Department of Applied Physics

Fluids and Flows

The Fluids and Flows (F&F) group addresses fundamental questions in fluid dynamics in an integrated approach. 

Our fascination for fluid dynamics is based on the beauty and complexity of flow phenomena and further fueled by its omnipresence in current-day technologies. 

Our research group addresses fundamental questions in fluid dynamics through statistical fluid mechanics, large-scale computations and dedicated laboratory experiments with modern optical diagnostics for detailed flow measurements. Our motivation is the desire to unravel the fundamental properties of these phenomena and systems and use that knowledge to help solve challenges for industry and the environment.

Research themes


Together, prof. Federico Toschi and dr. Alessandro Corbetta investigate the complex dynamics of pedestrians walking in crowds in large outdoor and indoor scenarios. In the past, they monitored for several months millions of pedestrians at TU/e, the train station of Eindhoven, and the Light Festival GLOW. At GLOW 2019 they will again do some new measurements.

Read more about their publication of 14 December 2018 in the journal Physical Review E

Work with us!

Please check out the TU/e Vacancies page for further opportunities within our group. 

9 staff positions for female candidates in the Department of Applied Physics

All positions are open from May 15, 2019, and are open only to female candidates in the framework of the new Irène Curie Fellowship program of TU/e. Review of applications will begin immediately upon receipt, and continue until the positions are filled, with the last date for applications being November 15, 2019.

Meet some of our Researchers


An overview of topics for the BSc and MSc final project available within our group:

  • Turbulence
  • Environmental Fluid Mechanics
  • Multiphase and Complex Fluids
  • Micro- and Nanohydrodynamics