• 466 Citations
1979 …2020
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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 2020

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., 2020, In : Ocean Dynamics. 70, p. 41-56 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Closed-form solutions for the trajectories of charged particles in an exponentially varying magnetostatic field

van Vugt, D. C., Kamp, L. P. J. & Huijsmans, G. T. A., 1 Jan 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 47, 1, p. 296-299 4 p., 8544029.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
magnetostatic fields
charged particles
particle motion


Cushman-Roisin, B., Duran Matute, M., Kamp, L. & van Heijst, G. J., 1 Oct 2019, In : Environmental Fluid Mechanics. 19, 5, p. 1045-1046 2 p.

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Open Access
8 Citations (Scopus)
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Quantifying photothermal and hot charge carrier effects in plasmon-driven nanoparticle syntheses

Kamarudheen, R., Castellanos, G. W., Kamp, L. P. J., Clercx, H. J. H. & Baldi, A., Aug 2018, In : ACS Nano. 12, 8, p. 8447-8455 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Charge carriers
charge carriers

Kinetic simulations of W impurity transport by ELMs

van Vugt, D. C., Huijsmans, G. T. A., Hoelzl, M., Kamp, L. P. J., Lopes Cardozo, N. J. & Loarte, A., 1 Jan 2017, 44th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, EPS 2017. Bret, A., Fajardo, M., Westerhof, E., Melzer, A., Dromey, B. & Riconda, C. (eds.). European Physical Society (EPS), 4 p. P2.140

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Open Access


Advanced electrodynamics

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Advanced fluid dynamics

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Applied natural sciences formal

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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