Opening Max Planck - University of Twente Center for Complex Fluid Dynamics

THE WORLD OF FLUIDS IS A FASCINATING ONE, RAISING MANY INTRIGUING RESEARCH QUESTIONS RANGING FROM NANO DROPLETS TO LARGE-SCALE TURBULENCE. CUTTING-EDGE FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH FINDS ITS WAY TO APPLICATION AREAS LIKE RENEWABLE ENERGY, BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES, INKJET PRINTING AND MARINE TECHNOLOGY.

On behalf of the Max Planck Gesellschaft and the University of Twente we would like to invite you to the official opening ceremony of the new cooperative research unit:

'Max Planck - University of Twente Center for Complex Fluid Dynamics'.

Program

Friday 3 March 2017
Program: 11.00h - 15.45h

Location: Waaier building, campus University of Twente

Registration and welcome (11.00h - 11.30h)
Start event: 11.30h
Chair of the day: Janneke Hoedemaekers   

Opening words by

  • Mr. Victor van der Chijs; President University of Twente 
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Stratmann; President Max Planck Gesellschaft 
  • Prof. Dr. Detlef Lohse; Physics of Fluids, Physics of Fluids group
  • Prof. Dr. Eberhard Bodenschatz; Director of the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization

Moderated talks about the role of the new center in international perspective, the importance of international cooperation in today's world and developments in research funding (11.40h - 12.20h):
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Ing. Dave Blank

  • Prof. Dr. Detlef Lohse; Physics of Fluids, Physics of Fluids group
  • Prof. Dr. Eberhard Bodenschatz; Director of the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization
  • Prof.dr. Thom Palstra; Rector Magnificus
  • Mr. Sander Dekker; State Secretary of Education, Culture and Science
  • Mr. Dirk Brengelmann; Ambassador of Germany in The Netherlands 
  • Mr. Eddy van Hijum; Member Executive Council Province of Overijssel
  • Prof. Dr. Stan Gielen; President of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
  • Prof. Dr. Wim van Saarloos; vice president of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

Official opening of the Max Planck Center (12.20h)

Champagne and walking lunch (12.30h)

Science talks (13.45h - 15.45h)

  • Keynote: Prof. Roberto Verzicco; Università di Roma and UT: ‘The human heart, turbulence and deformability'
  • Prof. Dr. Katharina Landfester; Physical Chemistry of Polymers, MPl Mainz 
  • Prof. Dr. Albert van den Berg; BIOS Lab-on-a-Chip, University of Twente 
  • Prof. Dr. Stephan Herminghaus; Complex Fluids, MPl Göttingen
  • Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Butt, MPIP Mainz
  • Prof. Dr. Eberhard Bodenschatz Hydrodynamics MPI Göttingen
  • Prof. Dr. Detlef Lohse Physics of Fluids group, University of Twente

Closure, drinks and snacks (15.45h)

Registration form

Please register here for the opening ceremony.