I am an associate professor in the process & energy department of the mechanical engineering faculty of Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

My present research focuses primarily on physical transport phenomena in alkaline water electrolysers for green hydrogen production, but extends to porous electrodes in general and (multiphase) fluid dynamics in fuel cells, flow batteries, and CO2 electrolysers. Our group aims to improve understanding, optimise, and provide innovations for scaled-up designs through mathematical and computational modeling as well as through prototyping and experiments.

Previously I have worked on a wide variety of industrially relevant fluid mechanics and physical transport problems as well as theoretical work on nuclear fusion plasma physics and magnetohydrodynamics. Topics I worked on include the rheology of complex suspensions, settling of droplets and particles, heat transport in flowing media, the propagation of ultrasound in multiphase systems, natural convection, foaming, tokamak nuclear fusion physics, arterial flows and the effect of magnetic fields on magnetic particles and bubbles and solids in conducting fluids. I preferably use analytical techniques and engineering correlations as well as computational simulations, but also greatly value experiments.

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Ongoing projects J.W. Haverkort

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