Transport Phenomena - Delft University of Technology

Chris R. Kleijn

C. R. Kleijn

Contact details

  • Prof. dr. ir. C. R. Kleijn
  • Professor of Chemical Engineering and Applied Physics
  • Faculty of Applied Sciences
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Room F2.350
  • van der Maasweg 9, 2629 HZ, Delft, The Netherlands
  • Phone: +31-(0)15-27 82835

Research interests

  • Heat and mass transfer
  • Experimental and computational fluid dynamics
  • Microfluidics
  • Mixed and natural convection
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Labs-on-Chips
  • Fluid flow and transport phenomena in semiconductor materials processing
  • Fluid flow and transport phenomena in metallurgy
  • Thin film deposition (CVD/ALD)

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Latest publications

  • A New Cut-Cell Algorithm for Dsmc Simulations of Rarefied Gas Flows Around Immersed Moving Objects, Wenjie Jin, J. Ruud van Ommen, and Chris R. Kleijn. Computer Physics Communications 2017, 212 , 146–151.
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  • Simulation of Atomic Layer Deposition on Nanoparticle Agglomerates, Wenjie Jin, Chris R. Kleijn, and J. Ruud van Ommen. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology a 2017, 35  (1), 01B116.
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  • Direct Simulation Monte Carlo Calculation of Rarefied Gas Drag Using an Immersed Boundary Method, W. Jin, C. R. Kleijn, and J. R. van Ommen. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics 2015 (Icnaam-2015), pp. 480017, 2016.
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  • The Influence of Surfactants on Thermocapillary Flow Instabilities in Low Prandtl Melting Pools, Anton Kidess, Sasa Kenjeres, and Chris R. Kleijn. Physics of Fluids 2016, 28  (6), 062106.
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  • Marangoni Driven Turbulence in High Energy Surface Melting Processes, Anton Kidess, Sasa Kenjeres, Bernhard W. Righolt, and Chris R. Kleijn. International Journal of Thermal Sciences 2016, 104 , 412–422.
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Honors and awards

  • 1992-1996: Research fellow of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
  • 1999, Aug 4: Best Technical Session Award, ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
  • 2002, Aug 7: Best International Technical Session Award, ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Division


  • BSc TN:
    • TN2785: Fysische Transportverschijnselen (Transport Phenomena)
    • TN2780-HT: Fysische Transportverschijnselen voor Honours Track (Transport Phenomena for Honours Track)
    • TN1201: Thermodynamica (Thermodynamics)
    • TN2081: Fysica van Duurzame Energiesystemen (Physics of Sustainable Energy)
    • TN2952-P: Research Practicum Tweefasenstroming in een Microreactor (Research Lab Two-Phase Flow in a Microreactor)
  • MSc-AP:
    • AP3141D: Environmental Physics
    • AP3922: Traineeship Sustainability
  • MSc ChemE:
    • CH3131: Applied Numerical Methods

Applications / Vacancies / Job Opportunities

I often have fully funded 4-year projects for interested PhD students, and fully funded 1-2 year projects for postdocs. I welcome top-candidates from all over the world. Citizens of any country, holding an academic degree, can easily obtain a study visa and/or work permit for the Netherlands.

In the Dutch academic system, as a prospective PhD student you do not apply for a graduate school, but you directly apply for a thesis work defined by a particular faculty member. Generally speaking, such a thesis work is funded for the full 4 years, and includes a good salary (~25.000-30.000 Euro's per annum) for the PhD student. The PhD student spends 80% of his her time on his/her thesis research, 10% on teaching, and 10% on taking graduate level courses.

If you are interested in working with me, please send a resume, list of courses taken and grades obtained, letter of motivation and a brief statement of objectives and research interests.

Last modified: June 22 2016. © Delft University of Technology - TP group 2012