Department of Thermal and Fluid Engineering (TFE)

Research within the TFE department is focussed on the development of high performance processes and systems with minimal use of energy and resources on all scales. Main topics are energy, acoustics and computational engineering by bridging disciplines and crossing scales

Our research is characterized by an engineering attitude:

  • practical solutions for applied problems
  • based on correct physics
  • accurate simulations
  • dedicated experiments

research groups

The department of Thermal and Fluid Engineering (TFE) comprises three research groups. For more details about the research groups click on one of the links below. 

education

Thermal and Fluid Engineering is one of the five specializations that belongs to the masters's programme Mechanical Engineering. More information about this specialization, a full list of all the courses given by the TFE department and other important educational matters can be found on the education page

facilities

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. G. 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. C.H. Venner. The secretariat is located in the Horstring building N242. Contact details of the secretary of each group can be found here