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“The energy transition requires the development of clean and efficient conversion devices for alternative carbon-free fuels and energy carriers. Numerical models play a major role in the design process of such devices.”

Research profile

Jeroen van Oijen is an Associate Professor in the Power & Flow group at the department of Mechanical Engineering of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He is a specialist in theoretical and numerical modelling of combustion. His expertise is largely in the field of engines and energy converters and his teaching focuses on mechanical engineering, chemically reacting flows, modelling combustion and interfacial transport phenomena in engineering flows.

Jeroen van Oijen employs highly fidelity numerical models to unravel the fundamental processes in reacting flows and uses this knowledge to develop computationally efficient models for large-scale simulations of real devices. He is the inventor of the well-known Flamelet-Generated Manifold (FGM) method, which enables the use of detailed reaction mechanisms in engineering simulations at affordable computational cost. His group aims to develop new models for the design of devices employing new combustion concepts and future sustainable fuels.

Academic background

Jeroen van Oijen received his MSc in Applied Physics from TU/e in 1996. His thesis concerned the numerical simulation of the advection of passive tracers in two-dimensional flows. Following this, Jeroen became a PhD student at TU/e. He began working as postdoctoral researcher on the numerical simulation of turbulent flames using advanced flamelet models. Jeroen is known for developing the Flamelet-Generated Manifold (FGM) method, a scientific breakthrough in the field of combustion modelling.

In 2003 he was a visiting scientist in the group of Prof. Peters, the Institute für Technische Mechanik at RWTH Aachen. He has been visiting professor at Stanford University, CA, in 2010, and at the University of California Berkeley, CA, in 2014.

He has co-authored nearly 100 journal papers and is chairman of the Dutch Association for Flame Research and coordinator of several national and international research projects on development of reduced models for turbulent combustion and emission modelling. His models are used for the design of clean and efficient engines, boilers, furnaces and gas turbine combustors.

Affiliated with

Partners in (semi-)industry

  • Rolls-Royce
  • Bosch Thermotechnology
  • Bekaert
  • AVL Dacolt

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Projects 2017 2022

Bosch Hydrogen Burner Simulations

van Oijen, J., van der Wallen, M., van der Wallen, M., van der Avoird, M., van Oijen, J. & Efimov, D.


Project: Research direct

ESTiMatE - Emissions SooT ModEl

van Oijen, J., van der Wallen, M., van der Wallen, M., Benckhuijsen - Mertens, P. & Kalbhor, A.


Project: Research direct

Research Output 1995 2019

Modelling of premixed laminar flames using flamelet-generated manifolds

Oijen, van, J. A. & Goey, de, L. P. H., 2000, In : Combustion Science and Technology. 161, 1, p. 113-137

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

premixed flames
Reaction kinetics
256 Citations (Scopus)

Modeling of complex premixed burner systems by using flamelet-generated manifolds

Oijen, van, J. A., Lammers, F. A. & Goey, de, L. P. H., 2001, In : Combustion and Flame. 127, 3, p. 2124-2134

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Fuel burners
179 Citations (Scopus)

Premixed and non-premixed generated manifolds in large-eddy simulation of Sandia flame D and F

Vreman, A. W., Albrecht, B. A., Oijen, van, J. A., Goey, de, L. P. H. & Bastiaans, R. J. M., 2008, In : Combustion and Flame. 153, 3, p. 394-416

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Large eddy simulation
large eddy simulation
Carbon Monoxide
26 Citations (Scopus)

Direct numerical simulation of autoigniting mixing layers in MILD combustion

Oijen, van, J. A., 2013, In : Proceedings of the Combustion Institute. 34, 1, p. 1163-1171 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Direct numerical simulation
spontaneous combustion
direct numerical simulation
73 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Probability density function
Group technology
Direct numerical simulation
Heat losses


Clean Combustion of Future Fuels

Jeroen van Oijen (Recipient), 2009

Recognition: NWOVidiScientific

New combustion concepts for ultra-(c)lean engines

Jeroen van Oijen (Recipient), 2003

Recognition: NWOVeniScientific


Applied Physical Sciences flows

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Chemically reacting flows

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Honors project

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Student theses

1D parameter study on tar conversion in counterflow diffusion flames

Author: Makumbi, S., 31 Aug 2008

Supervisor: de Goey, L. (Supervisor 1), van Oijen, J. (Supervisor 2) & Vogels - Verhoeven, L. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

A detailed comparison of chemistry closure models for a Diesel Spray Combustion (ECN Spray A)

Author: Meijer, C., 28 Feb 2015

Supervisor: de Goey, L. (Supervisor 1), Somers, L. (Supervisor 2), van Oijen, J. (Supervisor 2), Tap, F. (External person) (External coach) & Hardy, G. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

Applying gas chromatography to analyze the composition and tar content of the product gas of a biomass gasifier

Author: Goorts, M., 30 Nov 2008

Supervisor: Vogels - Verhoeven, L. (Supervisor 1), van Oijen, J. (Supervisor 2) & de Goey, L. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Aston pyroformer model and its possible pathways

Author: van Esdonk, P., 28 Apr 2016

Supervisor: de Goey, L. (Supervisor 1), van Oijen, J. (Supervisor 2), Kirkels, A. (Supervisor 2) & van Kasteren, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Biomass conversion in fixed bed experiments

Author: Katunzi, M., 31 Aug 2006

Supervisor: de Goey, L. (Supervisor 1), van Oijen, J. (Supervisor 2) & van Kuijk, H. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master