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Organization profile

Introduction / mission

The mission our group is to advance heat & flow technologies for energy and high-tech applications. This mission encompasses the scientific development of new methods and tools (science); optimizing advanced systems (technology); transferring knowledge to application partners (valorization); and educating and challenging future generations of engineers (education).

Highlighted phrase

Research for advancing the energy transition

Organisational profile

One of today’s most prominent societal challenges is the energy transition. Within the upcoming ten years our society will have to meet stringent CO2 emission targets in order to mitigate climate change. We believe that the solution largely lies in improved storage technologies to cope with diurnal and seasonal renewable energy variations.

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Research Output 1975 2019

Skeleton-stabilized immersogeometric analysis for incompressible viscous flow problems

Hoang, T., Verhoosel, C. V., Qin, C. Z., Auricchio, F., Reali, A. & van Brummelen, E. H., 1 Feb 2019, In : Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. 344, p. 421-450 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

viscous flow
Viscous flow
musculoskeletal system

3D mixed hybrid FE modeling of swelling ionized hydrogels

Yu, C., 22 May 2018, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 120 p.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)Academic

Open Access
2 Citations

A high resolution interferometric method to measure local swelling due to CO2 exposure in coal and shale

Pluymakers, A., Liu, J., Kohler, F., Renard, F. & Dysthe, D., 15 Feb 2018, In : International Journal of Coal Geology. 187, p. 131-142 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review



TFE Laboratory

F.H.J.C. Seegers (Manager)

Energy Technology

Facility/equipment: Research lab


Best Conference Paper (2017 IYCE)

Juliana Montoya Cardona (Recipient), 24 Jun 2017

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Innovation Award by KBC-bank

Jacques Huyghe (Recipient), 2013

Recognition: OtherDiscipline relatedProfessional

Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen - Fellowship

Jacques Huyghe (Recipient), 1996

Recognition: OtherFellowships & membershipsScientific

Activities 2010 2018

Heat and mass flow at molecular scales

Frijns, A. (Speaker)
24 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talkScientific

3rd European Conference on Non-Equilibrium Gas Flows (NEGF18)

Frijns, A. (Organiser)
28 Feb 20182 Mar 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceScientific

Virginia Tech

Kant, K. (Visiting researcher)
15 Sep 201715 Dec 2017

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institutionScientific

Press / Media

The bitter row over office temperature

Boris Kingma


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

The heated battle over office temperature

Boris Kingma


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Research areas

Cooling and Separation

Aldo Brinkman (Administrative support)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

Fluid-solid interactions

Aldo Brinkman (Administrative support)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

Thermal Energy Storage

Aldo Brinkman (Administrative support)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

Student theses

CFD analysis of natural ventilation in a generic environment: impact of street width on indoor airflow pattern and airflow rate

Author: Smal, R., 25 Apr 2017

Supervisor: Kosutova, K. (Supervisor 1), van Hooff, T. (Supervisor 2), Rindt, C. (Supervisor 2) & Blocken, B. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Designing and modeling of a dehumidification unit for greenhouse cultivation

Author: Ali, A., 31 Aug 2012

Supervisor: Zondag, H. (Supervisor 1), Rindt, C. (Supervisor 2), Speetjens, M. F. (Supervisor 2) & Martin, V. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master