We focus on the basic, fundamental questions that need to be answered to achieve a breakthrough
What is the value of research if not to make things better? At the Transport in Permeable Media (TPM) group, it is in our DNA to take inspiration for our activities from societal issues and applications. From this starting point, we focus on the basic, fundamental physics questions that need to be answered to achieve a breakthrough in application. For instance, energy storage can be achieved with crystalline materials that incorporate water into their crystal lattice. More sustainable permeable materials, as used for example in the steel and construction industry, can be made through a better understanding of aggressive phase changes such as boiling and crystallization in submicron pores. This is what we call basic use-inspired research.
Following from our focus on basic use-inspired research, the group fosters long-term cooperation with TNO, DSM, Océ, Caldic, NXP and Philips.
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Our most recent peer reviewed publications
Moisture content of the coating determines the water permeability as measured by 1D magnetic resonance imagingProgress in Organic Coatings (2019)
Hydroplasticization of latex films with varying methacrylic acid contentPolymer (2019)
Relating relative humidity fluctuations to damage in oak panel paintings by a simple experimentStudies in Conservation (2019)
Dynamics of heterogeneous crosslinking in room temperature vulcanizing poly(dimethyl siloxane) and its dependence on moisture supplyPolymer (2019)
Oil type and cross-linking influence growth of Aureobasidium melanogenum on vegetable oils as a single carbon sourceMicrobiologyOpen (2018)
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