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Michel Speetjens is an Associate Professor of Energy Technology at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Key areas of expertise include gases, fluid dynamics, plasma physics and computational / experimental fluid dynamics. Michel’s research Interests include (thermal) transport phenomena in laminar and deterministic flows, dynamical behaviour of thermal systems, topological analysis of (laminar) transport phenomena, spectral methods for analysis of heat transfer and fluid dynamics and optical methods for velocity and temperature measurements.

Academic background

Michel Speetjens obtained his MSc in Mechanical Engineering and PhD (with honors) in Physics from TU/e. From 2001 to 2003, he worked as a Postdoctoral researcher at Energy and Thermofluids Engineering, Division of Manufacturing and Infrastructure Technology, Commonwealth Scientific Research Organisation (CSIRO), Melbourne, Australia. In 2004-2005, Michel continued as a postdoctoral researcher, at Institut für Geometrie und Praktische Mathematik (IGPM), Department of Mathematics, RWTH-Aachen, Aachen, Germany

In 2017, Michel was a visiting researcher at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, Australia and in 2013 he was visiting researcher at Dynamical Systems and Nonlinear Control Theory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.

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Research Output 2001 2020

42 Citations (Scopus)
353 Downloads (Pure)

Frontiers of chaotic advection

Aref, H., Blake, J. R., Budišić, M., Cardoso, S. S. S., Cartwright, J. H. E., Clercx, H. J. H., El Omari, K., Feudel, U., Golestanian, R., Gouillart, E., van Heijst, G. F., Krasnopolskaya, T. S., Le Guer, Y., MacKay, R. S., Meleshko, V. V., Metcalfe, G., Mezić, I., de Moura, A. P. S., Piro, O., Speetjens, M. F. M. & 3 others, Sturman, R., Thiffeault, J-L. & Tuval, I., 14 Jun 2017, In : Reviews of Modern Physics. 89, 2, p. 1-66 66 p., 025007.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
fluid mechanics
viscous fluids
2 Citations (Scopus)
102 Downloads (Pure)

Scalar transport in inline mixers with spatially periodic flows

Baskan, Ö., Rajaei, H., Speetjens, M. F. M. & Clercx, H. J. H., 2017, In : Physics of Fluids. 29, 1, 15 p., 013601.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
flow distribution
pipe flow
flow visualization
laser induced fluorescence
2 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

Lagrangian transport in a class of three-dimensional buoyancy-driven flows

Contreras, P. S., Speetjens, M. F. M. & Clercx, H. J. H., 10 Dec 2017, In : Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 832, p. 5-40 36 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

buoyancy-driven flow
Thermal gradients
Grashof number
3 Citations (Scopus)
12 Downloads (Pure)

Experimental and numerical parametric analysis of a reoriented duct flow

Baskan, Ö., Speetjens, M. F. M., Metcalfe, G. & Clercx, H. J. H., 2016, In : European Journal of Mechanics. B, Fluids. 57, May/June, p. 1-14 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Parametric Analysis
Numerical Analysis
Arc of a curve
4 Citations (Scopus)
135 Downloads (Pure)

Direct experimental visualization of the global Hamiltonian progression of two-dimensional Lagrangian flow topologies from integrable to chaotic state

Baskan, O., Speetjens, M. F. M., Metcalfe, G. & Clercx, H. J. H., 2015, In : Chaos. 25, p. 103106-1/9 9 p., 103106.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Student theses

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

Analysis of heat extraction in a geothermal reservoir

Author: van der Meer, T., 31 May 2014

Supervisor: van Steenhoven, A. (Supervisor 1), Speetjens, M. (Supervisor 2) & van der Plas, B. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Analysis of the effects of oscillating flows in geothermal reservoirs

Author: Brink, R., 30 Jun 2015

Supervisor: Speetjens, M. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master

A prelude to application of LES and SEM to transitional and turbulent flow problems

Author: Speetjens, M., 30 Jun 1996

Supervisor: van Steenhoven, A. (Supervisor 1), Rindt, C. (Supervisor 2) & Minev, P. (External person) (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Characterization of boiling heat transfer for steady and transient conditions

Author: van Dam, V., 31 Aug 2016

Supervisor: Smeulders, D. (Supervisor 1), Speetjens, M. (Supervisor 2) & van Gils, R. (External coach)

Student thesis: Master