, Christian Diddens
Graphene snowballs or snowflakes? Master/Bachelor Experimental Alvaro Marin
Microfluidic bacterial wellness center Master/Bachelor Experimental Alvaro Marin
Propeller-shaped structures in Saturn's rings Master/Bachelor Numerical Edgar Ortega Roano, Devaraj van der Meer
Interaction of droplets and colloidal suspensions with an advancing solidification front Master/Bachelor Experimental Jochem Meijer, Detlef Lohse
Simulating the minimal unit of vertical convection Master/Bachelor Numerical Chris Howland, Detlef Lohse
Coalescence driven dynamics of hydrogen bubbles during water electrolysis Master/Bachelor Experimental Çayan Demirkır, Aleksandr Bashkatov, Dominik Krug, Detlef Lohse

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 Twitter, 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:

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.

Max Planck Gesellschaft
4TU Precision Medicine
Centre for Scientific Computing