Transport Phenomena - Delft University of Technology


The Transport Phenomena group studies the transport of mass, momentum and heat, on different length and time scales, in physical and chemical processes related to advanced materials processing, energy conversion and storage, and health. The main interest is in transport phenomena around (solid-fluid, liquid-gas and liquid-liquid) interfaces, which we wish to understand, control and enhance.

The group uses both theoretical and computational models, and non-intrusive experiments based on laser and X-ray techniques.

Our expertise is in heat and mass transfer in multiphase flows, turbulent flows, microflows and biological flows.

A partial list of topics which we currently work on:

  • Multiphase flow and dynamic contact line phenomena in digital microfluidics and Labs-on-Chips
  • Dispersed multiphase flows in large scale chemical processing (bubble columns, fluidized beds, Fischer Tropsch)
  • Magnetohydrodynamics in advanced liquid metal processing (welding, casting)
  • Magnetic drug targeting
  • Oil-water separation
  • Turbulence modulation for enhanced heat and mass transfer

Transport Phenomena — Online Courses (MOOC)

In October 2015 the free massive open online course (MOOC) "The Basics of Transport Phenomena" kick-started with well over 7000 students across the world. This year, 2016, it goes back online October 21st. This MOOC covers the basic framework of Transport Phenomena that can be applied on a broad spectrum of engineering problems, that involve transfer of heat, mass and momentum. This course teaches Transport Phenomena through examples of everyday processes at home, in the lab and in industry. In the course we will also show how to solve and assess a model from a quantitative perspective.

This year, January 4th 2017, the MOOC "Advanced Transport Phenomena" went online for the first time. Where "The Basics of Transport Phenomena" stopped, this advanced course will take off. It will treat the more advanced topics in transport phenomena, distributed into six categories: (1) micro balances, (2) momentum balance, (3) convection, (4) mass transfer, (5) laminar flow and (6) radiation.

We invite you to enroll for these courses for free on edx!

Last modified: June 12 2018. © Delft University of Technology - TP group 2012