Dr. Leo Pel
Leo Pel is an Associate professor in the group Transport in Permeable Media, Department of Applied Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology.
In group Transport in Permeable media the transport of moisture and ions is studied in a variety of permeable materials, ranging from porous building materials of macroscopic dimensions, like brick and concrete, over chemical reactors up to thin polymer coatings. Our goal is to improve the performance by identifying the key parameters that govern the transport and damage mechanisms. My main research interest is the combined moisture and ion transport and crystallization in porous media in order to understand damages. In the group the potential of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) imaging on multiple length scales is combined with physical and mathematical modelling. Over the past years we have built up a collection of home built NMR setups which have the unique possibility to measure non-destructively the moisture and ion contents in porous media over various length scales.