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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Please check out the TU/e Vacancies page for further opportunities within our group.
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.
Our most recent peer reviewed publications
Surface characterization of drying acrylic latex dispersions with variable methacrylic acid content using surface dilatational rheologyJournal of Colloid and Interface Science (2019)
The microstructure development during bleeding of cement pasteCement and Concrete Research (2019)
Comparison of different techniques to study the nanostructure and the microstructure of cementitious materials with and without superabsorbent polymersConstruction and Building Materials (2019)
Defect-driven water migration in MgCl2 tetra- and hexahydratesJournal of Solid State Chemistry (2019)
Understanding the water absorption from MHEC modified glue mortar into porous tileConstruction and Building Materials (2019)
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