• De Zaale, Gemini, GEM-Z 2.131

    5612 AJ Eindhoven


  • P.O. Box 513, Department of Mechanical Engineering

    5600 MB Eindhoven


Organization profile

Introduction / mission

Multiphase and Reactive Flows focuses on clean and efficient combustion and process technology, to cater for fast-growing energy demands.

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Studying tomorrow’s fuels

Organisational profile

Today, we need to shift towards ultra-clean, highly efficient ‘low-temperature’ combustion methods. We are also seeing increased use of biofuels, and eventually the emergence of fuels derived from sustainable sources, such as solar and metal fuels. Optimizing combustion and process devices, in combination with different fuel formulations to minimize undesired emissions and maximize thermal efficiency, is essential to supporting both of these developments.  

More accurate and efficient validated models are required to describe the complex interplay between multiphase and/or reactive flows. These topics fall within the broader theme of process technology, which combines complex flow phenomena with physical and chemical conversions. 

We aim to educate and perform world-class scientific research on multiphase and reactive flows in the area of energy conversion and process technology, building a knowledge chain that consists of: 
  1. development of fundamental models based on first principles;
  2. experimental validation of these models;
  3. application and lab-scale demonstration of (reactive) multiphase contact equipment;
  4. development of predictive tools for practical and industrial applications, derived from the fundamental models based on first principles and experiment.

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Photo of S.E. (Ebrahim) Abtahizadeh
Photo of Hayri Akargün
Photo of Bersan Akkurt

Research Output 2007 2019

Modelling multi-pulse diesel injection with flamelet generated manifolds

Akkurt, B., 18 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

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

Open Access

Thermoacoustic instabilities in heating appliances with premixed burner and heat exchanger

Hosseini, N., 9 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 114 p.

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

heat exchangers


Future Fuels Lab

Niels Deen (Manager) & Tess Homan (Manager)

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Facility/equipment: Research lab

Combustion chambers
Heat flux
Fossil fuels


Appointed as Leading Scientist

Philip de Goey (Recipient), 2014

Recognition: OtherHonorary degreesScientific


Awarded Fellow of the Combustion Institute

Philip de Goey (Recipient), 1 Jan 2018

Recognition: OtherDiscipline relatedScientific


Best Teacher of the Year 2017

Bart van Esch (Recipient), 11 Apr 2017

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


Activities 2012 2018

Paiguan Jixie Gongcheng Xuebao/Journal of Drainage and Irrigation Machinery Engineering (Journal)

van Esch, B. (Editorial board member)
1 Jan 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activityScientific

Collision Behavior of Spherical Particles on Wet Surfaces

Tang, Y. (Invited speaker)
18 Jan 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talkScientific

Direct Numerical Simulations of Particle Collisions on Wet Surfaces

Tang, Y. (Speaker)
30 Jun 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationContributed talkScientific

Press / Media

Radar checkt: Warmteregelaar gaart vissen in kweekvijver

Niels Deen


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Metal Fuels

Niels Deen


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Metal Fuels

Niels Deen & Philip de Goey


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Student theses

A novel method of nitric oxide laser-induced fluorescence

Author: Bolderman, T., 26 Apr 2018

Supervisor: Dam, N. (Supervisor 1) & Maes, N. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master

Building a natural gas powered hybrid electric vehicle

Author: van den Broek, J., 30 Mar 2017

Supervisor: Vermeltfoort, B. (Supervisor 1) & Dam, N. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Exploratory study on fouling effects of iron oxide particles in a metal fuel system

Author: Weijers, M., 28 Jun 2018

Supervisor: de Lange, H. (Supervisor 1), de Goey, L. (Supervisor 2), Frijns, A. (Supervisor 2) & Kirkels, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master