• 2539 Citations
1993 …2019
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Research profile

Jan van Dijk is Associate Professor in the Elementary Processes in Gas Discharges group at Eindhoven University of Technology. His fields of interest include modelling of electro-magnetic fields and transport phenomena. In addition, he studies object-oriented code design and tries to use modern C++ idiom such as expression templates for solving coupled linearized systems of equations.

Earlier projects included the modeling of non-thermal biomedical plasma sources and microwave plasma sources for the production of optical fibers.

Academic background

Jan van Dijk holds an MSc (1996) and a PhD (2001) in Applied Physics from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He then worked as postdoc in the Elementary Processes in Gas Discharges (EPG) group at TU/e, at the University of Illinois (USA) and at Keio University (Japan). In 2003, Van Dijk returned to TU/e and EPG and received a NWO VENI grant. He is now Associate Professor. 

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Research Output 1993 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)
17 Downloads (Pure)

Decay of the electron density and the electron collision frequency between successive discharges of a pulsed plasma jet in N2

van der Schans, M., Platier, B., Koelman, P., van de Wetering, F. M. J. H., van Dijk, J., Beckers, J., Nijdam, S. & IJzerman, W., 27 Mar 2019, In : Plasma Sources Science and Technology. 28, 3, 13 p., 035020.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

plasma jets
electron scattering
1 Citation (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Uncertainty analysis with a reduced set of input uncertainties selected using pathway analysis

Koelman, P., Yordanova, D., Graef, W., Mousavi, S. T. & van Dijk, J., 25 Jul 2019, In : Plasma Sources Science and Technology. 28, 7, 13 p., 075009.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

sensitivity analysis
complex systems
radiant flux density
reaction kinetics
7 Citations (Scopus)

Comparison of six simulation codes for positive streamers in air

Bagheri, B., Teunissen, J., Ebert, U., Becker, M. M., Chen, S., Ducasse, O., Eichwald, O., Loffhagen, D., Luque, A., Mihailova, D., Plewa, J. M., van Dijk, J. & Yousfi, M., 13 Sep 2018, In : Plasma Sources Science and Technology. 27, 9, 20 p., 095002.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review


Complex computational plasmas: an outlook

Schoutrop, C., van Dijk, J., Janssen, J. F. J. & Graef, W., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Open Access
Computer simulation
Reaction products

Activities 2007 2010

  • 5 Invited talk
  • 2 Membership of committee
  • 2 Contributed talk
  • 2 Visiting an external academic institution

Ruhr University Bochum

Jan van Dijk (Visiting lecturer)
2 Aug 20105 Aug 2010

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institutionScientific

20th European Conference on the Atomic and Molecular Physics of Ionized Gases (ESCAMPIG XX), Novi Sad, Serbia

Jan van Dijk (Invited speaker)
13 Jul 2010

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

13th Euregional Workshop on the Exploration of Low Temperature Plasma Physics (WELTPP 2010) (Event)

J. van Dijk (Member)

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committeeScientific

Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, Ruhr Universität, Bochum, Germany

Jan van Dijk (Invited speaker)
14 Jan 2009

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific



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Student theses

Accelerating simulations of electromagnetic waves in hot, magnetized fusion plasmas

Author: Budé, R., 2019

Supervisor: Smolders, A. (. (Supervisor 1), Jaspers, R. J. (Supervisor 2) & van Dijk, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


A chemical reduction method based on pathway analysis

Author: Gulpen, J., 2019

Supervisor: Tadayon Mousavi, S. (Supervisor 1) & van Dijk, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Homogeneous flux scheme for plasma simulation

Author: Liu, L., 31 Aug 2009

Supervisor: ten Thije Boonkkamp, J. (Supervisor 1) & van Dijk, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Modelling of a high pressure closed inductively coupled plasma for lighting purposes

Author: van Dijk, J., 30 Jun 1996

Supervisor: van der Mullen, J. (Supervisor 1), Benoij, D. (Supervisor 2) & de Regt, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Modelling of atmospheric pressure high current diffuse dielectric barrier discharges in a roll-to-roll geometry

Author: van 't Veer, K. C., 2018

Supervisor: van Dijk, J. (Supervisor 1), Liu, Y. (External coach), de Vries, H. W. (External coach) & Mihailova, D. (External coach)

Student thesis: Master