Transport Phenomena

The Transport Phenomena group studies the transport of mass, momentum and heat in physical and (electro)chemical processes related to advanced materials processing, energy conversion and storage, and health. Our main interest is in transport around (solid-fluid, liquid-gas, liquid-liquid, membrane-fluid and electrically charged) interfaces, which we wish to understand, control and enhance.

We enjoy performing fundamental research to gain a deep understanding of the underlying phenomena, while at the same time we find it important to apply our knowledge to real-life applications.We use both theoretical and computational models, and non-intrusive experiments based on laser and X-ray techniques.

Online TP Seminar Schedule (Thursday's 12:30 - 13:00)

05.11.2020 - Andrey
26.11.2020 - Laura + Conchita
03.12.2020 - Artem
12.10.2020 - Aron + Dion
17.12.2020 - Matheus
24.12.2020 - Winter break
31.12.2020 - Winter break


November 2020:
Yanyan Liu joined the group as a Postdoc. With her experience in mass transfer in multi-phase flow and microfluidics, she is going to work on the scale-up of reactions in Pickering suspensions. 

October 2020:
Dr. Bijoy Bera joined the group as assistant professor. He is an expert in interfacial phenomena and (co-)author of 15 ISI journal papers.

September 2020:
We congratulate Manu Chakkingal for successfully defending his PhD on Convective Heat Transfer in Coarse-Grained Porous Media.

July 2020:

We are very proud and happy to congratulate Sasa Kenjereš to his appointment as full professor.

Andrey Goryachev has joined the group as a postdoctoral researcher.

April 2020:
We are happy to welcome so many new students to our weekly group meeting. 

We congratulate Iman Atai Dadavi to obtaining his PhD.

The PhD candidates Nathalie Ligthart and Jorrit Bleeker, and the Postdoc Matthäa Holland-Cunz are joining our group. 

Recent Publications

D. Baresch and V. Garbin, Acoustic trapping of microbubbles in complex environments and controlled payload releasePNAS2020 [featured on cnrs.frphys.orgEOS wetenschapSciences et Avenir]

E. Casioli, S. Buckingham, S. Keijers, K. Van Tichelen, Sasa Keneres, Numerical and experimental analysis of a planar jet with heated co-flow at medium and low Prandtl-number values, Nuc. Eng. Des., 2020, 110570

S. Mukherjee, A. Safdari, O. Shardt, S. Kenjeres, H. E. A. van den Akker, Droplet-turbulence interactions and quasi-equilibrium dynamics in turbulent emulsions, J. Fluid. Mech., 2019, 878, 221-276

M. S. Shah, V. van Steijn, C. R. Kleijn, M. T. Kreutzer, Thermal fluctuations in capillary thinning of thin liquid films, J. Fluid. Mech., 2019, 876, 1090-1107 

K. van As, J.. Boterman, C. R. Kleijn, S. Kenjeres, N. Bhattacharya, Laser speckle imaging of flowing blood: A numerical study, Phys. Rev. E, 2019, 100(3), 033317

V. Garbin, Collapse mechanisms and extreme deformation of particle-laden interfaces, Curr. Opin. Colloid Interface Sci., 2019, 39, 202-211

B. Dollet, P. Marmottant, V. Garbin, Bubble Dynamics in Soft and Biological Matter, Annu. Rev. Fluid Mech, 2019, 51, 331-355

I. Ataei-Dadavia, N. Rounaghi, M. Chakkingal, S. Kenjeres, C. R. Kleijn, M. J. Tummers, An experimental study of flow and heat transfer in a differentially side heated cavity filled with coarse porous mediaInt. J. Heat Mass Transf.2019, 143,  118591

W. Jin, J. R. van Ommen, C. R. Kleijn, Moving reaction fronts in fractal nanoparticle agglomeratesChem. Eng. Sci2019206,180-186

S. Kenjeres, J. P. van der Krieke, C. Li, Endothelium resolving simulations of wall shear-stress dependent mass transfer of LDL in diseased coronary arteries, Comp. Biol. and Med., 114, 2019, 103453

K.C.J. Schutte, L. M. Portela, A. Werda, R. A. W. M. Henkes, Formation and break-up of rigid agglomerates in turbulent channel and pipe flows, J. Fluid Mech2018, 857, 539-561

C. Haringa, C. de Jong, D. A. Hoang, L. M. Portela, C. R. Kleijn, M. T. Kreutzer, V. van Steijn, Breakup of elongated droplets in microfluidic T-junctions, Phys. Rev. Fluids, 2019, 4, 024203 

W. A. Smith, T. Burdyny, D. A. Vermaas, H. Geerlings, Pathways to Industrial-Scale Fuel Out of Thin Air from CO2 Electrolysis, Joule, 20193(8), 1822-1834