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Leon Kamp is Associate Professor in the Turbulence and Vortex Dynamics group of the Department of Applied Physics at Eindhoven University of Technology. Kamp’s research interests cover the field of theoretical fluid dynamics. In recent years, Kamp has been focusing on the dynamics of shallow fluid layers with applications in two-dimensional turbulence and for understanding zonal flows in geophysical fluids as well as thermonuclear fusion plasmas.  

Academic background

Leon Kamp holds a cum laude master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He immediately went on to do his PhD here as well, graduating in 1984 on wave propagation in plasma with a thesis that earned him the Shell Study Tour prize. He has worked at TU/e ever since, first as Assistant Professor from 1984 to 1996, then as Associate Professor. In addition, Kamp has taught and done research at various other institutes around the world, such as Dartmouth College (USA), the Australian National University, and the University of Colorado Boulder (USA). 

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Research Output 1979 2019

Analysis of one-dimensional models for exchange flows under strong stratification

Kaptein, S., van de Wal, K. J., Kamp, L., Armenio, V., Clercx, H. & Duran Matute, M., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Ocean Dynamics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
magnetostatic fields
charged particles
particle motion

Nonlinear coupled MHD-kinetic particle simulations of heavy impurities in tokamak plasmas

van Vugt, D. C., 1 Jul 2019, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 213 p.

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

Open Access


Cushman-Roisin, B., Duran Matute, M., Kamp, L. & van Heijst, G. J., 21 Aug 2019, In : Environmental Fluid Mechanics. 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialAcademic

Open Access

3D-printed heat pipe array for fusion

Maassen, N., 12 Jun 2018, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 36 p.

Research output: ThesisPd Eng ThesisAcademic

Heat pipes
Fusion reactions
Heat flux
Fusion reactors
Design of experiments


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Student theses

A Couette dynamo

Author: van de Ven, P., 31 Aug 2009

Supervisor: Kamp, L. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master

An electromagnetically driven jet in a thin fluid layer

Author: Emonts, L., 31 Aug 2004

Supervisor: Trieling, R. (Supervisor 1), Kamp, L. (Supervisor 2) & van Heijst, G. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Anthropogenic NOx emission estimates for China on basis of satellite measurements and chemistry-transport modelling

Author: Kuenen, J., 30 Jun 2006

Supervisor: Kamp, L. (Coach) & Kelder, H. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master


A numerical study of the interaction of a vortex ring with a sphere

Author: Langerwerf, T., 2012

Supervisor: Kamp, L. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Bachelor


Chaotic advection in a two-dimensional perturbed shear-vortex flow

Author: Kunnen, R., 30 Jun 2004

Supervisor: van Heijst, G. (Supervisor 1), Trieling, R. (Supervisor 2) & Kamp, L. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master