Prof.dr. Saša Kenjereš
Research performed in prof.dr. Kenjereš’s Lab covers of a wide range of fundamental and applied phenomena in physics, engineering (chemical, mechanical, biomedical, environmental, energy), medicine, and computer science, which include: (I) multiscale transport phenomena in biomedical applications (numerical methods, computer simulations, and experiments); (II) advanced fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer, and turbulence (mathematical modeling, simulations, and experiments); (III) coupling fluid mechanics and electromagnetism (magnetohydrodynamics, MHD); (IV) environmental flows, turbulent dispersion in complex urban areas, atmospheric chemistry and crowd behavior; (V) high-performance supercomputing (HPC).
In recent years, a novel research direction was initiated with a focus on the mathematical modelling, advanced computational simulations, and state-of-art experiments based on the combined particle imaging velocimetry (PIV) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to mimic complex blood and air flows in the patient-specific cardiovascular and respiratory systems. “At present, we are witnessing rapid trends of a close convergence of research topics between the engineering sciences, life sciences, healthcare, and biomedical fields. I strongly believe in the tremendous potential of combining engineering (chemical, biomedical, mechanical), science (applied physics, applied mathematics, computer science, high-performance computing), medicine and biology in solving some of the most challenging research questions dealing with the early identification, diagnostics, and efficient treatment of various diseases in humans.
"My personal goal is to see the transfer of knowledge, models, computer codes, and experimental approaches from my engineering Lab to practical clinical applications. This is achieved through a strategical collaboration with University Medical Centers in The Netherlands (EMC Rotterdam, LUMC Leiden, AMC Amsterdam, UMC Maastricht) and universities abroad (ETH Zurich, Ghent University, AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Huston Methodist Research Institute and Hospital, Harvard School of Public Health, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China).
In parallel to research, I have supervised more than 20 Ph.D. at TUD and abroad (ETH Zurich, University of Ghent), more than 15 Postdocs and Research Associates, as well as more than 200 M.Sc. and B.Sc. students from various programs within TUD, including Applied Physics, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Molecular Science and Technology, and Applied Mathematics.”
Prof.dr. Saša Kenjereš is a Full Professor of Applied Physics and Chemical Engineering at the Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics in 1999 at the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. From 2001 to 2005 he was a Research Fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences and Arts (KNAW). From 2005 to 2006 he was a Burgers Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA, Institute of Physical Science and Technology, Computer and Space Science/Earth Systems Science Interdisciplinary Center. He received ERCOFTAC (European Research Community on Flow, Turbulence, and Combustion) and Leonhard Euler Centre Visitor Fellowships at ETH Zurich, Switzerland (2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, and 2014). He was the Marie-Curie Visiting Professor at the AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland (2007-2013). He is currently (2022-present) also Visiting Professor of the double-degree Energy and Environmental Engineering MSc program between the Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, and the AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland.
Advanced Fluid Mechanics/Heat and Mass Transfer/Turbulence
Multi-Scale Multi-Physics Transport Phenomena
- Continuum Physics (MSc Applied Physics, 6 ECTS)
- Advanced Physical Transport Phenomena (MSc Applied Physics & Chemical Engineering, 6 ECTS)
- Biological Transport Phenomena (MSc Chemical Engineering, 4 ECTS)
- Mechanics 1 (BSc in Applied Earth Sciences, 4 ECTS) (responsible instructor, lecturing, tests, exams; students ~100 per year; period: 2008-2015)
- Understanding Climate in Cities: Modelling and Simulations (BSc Minor/Interfaculty TUD, 4 ECTS) (responsible instructor; 10-20 students per year; period: 2010-2014)
- Research Practicum in Applied Physics (BSc in Applied Physics, 3 ECTS) (Responsible Instructor and Supervision; 20 students per year; period: 2008-2019)
- Transport Phenomena in Biological Systems (BSc Minor in Medical Technology, Biomedical Engineering, Medical Delta, EMC Rotterdam and Leiden University, 1 ECTS) (Responsible instructor + Exam, 20 students per year; period: 2009-2011)
- The final group research project (PEP) (BSc in Applied Physics, 4 ECTS) (Supervision, 10 students per year; period: 2007-2019)
- Turbulence (Graduate Course), J. M. Burgersecentrum Research School for Fluid Mechanics (one week intensive PhD course) (students 20-30; period: 2008-2009)
- Special Lectures on Magnetohydrodynamics (MSc and PhD course; AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland; series of 10 lectures; 15 students per year; period: 2007-2008)