• 192 Citaties

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Persoonlijk profiel


“Understanding the physics and improving the modeling of environmental flows allows for better practices and smart design of interventions that affect our surroundings.”

Research profile

Matias Duran Matute is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Physics at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His main research topics include Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Coastal Physical Oceanography, with a specific focus on sediment transport, dynamics of shallow flows, transport in coastal areas, effects of background rotation, turbulent mixing, and estuarine dynamics. An important goal of Matias’ research is to improve nature around us. His aim is to understand fundamental dynamics and characteristics of environmental and coastal flows to improve modeling and predictions to make better-informed decisions.

In the course of his research, Matias has performed high-resolution numerical simulations of the Dutch Wadden Sea, which have made it possible to understand and quantify the transport and fluxes in the region. Supported by an NWO VENI grant, he has proven the efficiency of vortices as transport media for sediment in coastal areas. In future, he plans to dive deeper into the understanding of the interaction of sediment and well-controlled but complex flows. 

Academic background

Matias Duran Matute obtained his PhD (with honors) in Fluid Dynamics (2010) at TU/e on the subject of Dynamics of shallow flows with and without background rotation. He also holds a BSc in Physics (2004) from the University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico and and MSc in Physical Oceanography (2006) from CICESE, Ensenada, Mexico. In 2011 he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at LEGI, Grenoble, France, and from 2012 to 2014 he was a postdoctoral researcher at Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), Texel, The Netherlands, where he still works as a guest researcher.   

Matias is a reviewer for Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, Physics of Fluids, Continental Shelf Research, Journal of Turbulence, Ocean Dynamics, Ocean Science and European Journal of Mechanics-B. He is currently serving as guest editor for a ‘Shallow Flows’ special issue on Environmental Fluid Mechanics. He is regularly invited as a speaker and publishes in key journals.

Externe posities

Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research - NIOZ

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  • 192 Citaties
  • 25 Tijdschriftartikel
  • 6 Conferentiebijdrage
  • 1 Editorial
  • 1 Dissertatie 1 (Onderzoek TU/e / Promotie TU/e)

Analysis of one-dimensional models for exchange flows under strong stratification

Kaptein, S., van de Wal, K. J., Kamp, L., Armenio, V., Clercx, H. & Duran Matute, M., 1 jan 2020, In : Ocean Dynamics. 70, 1, blz. 41-56 16 blz.

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    High-resolution single-camera photogrammetry: incorporation of refraction at a fluid interface

    Gonzalez Vera, A. S., Wilting, T., Holten, A., van Heijst, G. J. F. G-J. & Duran Matute, M., jan 2020, In : Experiments in Fluids. 61, 1, 19 blz., 3.

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    Effect of the water depth on oscillatory flows over a flat plate: from the intermittent towards the fully turbulent regime

    Kaptein, S. J., Duran Matute, M., Roman, F., Armenio, V. & Clercx, H. J. H., 1 okt 2019, In : Environmental Fluid Mechanics. 19, 5, blz. 1167-1184 18 blz.

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  • 1 Citaat (Scopus)
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    Existence and properties of the logarithmic layer in oscillating flows

    Kaptein, S. J., Duran-Matute, M., Roman, F., Armenio, V. & Clercx, H. J. H., 1 nov 2019, In : IAHR Journal of Hydraulic Research.

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  • Preface

    Cushman-Roisin, B., Duran Matute, M., Kamp, L. & van Heijst, G. J., 1 okt 2019, In : Environmental Fluid Mechanics. 19, 5, blz. 1045-1046 2 blz.

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    3D high resolution numerical simulations of the hydrodynamics of the Dutch Wadden Sea (hindcasting 2009-2011)

    Duran Matute, M. (Ontwerper), Gerkema, T. (Ontwerper), de Boer, G. (Ontwerper), Nauw, J. (Ontwerper), Gräwe, U. (Ontwerper), NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, 2019



  • NWO grant for studying the transport of suspended material in the Dutch Wadden Sea

    Theo Gerkema (Ontvanger) & Matias Duran Matute (Ontvanger), 2019

    Prijs: NWOOtherWetenschappelijk

  • Knipsels

    Prof Talk | Toys afloat at sea

    G.J.F. (Gert-Jan) van Heijst & Matias Duran Matute


    1 item van Media-aandacht

    Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar


    Angle of repose of a sediment cone: differences between underwater and dry conditions

    Auteur: Cooijmans, W., 2019

    Begeleider: Duran Matute, M. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Gonzalez Vera, A. S. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Bachelor


    A numerical study on the flushing of a tidal basin

    Auteur: Hendriks, M., 2019

    Begeleider: van Heijst, G. (. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Duran Matute, M. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Kamp, L. P. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Bol, A. A. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master


    Characterization of Q2D rotating turbulence evolving over a no-slip bottom

    Auteur: Albert, M., 31 okt 2008

    Begeleider: Duran Matute, M. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Trieling, R. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & van Heijst, G. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master


    Dip coating film impinged by a gas jet

    Auteur: van der Boog, R., 2018

    Begeleider: Toschi, F. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Duran Matute, M. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Gelderblom, H. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & van Brummelen, E. (. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master


    Dipole flows in an estuary

    Auteur: Albertz, K., 2017

    Begeleider: Duran Matute, M. (Afstudeerdocent 1), van Heijst, G. (. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Kamp, L. P. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master