Department of Thermal and Fluid Engineering (TFE)

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Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, and Thermodynamics in the BSc. programme Mechanical Engineering. Thermal and Fluid Engineering  (TFE) is one of the specializations of  the MSc. programme Mechanical Engineering. Detailed information on the programme and the list of courses given by the TFE deparment can be found on the  education page. Starting september 2020 leading the ME Master tracks: Aeronautical Engineering, Energy and Flow, and contributing to Personalized Health, Materials, and others.


Our laboratories are well-equipped and have bench-scale facilities and pilot-plants for thermal conversion processes and (aero-acoustic) wind tunnel facilities.  For large computations and to speed up the calculation process the department has the availability over multiple high end computational clusters. More information about the facilities can be found on the facilities page

Organization and Contact

The department is chaired by prof. dr. ir. Gerrit Brem and the first focal point for internal affairs within the university. The primarily contact person for students and educational matters is the coordinator education prof. dr. ir. Kees Venner. The secretariat is located in the Horstring building N242. Contact details of the secretary of each group can be found on the contact page.