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Personal profile


"Combustion is responsible for 80% of our current energy supply and will remain to be extremely important in future due to its extremely high power-density. However, the fuels will shift more and more from fossils to sustainable fuels like biofuels, solar fuels and metal fuels.
To understand the underlying physical and chemical processes and to control them in such a way that the processes are ultra-clean and highly efficient is highly motivating"

Research profile

Philip de Goey is Full Professor of Combustion Technology in the Multiphase & Reactive Flows Section at TU/e. He is also dean of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His areas of expertise include combustion science, technology and innovation, energy, thermo-fluids and heat transport technology. From 1988 to 1995, he was Assistant Professor and from 1995-2000 he was Associate Professor of combustion science in the Section Energy Technology at the Mechanical Engineering Department of the TU/e. 

Philip is active and well-known for numerical and experimental research in the field of laminar flames, turbulent flames, engines, gas turbines, flame thermo-acoustics, etc. The two most important achievements for which the chair is known are the invention of:

I) The Heat Flux Method, one of the most accurate methods known for measuring adiabatic burning velocities and used by at least 12 other groups in the world, which will be extended to metal fuels within the current project

II) The FGM method, a very efficient and accurate combustion modeling technique, also well recognized in the combustion community worldwide and also used by more than 30 groups/industries over the world.

Academic background

Philip de Goey studied Theoretical Physics at Radboud University, Nijmegen and received his PhD from the Department of Physics of the TU/e for his thesis 'Collision Phenomena in a Quantum Gas'. From 1999-2000 he was Visiting Professor at the Institut fur Technische Mechanik (Prof. Norbert Peters) at the RWTH-Aachen, Germany.

Philip has been chairman of the Dutch Section of the Combustion Institute, chairman of the platform 'Clean and Efficient Combustion' of the Dutch Technology Foundation STW-SZV and program leader of the STW perspectief program Clean Combustion Concepts (2008-date). He has previously acted as Associate Editor and Editor of the Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Coordinator and Colloquium Co-Chair of the colloquium on 'Laminar Flames' at the 31st and 32nd (Int.) Symposium on Combustion. Philip has (co-)authored over 400 scientific publications and is a scientific committee member of 10 international conferences.  

Affiliated with

  • Board of project leaders of research schools JMBC and OSPT
  • Member of ENGITECH scientific committee for the Engineering Sciences of  ‘Science Europe‘ (European NWO) to prepare and develop policy and programs for the Horizon2020, 2012-2016
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the engineering school of Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, 2011-date
  • Member of the scientific advisory board OWI AG, Aachen Germany, since 2007
  • Member Europe Turbine Group (ETN), since 2007
  • Management member of the International “Combustion Institute“, the international scientific community on Combustion: member of several committees, such as program committee 212-2014, editorial committee & nominations committee, Silver Medal Committee 2014-2016, New initiatives and Awards committee 2014-2016), since 2010.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Combustion Institute, 2004 -2016.
  • Officer of the Board of Directors of the Combustion Institute: Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, 2016-2020.

Partners in (semi-)industry

  • DAF
  • Polidoro
  • Bekaert
  • Bosch
  • Shell
  • MTT

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Projects 1994 2023

"Combustion strategies for next generation fuel-flexible burners"

de Goey, P., van Griensven, H., van den Munckhof, P., van den Munckhof, P., Bastiaans, R., Eijkemans, C., de Groot, T., Shoshyn, Y., Vance, F., van der Wallen, M., van der Wallen, M. & Hegh, L.


Project: Research direct

MIIP009 als brandstof voor schepen

de Goey, P., Spee, T., van der Wallen, M., van der Wallen, M. & van der Avoird, M.


Project: Research direct

Research Output 1985 2019

Open Access
functionally gradient materials
Functionally graded materials

Combustion of metal fuel in a low-swirl burner

Krens, J. J. J., Ruis, B. G. J., de Goey, P., van Oijen, J. & Schiemann, M., 2019, Combustion of metal fuel in a low-swirl burner.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Development of non-thermal DBD microplasma reactor for combustion applications

Elkholy, A., 25 Oct 2019, (Accepted/In press) Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 149 p.

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

1 Citation (Scopus)
bluff bodies
Lewis numbers

Effect of Progress Variable Definition on the Mass Burning Rate of Premixed Laminar Flames in Flamelet Generated Manifold Methods

Gupta, H., de Goey, P. & van Oijen, J., 2019, Proceedings of the European Combustion Meeting 2019.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademic


Simon Stevin Meesterschap Award

Philip de Goey (Recipient), 1 Jan 2010

Recognition: NWOStevinScientific


Awarded Fellow of the Combustion Institute

Philip de Goey (Recipient), 1 Jan 2018

Recognition: OtherDiscipline relatedScientific


Appointed as Leading Scientist

Philip de Goey (Recipient), 2014

Recognition: OtherHonorary degreesScientific


TU/e’s nominee for Dutch ’Most Entrepreneurial Scientist Award’

Philip de Goey (Recipient), 1 Jan 2008

Recognition: TU/eOtherScientific

Activities 2019 2019

  • 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

Press / Media

Metal Fuels

Niels Deen & Philip de Goey


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

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

2D temperature measurements in the EHPC using laser-induced phosphorescence

Author: van Lipzig, J., 30 Jun 2012

Supervisor: de Goey, L. (Supervisor 1), Aldén, L. (External coach), Dam, N. (Supervisor 2), Luijten, C. (Supervisor 2), Speetjens, M. (Supervisor 2) & Yu, M. (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

Analyzing producer gas in a counter flow setup

Author: Beerten, W., 28 Feb 2010

Supervisor: de Goey, L. (Supervisor 1), Somers, L. (Supervisor 2), Seshadri, K. (External person) (External coach) & Niemann, U. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

Application of jatropha oil and biogas in a dual fuel engine for rural electrification

Author: Kerkhof, E., 31 Aug 2008

Supervisor: de Goey, L. (Supervisor 1), Luijten, C. (Supervisor 2), Myrzik, J. (Supervisor 2) & Lysen, E. (External coach)

Student thesis: Master