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Research profile

Twan van Hooff is a part-time Assistant Professor in the Building Physics and Services unit in the Department of the Built Environment, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Twan’s areas of expertise include the experimental modeling and numerical simulation of indoor and outdoor airflows in the built environment, including related heat and mass transfer processes, with the overall aim to provide healthy, comfortable and energy-efficient buildings and other enclosures. His research topics cover, amongst other areas, building and room ventilation, natural ventilation, pedestrian-level wind comfort, wind-driven rain, sport stadium aerodynamics, wind energy, computational fluid dynamics for the built environment and climate change adaptation measures on the building scale.

Academic background

Twan van Hooff received his MSc in Architecture, Building and Planning in 2008, with a specialization in Building Physics (track ‘Physics of the Built Environment’). From July 2008 to July 2012, he was a PhD student at both the Building Physics and Services (BPS) at TU/e and the Building Physics Section of KU Leuven, Belgium (double doctorate supervised by prof.dr.ir. Blocken (TU/e) and prof.dr.ir. Baelmans (KUL)). In December 2012 he obtained his PhD (at TU/e with honors). For a publication not related to his PhD study, Twan received the Best Paper Award from the leading ISI journal Building and Environment (2011).

From 2012 to 2014 Twan was a postdoctoral researcher in the Climate Proof Cities research program. Since 2014, Twan is a Research Fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) (personal grant) in the Building Physics Section of the Department of Civil Engineering at KU Leuven, and since October 2015 he is a part-time assistant professor in the unit Building Physics and Services of the Department of the Built Environment at Eindhoven University of Technology. He has published 37 ISI journal papers, 17 of which as first author, and 63 papers in international conference proceedings so far. He is a reviewer for 46 ISI journals and has been a member of several scientific committees at international conferences.

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Research Output 2008 2019

Aerodynamic optimization of particulate matter removal using electrostatic precipitation units

Vervoort, R., 11 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

Research output: ThesisPd Eng ThesisAcademic

1 Citation (Scopus)

Cross-ventilation in a generic isolated building equipped with louvers: wind-tunnel experiments and CFD simulations

Kosutova, K., van Hooff, T., Vanderwel, C., Blocken, B. & Hensen, J., 1 May 2019, In : Building and Environment. 154, p. 263-280 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
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Facades
computational fluid dynamics
wind tunnel
Ventilation
ventilation

Natural ventilation of an isolated generic building with a windward window and different windexchangers: CFD validation, sensitivity study and performance analysis

Castillo, J. A., Huelsz, G., van Hooff, T. & Blocken, B., 1 Jun 2019, In : Building Simulation. 12, 3, p. 475-488 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Ventilation
Computational fluid dynamics
Flow rate
Sensitivity analysis
Facades
Particulate Matter
particulate matter
Electrostatics
Computational fluid dynamics
School buildings

Prizes

Best Paper Award from the ISI Journal Building and Environment

Twan van Hooff (Recipient), 2011

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Best researcher award for the year 2016: Department of the Built Environment, TU/e

Twan van Hooff (Recipient), 2017

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Top-cited paper in peer-reviewed Journal Environmental Modelling & Software over period 2012 - 2017 [ranked nr. 11 of 2114 papers]

Bert Blocken (Recipient), W.D. Janssen (Recipient) & Twan van Hooff (Recipient), 2017

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Computational fluid dynamics

Press / Media

Sport Webinar Series: Getting ready for the UEFA Euro 2016 Championship

Twan van Hooff

28/05/16

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Student theses

Analysis of the effect of building geometry modifications on pedestrian-level wind speed

Author: van Druenen, T., 31 Mar 2016

Supervisor: van Hooff, T. (Supervisor 1) & Montazeri, H. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Cavity airflow in building integrated photovoltaic systems: a numerical study

Author: Klep, M., 31 Aug 2016

Supervisor: van Hooff, T. (Supervisor 1), Blocken, B. (Supervisor 2) & Saelens, D. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

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CFD analysis of natural ventilation in a generic environment: impact of street width on indoor airflow pattern and airflow rate

Author: Smal, R., 25 Apr 2017

Supervisor: Kosutova, K. (Supervisor 1), van Hooff, T. (Supervisor 2), Rindt, C. (Supervisor 2) & Blocken, B. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

CFD analysis of the mixing in an enclosure under time-periodic inlet conditions

Author: Thysen, J., 31 Aug 2015

Supervisor: van Heijst, G. (Supervisor 1), Blocken, B. (Supervisor 2) & van Hooff, T. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Computational analysis of climate change adaptation measures at the building and street scale focused on evaporative cooling: case study for Bergpolder Zuid

Author: Toparlar, Y., 31 Oct 2012

Supervisor: Blocken, B. (Supervisor 1), Montazeri, H. (Supervisor 2), Janssen, W. (Supervisor 2), van Hooff, T. (Supervisor 2), Albers, R. (External person) (External coach) & Timmermans, H. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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