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

09.01.2020 - Bice Saint-Michel
16.01.2020 - Namrata Shah and Thomas Vollebregt
23.01.2020 - Vacancy
06.02.2020 - Joe Juffermans
13.02.2020 - Joel van Lunteren
20.02.2020 - Kosta Petrov




January 2020:
We are starting 2020 with presentations and posters at Physics@Veldhoven:

  • Hydrodynamics-mass transfer interplay in a bubble column: bubble size distribution effects (Manas, Debasish and Luis)
  • Numerical simulation of liquid melt flows in controlled continuous casting (Artem and Sasa)
  • Interaction between rarefied sonic metal vapor plumes (Elin, Sasa, and Chris)
  • Blood flow patterns in the patient-specific left ventricle model with dynamic valves (Fei)
  • Acoustic excitation of small bubbles in yield-stress fluids (Brice and Valeria)

December 2019:
TP group alumnus Bouke Kaaks wins MSc thesis award from Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK-CEN).
The MSc Thesis of Mr Bouke Kaaks, entitled "Numerical Investigation of Low-Prandtl Triple Jets" supervised by MSc Edoardo Cascioli (PhD candidate) and Assoc. Prof Dr. Sasa Kenjeres received the best MSc thesis award in the field of nuclear engineering in 2019 by the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK-CEN) in Mol, Belgium. The results are of great importance in developing the 4th generation of liquid-metal cooled nuclear reactors.

We congratulate Siddhartha Mukherjee to obtaining his PhD with cum laude.

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.



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