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Arjan Frijns is Assistant Professor in the field of heat and mass transfer at the micro- and nano-scales at Energy Technology group of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His main interests include fundamental research on heat transfer at the micro-scales, multi-scale modeling (MD, DSMC, hybrid MD-DSMC and CFD) as well as experimental validation (micro-PIV, 3D micro-PTV), (evaporative) micro-channel cooling, AC-electro-osmosis and ferrofluidics. He has an extensive track record of collaborative projects with industry, e.g. on evaporative (micro-channel) cooling, on rarefied gas flows and on microfluidic sensors.

In addition, he is also interested in heat transfer modeling in the human body, especially in relation to individual thermal sensation and thermal comfort in the built environment. In close collaboration with the department of Human Biology at Maastricht University, he developed the dynamic thermoregulation model ThermoSEM that is based neurophysiological mechanisms combined with internal heat transfer mechanisms.

Academic background

Arjan Frijns obtained his MSc in Mechanical Engineering and his PhD from the department of Mathematics at TU/e. After a post-doctoral position in the field of heat transfer, he was appointed as Assistant Professor in the Energy Technology group at the TU/e (department of Mechanical Engineering). He worked in 2005 as visiting scientist in the group of prof. Peter Stephan (Technische Universität Darmstadt) and in 2016 in the group of prof. Geert van Steenberge (Ghent University / IMEC). Since 2012 he is co-chair of the international conference series on Non-Equilibrium Gas Flows (NEGF).

Affiliated with

  • ASML
  • Philips
  • TNO
  • IMEC

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Research Output

Design and operation of a Tesla-type valve for pulsating heat pipes

de Vries, S. F., Florea, D., Homburg, F. G. A. & Frijns, A. J. H., 1 Feb 2017, In : International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 105, p. 1-11 11 p.

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An integrated flex-microfluidic-Si chip device towards sweat sensing applications

Nie, C., Frijns, A. J. H., Zevenbergen, M. A. G. & den Toonder, J. M. J., 1 Jan 2016, In : Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical. 227, p. 427-437

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    Evaluating assumptions of scales for subjective assessment of thermal environments – Do laypersons perceive them the way, we researchers believe?

    Schweiker, M., André, M., Al-Atrash, F., Al-Khatri, H., Alprianti, R. R., Alsaad, H., Amin, R., Ampatzi, E., Arsano, A. Y., Azar, E., Bannazadeh, B., Batagarawa, A., Becker, S., Buonocore, C., Cao, B., Choi, J. H., Chun, C., Daanen, H., Damiati, S. A., Daniel, L. & 73 others, De Vecchi, R., Dhaka, S., Domínguez-Amarillo, S., Dudkiewicz, E., Edappilly, L. P., Fernández-Agüera, J., Folkerts, M., Frijns, A., Gaona, G., Garg, V., Gauthier, S., Jabbari, S. G., Harimi, D., Hellwig, R. T., Huebner, G. M., Jin, Q., Jowkar, M., Kim, J., King, N., Kingma, B., Koerniawan, M. D., Kolarik, J., Kumar, S., Kwok, A., Lamberts, R., Laska, M., Lee, M. C. J., Lee, Y., Lindermayr, V., Mahaki, M., Marcel-Okafor, U., Marín-Restrepo, L., Marquardsen, A., Martellotta, F., Mathur, J., Mino-Rodriguez, I., Montazami, A., Mou, D., Moujalled, B., Nakajima, M., Ng, E., Okafor, M., Olweny, M., Ouyang, W., Papst de Abreu, A. L., Pérez-Fargallo, A., Rajapaksha, I., Ramos, G., Rashid, S., Reinhart, C. F., Rivera, M. I., Salmanzadeh, M., Schakib-Ekbatan, K., Schiavon, S., Shooshtarian, S., Shukuya, M., Soebarto, V., Suhendri, S., Tahsildoost, M., Tartarini, F., Teli, D., Tewari, P., Thapa, S., Trebilcock, M., Trojan, J., Tukur, R. B., Voelker, C., Yam, Y., Yang, L., Zapata-Lancaster, G., Zhai, Y., Zhu, Y. & Zomorodian, Z. S., 15 Mar 2020, In : Energy and Buildings. 211, 24 p., 109761.

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    • 3 Conference
    • 2 Editorial activity
    • 1 Invited talk

    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

    European Journal of Mechanics. B, Fluids (Journal)

    Arjan J.H. Frijns (Editorial board member), D. Valougeorgis (Editorial board member), S. Colin (Editorial board member)
    1 Jul 2017

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

    2nd European Conference on Non-equilibrium Gas Flows

    Arjan Frijns (Organiser)
    9 Dec 201511 Dec 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

    conference; 1st European Conference on Gas Micro Flows (GasMems 2012); 2012-06-06; 2012-06-08

    Arjan Frijns (Organiser)
    6 Jun 20128 Jun 2012

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific


    Dynamics of energy systems

    1/09/15 → …


    Engineering Design

    1/09/14 → …


    Heat and flow in microsystems

    1/09/15 → …


    Honors project

    1/09/18 → …


    Student theses

    A multie-particle DNS model for TCM heat battery applications

    Author: D' Rose, R., 15 Nov 2019

    Supervisor: Beving, M. (Supervisor 1) & Frijns, A. J. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    Analysis of thermal comfort models and further development for aerospace applications

    Author: Burgers, S., 31 Jan 2007

    Supervisor: van Steenhoven, A. (Supervisor 1), van Muijden, J. (External person) (External coach) & Frijns, A. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    An incubator with temperature gradient control

    Author: Carpaij, W., 30 Jun 2006

    Supervisor: van Dongen, M. (Supervisor 1), van Steenhoven, A. (Supervisor 2) & Frijns, A. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    A study on the feasibility of a micro PIV test setup for the investigation of flow through micro channels

    Author: Lee, K., 30 Apr 2005

    Supervisor: Frijns, A. (Supervisor 1) & van Steenhoven, A. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    De invloed van een dynamisch binnenklimaat op thermisch comfort en productiviteit: een onderzoek met proefpersonen onder laboratoriumcondities

    Author: Schellen, L., 31 Oct 2007

    Supervisor: de Wit, M. (Supervisor 1), van Marken Lichtenbelt, W. (External coach), van Schijndel, A. (Supervisor 2) & Frijns, A. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master