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Ruben van Gaalen is a PhD candidate in the Power & Flow group at the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His project involves modeling the evaporation and absorption of sessile droplets that carry surfactants. He mainly uses lubrication theory for his simulations.

Academic background

Ruben van Gaalen obtained both his BSc and MSc in Mechanical Engineering at the TU/e. During his master track he did an internship at the Technion in Haifa, Israel, for which he carried out experiments on vortex-induced vibrations. His master thesis involved the modeling of a rotating bioreactor for Scinus Cell Expansion B.V., using a two-fluid model.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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