what's The "Max Planck Center for Complex Fluid Dynamics"?
The Max Planck Center is a research network dedicated to study the complexities of fluid dynamics, in its broadest sense. Starting from nanometric scales (nanobubbles, -droplets and -particles), through micrometric scales (microfluidic-scales) up to macroscopic and industrial-scale flows (turbulence). The application areas are vast and varied: industrial processes, catalysts for sustainable energy, medical lab-on-a-chip systems, climate science... etc.
The center is composed by two research groups from the University of Twente (The Netherlands) and four groups from two different Max Planck Institutes. The contribution from the Netherlands comes from the Physics of Fluids group of Detlef Lohse and the BIOS Lab-on-a-chip group of Albert van den Berg. Two Max Planck Institutes are involved in the research: From the Max Planck for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen (DE), the research groups of Stephan Herminghaus (Dynamics of Complex Fluids group) and Eberhard Bodenschatz (Laboratory for Fluid Dynamics, Pattern Formation and Biocomplexity). From the Max Planck for Polymer Research in Mainz (DE), the research groups of Hans-Jürgen Butt (Physics of Interfaces) and Katharina Landfester (Physical Chemistry of Polymers).