Energy Technology & Fluid Dynamics

The research group Energy Technology and Fluid Dynamics consists of some 70 persons comprising faculty, support staff and PhD students. We are part of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. The mission our group is to advance heat & flow technologies for energy and high-tech applications. This mission encompasses research and development of new methods and tools (science); improving applied systems (technology); exchanging knowledge with our partners in society (valorization) and teaching and inspiring the future generation of engineers (education).

The scientific and technological challenges in the areas of energy technology and high-tech systems are huge. In order to deal with the challenges, both fundamental and application-oriented developments are necessary. If there is one single discipline where you really can make a difference as an engineer or scientist, it is in the field of energy technology & fluid dynamics

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Successful SEEEP PhD Summer School 2019

The yearly 2-week Energy PhD School took place at Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU) and Zhejiang University (ZJU) in Hangzhou between 12 and 25 August 2019. The theme of the PhD school this year was “Affordable Energy Transition: technological solutions and socio-economic constraints”. Students had lectures, excursions and project work where European and Chinese Universities teamed up to address specific topics in the energy transition. Lectures were given by professors from SJTU, ZJU, KTH Stockholm and TU/e on the current an foreseen Sino-European pathways towards a fully renewable and affordable energy supply. Accomodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner were generously provided by the host universities. For more information on next year’s event in Stockholm and Eindhoven contact


Students apply for our Energy Technology and Fluid Dynamics (ETFD) MSc program through the Master Allocation Procedure (MAP). Typically we welcome 30 new students each year. Your MSc program has a total duration of two academic years and has a value of 120 credit points (EC). In consultation with your mentor, you select your courses. Your curriculum consists of core lectures (20 EC), specialization courses lectured by professors from our Mechanical Engineering (ME) Department (20 EC), elective courses (15 EC), 2 professional skills courses (5 EC), an internship (15 EC), and finally your graduation project (45 EC). In our group we have three mentors: Prof. David Smeulders for all ME students in general, Prof. Harald van Brummelen for those with a strong preference for Computational Fluid Dynamics, and Dr. Rick de Lange for all SET students.

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