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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

Correlations between density-based bond orders and orbital-based bond energies for chemical bonding analysis

Rohling, R. Y., Tranca, I. C., Hensen, E. J. M. & Pidko, E. A., 7 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 123, 5, p. 2843–2854 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Chemical bonds
chemical bonds
Electronic structure

Dynamics of heterogeneous crosslinking in room temperature vulcanizing poly(dimethyl siloxane) and its dependence on moisture supply

Arends, T., Huinink, H. P. & Pel, L., 2019, In : Polymer. 164, p. 8-16 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Nuclear magnetic resonance

Modeling and optimal control of a waste heat recovery system for integrated powertrain design optimization

Kruijt, K., Verbruggen, F. J. R., Speetjens, M. F. M. & Hofman, T., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of Advances in Automotive Control - 9th AAC 2019 .

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Waste heat utilization
Rankine cycle
Design optimization


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

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

Arjan J.H. Frijns (Organiser)
28 Feb 20182 Mar 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

Heat and mass flow at molecular scales

Arjan J.H. Frijns (Speaker)
24 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Virginia Tech

Karunesh Kant (Visiting researcher)
15 Sep 201715 Dec 2017

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institutionScientific

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