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.

Academic background

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.


Transport Phenomena
Fluid Dynamics
Computational Modelling