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Nico Dam is an Associate Professor and Chair of Laser Diagnostics for combustion in the department of Mechanical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His key areas of expertise include optics, lasers, (high resolution) spectroscopy, fuel technology, atomic physics and molecular physics. Tuition subjects include experimentation for mechanical engineering, optical diagnostics for combustion and fluid flow, and physics and measurement methods. Current research focuses on Raman spectroscopy, spray diagnostics and temperature field measurement.

Academic background

Nico Dam studied Physics (major Experimental Molecular Physics) in Nijmegen, and obtained his PhD at the same university, on the topic of collisional energy transfer in small molecules. Subsequently, he worked on metal cluster spectroscopy as a post-doc at the EPFL in Lausanne, CH, and later as a KNAW fellow back in Nijmegen. He has been working on the development of laser techniques for the quantitative 2-D visualization of reactive and non-reactive flows since 1995, initially at the Radboud University Nijmegen, and since 2008 at the TU/e.

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Research Output

The potential of on- and off-resonant formaldehyde imaging combined with bootstrapping in diesel sprays

Bakker, P. C., Maes, N. & Dam, N., Aug 2017, In : Combustion and Flame. 182, p. 20-27 8 p.

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    The influence of charge stratification on the spectral signature of partially premixed combustion in a light-duty optical engine

    Izadi Najafabadi, M., Egelmeers, L., Somers, B., Deen, N., Johansson, B. & Dam, N., Apr 2017, In : Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics. 123, 4, p. 1-13 13 p., 108.

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    Effects of injection timing on fluid flow characteristics of partially premixed combustion based on high-speed particle image velocimetry

    Izadi Najafabadi, M., Tanov, S., Wang, H., Somers, L. M. T., Johansson, B. & Dam, N. J., 28 Mar 2017, In : SAE International Journal of Engines. 10, 4, p. 1443-1453 11 p., 2017-01-0744.

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    Combustion stratification study of partially premixed combustion using Fourier transform analysis of OH* chemiluminescence images

    Izadi Najafabadi, M., Somers, B., Johansson, B. & Dam, N., 1 Dec 2018, In : International Journal of Engine Research. 19, 10, p. 1024-1035 12 p.

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    First price posters

    Nico Dam (Recipient), 2008

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    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

    A novel method of nitric oxide laser-induced fluorescence

    Author: Bolderman, T., 26 Apr 2018

    Supervisor: Dam, N. (Supervisor 1) & Maes, N. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master

    Bi-fuel domestic fireplace: investigation of flame properties for methane and propane burners

    Author: Pijpers, K., 15 Dec 2016

    Supervisor: van Ooijen, J. (Supervisor 1), Dam, N. (Supervisor 2), de Lange, H. (Supervisor 2), Doddema, R. (Supervisor 2) & Smit, E. (External person) (External coach)

    Student thesis: Master

    Building a natural gas powered hybrid electric vehicle

    Author: van den Broek, J., 30 Mar 2017

    Supervisor: Vermeltfoort, B. (Supervisor 1) & Dam, N. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    Building a test bench setup for the three power crossover project

    Author: Liefkens, B., 25 Aug 2016

    Supervisor: Dam, N. (Supervisor 1) & Vermeltfoort, B. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master