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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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Heat storage Engineering & Materials Science
Fluids Engineering & Materials Science
Heat transfer Engineering & Materials Science
Porous materials Engineering & Materials Science
fluids Physics & Astronomy
heat storage Physics & Astronomy
Sorption Engineering & Materials Science
Hydrates Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2001 2023

Research Output 1975 2020

An efficient quasi-Newton method for two-dimensional steady free surface flow

Demeester, T., van Brummelen, E. H. & Degroote, J., 9 Jan 2020, In : International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Quasi-Newton Method
Free Surface Flow
Newton-Raphson method
Steady Flow
Free Surface
4 Downloads (Pure)

A proper generalized decomposition (PGD) approach to crack propagation in brittle materials: with application to random field material properties

Garikapati, H., Zlotnik, S., Díez, P., Verhoosel, C. V. & van Brummelen, E. H., 1 Feb 2020, In : Computational Mechanics. 65, 2, p. 451-473 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Brittle Materials
Crack Propagation
Reduced-order Modeling
Material Properties

Computational uncertainty quantification in pressure-driven fracture processes

Garikapati, H., 10 Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press) Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 180 p.

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

Open Access


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

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

Innovation Award by KBC-bank

Jacques Huyghe (Recipient), 2013

Prize: OtherDiscipline relatedProfessional

Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen - Fellowship

Jacques Huyghe (Recipient), 1996

Prize: OtherFellowships & membershipsScientific

Activities 1993 2018

Heat and mass flow at molecular scales

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

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

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

Virginia Tech

Karunesh Kant (Visiting researcher)
15 Sep 201715 Dec 2017

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institutionScientific

Press / Media

Prof Talk | How can Eindhoven meet its climate targets?

David M.J. Smeulders


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Offshore Energy 2019: It’s a wrap!

Gerard J. van Rooij & David M.J. Smeulders


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

Catalytic conversion of syringol to higher value products: unraveling the reaction network

Author: Steffanie, C., 27 Mar 2019

Supervisor: Hensen, E. (Supervisor 1), Kouris, P. (Supervisor 2), Boot, M. (Supervisor 2) & Huang, X. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Catalytic upgrading of lignin derived monomers

Author: Ludenhoff, J., 29 May 2019

Supervisor: Huang, X. (Supervisor 1), Hensen, E. (Supervisor 2), Hofmann, J. P. (Supervisor 2) & Boot, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master