Fluid Dynamics Research

Research and education for the multidisciplinary specialisation in Fluid Dynamics are organised by various research groups within the faculties of Science and Technology (TNW) and Engineering Technology (ET)

At the start of your Master’s, you will choose one research group in which you will work as a junior researcher. From this research group a mentor will be assigned to you to guide you through important decisions such as compiling the perfect set of courses and deciding on an internship.

Research Clusters 

The clusters or departments participating in this specialisation are:

Prof.dr.ir. Kees Venner

My main mission as a scientist is to contribute to the transition to sustainable technology. It is crucial to do this through interdisciplinary collaboration. That is why I always involve scientists from different disciplines. I try to serve as a bridge between engineering and physics so that we can translate new discoveries in physics to actual implementation in daily life technology.

Prof.dr.ir. Kees Venner

Research Highlights

Extended Lifetime of Respiratory Droplets

We have gotten used to keeping a distance of six feet. But what is behind this distance norm? What do we actually know about the droplets when breathing or sneezing, droplets that can be carriers of the corona virus? The complex turbulent flow of moist and warm air from our throat can carry droplets for distances that are much longer than six feet, especially when the wind or an airconditioning system carries them, Professor Detlef Lohse makes clear in this video.