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Twan van Hooff is an 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 an 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

Air curtain optimization

Ruiz, C. A., van Hooff, T. & Blocken, B., 1 Jan 2019, In : Spool. 6, 2, p. 47-50 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Air curtains
air
efficiency
Fire protection
Thermal comfort

Analysis of the heating energy demand of a generic shop with an air curtain by coupled CFD and BES

Alanis Ruiz, C., van Hooff, T., Blocken, B. & van Heijst, G. J. F., 23 Oct 2019, Proceedings of Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings 2019. 7 p. 273

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

Air curtains
Infiltration
Computational fluid dynamics
Heating
Energy dissipation
1 Citation (Scopus)
19 Downloads (Pure)

CFD evaluation of building geometry modifications to reduce pedestrian-level wind speed

van Druenen, T., van Hooff, T. A. J., Montazeri, H. & Blocken, B., 1 Oct 2019, In : Building and Environment. 163, 24 p., 106293.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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pedestrian
computational fluid dynamics
Computational fluid dynamics
wind velocity
mathematics

Coupled aero-structural shape and topology optimization of HAWT rotor blades

Wang, Z., Suiker, A., Hofmeyer, H., van Hooff, T. & Blocken, B., 24 May 2019, p. 185-185. 1 p.

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Structural optimization
Shape optimization
Wind turbines
Turbomachine blades
Rotors
Open Access
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Prizes

Best Paper Award from the ISI Journal Building and Environment

Twan van Hooff (Recipient), 2011

Prize: 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 A.J. van Hooff (Recipient), 2017

Prize: 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) & T.A.J. van Hooff (Recipient), 2017

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

Computational fluid dynamics

Activities 2019 2019

  • 2 Publication peer-review

Building and Environment (Journal)

Twan A.J. van Hooff (Peer reviewer)
22 Oct 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-reviewScientific

Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics (Journal)

Twan A.J. van Hooff (Peer reviewer)
30 Aug 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-reviewScientific

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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