Welcome to the Department of Multi-Scale Physics
On 10 July, as part of the 'Process Technology and Fluid Dynamics' review project, the Executive Board made a final decision on the restructuring of the Multi Scale Physics (MSP) department. This decision concerns the staff active in the field of Process Technology.
ChemE en P&E
As of 1 September, the staff working on the Multi-phase Flows, Thermal & Materials Processes and Computational Reactor Engineering themes will be housed under the Chemical Engineering department in the new to be established Transport Phenomena research group (to be lead by Chris Kleijn). Also as of 1 September, the Reactive Flows & Explosions theme and the applicable staff will be brought under the 3mE faculty's Process & Energy department.
The Clouds, Climate & Air Quality research theme will move to the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences as part of the Climate and Clouds review project. This will also herald the formal closure of the MSP department.
The Department of Multi-Scale Physics (MSP) is dealing with Industrial and Environmental Processes in the world around us. With a staff of 14 professors and some 35 postdocs and PhD students, MSP aims at a better understanding, a better description and - in industry - a better control of these processes. We think mankind should produce products and energy in a cleaner, more sustainable and more efficient way. MSP wishes to contribute to more sustainable industrial processes and a more sustainable earth.
MSP considers flow and transport phenomena over a wide range of time and length scales in their mutual dependence. We study the interaction of molecular transport of heat and mass, chemical reactions, turbulent eddies, bubbles, drops and particles, and flow and convective transport at the scale of the vessel or at a long range. Usually, we use continuum concepts for describing these phenomena and processes, sometimes (under rarefied conditions) molecular models.
To this end, MSP exploits a wide variety of advanced computational and experimental tools.
Highlight: Supercomputing award for simulating atmospheric boundary layer
During the annual SARA Superdag on December 1, the Wim Nieuwpoort Award has been granted for the first time. NCF and SARA have initiated this Award to promote the scaling of applications for HPC systems.
The Award has been named after Emeritus Professor Wim Nieuwpoort who has had great influence on the promotion of large-scale computing in the Netherlands. This award is meant for Dutch research teams that have demonstrated to be able to efficiently run scientific applications on a significant part of a large Dutch national HPC system. The jury has received three proposals that met the criteria.
The Wim Nieuwpoort Award has been granted to the research team of Prof. Dr. Harm Jonker of Delft University of Technology for the proposal "High Resolution Simulation of Turbulent Atmospheric Boundary Layers". Besides Jonker, Dr. S.R. de Roode, Drs. S. Boing, Ir. J.J. van der Dussen and Dr. M. van Reeuwijk have contributed to this proposal.
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