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.

TP Seminar/Lunch Schedule

28.11.2019  -  Ricardo
05.12.2019  -  Elise Roelse / Pratik Dalvi
12.12.2019 - Debasish Sarker




November 2019:
Em. Prof. Hanjalic elected in Russian Acedemy of Sciences.
At the General Meeting of the Russian Academy of Sciences on the 15th of November 2019, TP’s emeritus professor Kemal Hanjalic was elected as a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Prof. Hanjalic research is in the area of fluid flow, turbulence and heat transfer in energy storage and conversion. His most famous contribution to the field was the development of Reynolds Stress Models for modelling turbulent flows.

Prof. Kemal Hanjalic was born in Sarajevo in 1939, where he graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in 1964. He received his master's degree from the University of Birmingham and his doctorate in fluid mechanics from Imperial College in London (1970). Between 1964 and 1987, he grew through the ranks at the University of Sarajevo, starting as a research assistant and ending as the Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. He subsequently was the Mayor of Sarajevo (1985-1987) and the Minister of Science and Technology in the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1987-1991); After guest professorships in Erlangen and Michigan, he joined Delft University of Technology, were he was Professor and Head of Section Thermal and Fluids Sciences from 1994 until 2005, and subsequently an emeritus professor of Transport Phenomena in TU Delft’s department of Chemical engineering. He also was a visiting professor at the University of La Sapienza in Rome, Imperial College in London, University of Cambridge, University of California, University of Kyoto, University of Singapore, to name a few.Prof. Hanjalic is a member of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Hercegovina, Fellow of the Institute of Physics, and Fellow of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences. He was awarded a DSc (Eng), University of London 1998, and the Max-Plank Research Prize, Germany, 1992. He was nominated twice for the Global Energy Prize for outstanding scientific research and technological development in the field of energy.

Kosta Petrov joined TP as a PhD candidate.
He is going to work development of new membrane materials for electrochemical CO2 reduction with David Vermaas.

Brice Saint-Michel joined TP as a PostDoc.
He is going to work on the flow and dynamics of Soft Matter with Valeria Garbin.

October 2019:
PhD student Maulik Shah (PPE/TP) recently published a paper “Thermal fluctuations in capillary thinning of thin liquid films” in Journal of Fluid Mechanics.

PhD student Sid Mukherjee recently published a paper “Droplet-turbulence interactions and quasi-equilibrium dynamics in turbulent emulsions” in Journal of Fluid Mechanics.

Dr. Valeria Garbin joined TP as an associate Professor. 


September 2019: 
Kevin van As' paper on speckle imaging of blood flow is PRE's editor's choice.

Dr. David Vermaas has received a 1.5 M€ ERC starting grant for his reserach proposal "Enhanced Mass Transport in Electrochemical Systems for Renewable Fuels and Clean Water".



Recent Publications

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