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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 over 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.

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Partners in (semi-)industry

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

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Research Output

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

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  • 437 Citations (Scopus)
    19 Downloads (Pure)

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

    van Oijen, J. A., Lammers, F. A. & de Goey, L. P. H., 2001, In : Combustion and Flame. 127, 3, p. 2124-2134 11 p.

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  • 275 Citations (Scopus)
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    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

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  • 186 Citations (Scopus)
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    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.

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  • 29 Citations (Scopus)
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    Clean Combustion of Future Fuels

    Jeroen van Oijen (Recipient), 2009

    Prize: NWOVidiScientific

    New combustion concepts for ultra-(c)lean engines

    Jeroen A. van Oijen (Recipient), 2003

    Prize: NWOVeniScientific


    • 1 Contributed talk

    Effect of progress variable definition on mass burning rate in flamelet generated manifolds

    Harshit Gupta (Speaker), Jeroen van Oijen (Speaker), Philip de Goey (Speaker)

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

    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