Prof.dr.ir. Chris Kleijn
Full Professor and Director of Education
Chris Kleijn has been assistant (1991), associate (1996) and full professor (since 2001) at Delft University of Technology. His research interests are in experimental and computational heat and mass transfer (particularly in materials processing: thin film deposition, steel melting and welding) and multiphase microfluidics. In recent years his main academic activities have shifted towards leadership in education, being Director of Studies for the bachelor Applied Physics, the Director of Education of the faculty of Applied Sciences and a Comenius senior fellow on education of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Chris Kleijn received his MSc (1986) in Applied Physics and PhD (1991) in Applied Sciences from Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. His PhD thesis and the first part of his scientific career were devoted to transport phenomena and chemistry in Chemical Vapour Deposition processes for thin film deposition. During this period he was visiting scientist at MIT and visiting professor at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Later his research changed gears in the direction of flow, heat and mass transfer in high Prandtl number fluids (steel processing), PPE, rarefied gases, and multiphase microfluidics. He was the (co)author of >200 internationally reviewed scientific publications and several book(chapter)s. Since 2019 he serves on the Management Team of the Faculty of Applied Sciences as the Director of Education.
Current teaching activities:
Thermodynamics (BSc Applied Physics); Transport Phenomena (BSc Applied Physics); Design Engineering for Physicists (BSc Applied Physics); Continuum Physics (MSc Applied Physics).
Past teaching activities:
Environmental Physics (MSc Applied Physics); Physics of Sustainable Energy (BSc Applied Physics); Transport Phenomena (BSc Chemical Engineering and BSc Applied Earth Sciences); Thermodynamics (national programme for the training of prospective high school teachers); computational fluid dynamics (post graduate course).
- 2019 - now: Member of Management Team of the Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology, as Director of Education
- 2014 - 2019: Director of Studies, Bachelor Applied Physics, Delft University of Technology
- 2012 - 2014: Member of the daily board of the Chemical Engineering Department, Delft University of Technology
- 2012 - now: Head of Transport Phenomena Group, Department of Chemical Engineering,Delft University of Technology
- 2011 - 2014: Chairman of the Exam Committee of the BSc Applied Physics, Delft University of Technology
- 2007 - 2011: Member of the Program Committee of the 4th (2007), 5th (2008), 6th (2009), 7th (2010) and 8th (2011) Workshops on Simulation of Multiphysics Multiscale Systems in conjunction with the International Conferences on Computational Science
- 2009 – 2017: Member of the board of the JM Burgers Centre national graduate school for fluid mechanics
- 2006 – now: Member of the board of the Delft Centre for Computational Science and Engineering
- 2004 - 2014: Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal ‘Chemical Vapor Deposition’
- 2001: Co-organiser of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Chemical Physics of Thin Film Deposition processes for Micro- and Nano-Technologies, (Kaunas, Lithuania)
- 1998 - now: Elected member of the ASME-PVP Fluid-Structure-Interaction committee
- 1998 - 2004: Co-organiser and proceedings editor of five consecutive ASME-PVP International Symposiums on Computational Technologies for Fluid/Thermal/Chemical Systems with Industrial Applications
- 1997 - 2014: Elected member of the EuroCVD International Advisory Board
- 1992 - now: Faculty member the Netherlands National Graduate School for Process Technology
- 1991 - now: Faculty member of the Netherlands National Graduate School for Fluid Dynamics