Max Planck – University of Twente Center for Complex Fluid Dynamics

This very first Max Planck Center in The Netherlands was opened March 3, 2017 in the presence of State Secretary Sander Dekker and the President of the Max Planck Society, Prof Martin Stratmann.

The Max Planck Center will do research on the dynamics of fluids, in the broadest sense. This starts with a single nano size droplet, can also be about fluids in microchips or industrial-scale turbulence. The application areas range from catalysts for sustainable energy to medical lab-on-a-chip systems.

Two University of Twente research groups and two Max Planck Institutes find each other in this line of research. The Physics of Fluids group of Detlef Lohse and the BIOS Lab-on-a-chip group of Albert van den Berg cooperate with two Max Planck Institutes, in Göttingen (Dynamics and Self-organisation) and Mainz (Polymer research).

Read more on the website of UT >>

See joint press release with the Max Planck Society >>

“Hoe komt het dat in een rustige stroom die door een vernauwing gaat of op een obstakel stuit, ineens wervels en kolken ontstaan?” – Read this article in Trouw (in Dutch) >>

March 3, 2017