Full Professor

Philip de Goey

Combustion is responsible for 80% of our current energy supply and will remain to be extremely important in future due to its extremely high power-density. However, the fuels will shift more and more from fossils to sustainable fuels like biofuels, solar fuels and metal fuels. To understand the underlying physical and chemical processes and to control them in such a way that the processes are ultra-clean and highly efficient is highly motivating

Group / Unit
Multiphase & Reactive Flows
Gemini zuid
Floor / room

Research Profile

Philip de Goey is Full Professor of Combustion Technology in the Multiphase & Reactive Flows Section at TU/e. He is also dean of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His areas of expertise include combustion science, technology and innovation, energy, thermo-fluids and heat transport technology. From 1988 to 1995, he was Assistant Professor and from 1995-2000 he was Associate Professor of combustion science in the Section Energy Technology at the Mechanical Engineering Department of the TU/e.  Philip is active and well-known for numerical and experimental research in the field of laminar flames, turbulent flames, engines, gas turbines, flame thermo-acoustics, etc. The two most important achievements for which the chair is known are the invention of: I) The Heat Flux Method, one of the most accurate methods known for measuring adiabatic burning velocities and used by at least 12 other groups in the world, which will be extended to metal fuels within the current project II) The FGM method, a very efficient and accurate combustion modeling technique, also well recognized in the combustion community worldwide and also used by more than 30 groups/industries over the world.

Academic Background

Philip de Goey studied Theoretical Physics at Radboud University, Nijmegen and received his PhD from the Department of Physics of the TU/e for his thesis 'Collision Phenomena in a Quantum Gas'. From 1999-2000 he was Visiting Professor at the Institut fur Technische Mechanik (Prof. Norbert Peters) at the RWTH-Aachen, Germany. Philip has been chairman of the Dutch Section of the Combustion Institute, chairman of the platform 'Clean and Efficient Combustion' of the Dutch Technology Foundation STW-SZV and program leader of the STW perspectief program Clean Combustion Concepts (2008-date). He has previously acted as Associate Editor and Editor of the Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Coordinator and Colloquium Co-Chair of the colloquium on 'Laminar Flames' at the 31st and 32nd (Int.) Symposium on Combustion. Philip has (co-)authored over 400 scientific publications and is a scientific committee member of 10 international conferences.  

Educational Activities

  • Externship Multiphase and Reactive Flows(international)
  • Preparation phase graduation project
  • Bachelor final project TFE - Multiphase and Reactive Flows
  • Graduation project Multiphase and Reactive Flows (international)
  • Graduation project Multiphase Reactive Flows
  • Introduction mechanical engineering and truss structures

Ancillary Activities

  • Member of the Board of Directors 2006-present, Advances in Applied Physics
  • Member of the Editorial Board 2010-present, Journal of Thermodynamics
  • Member of the Editorial Board 2008-present, Open Thermodynamics Journal
  • Scientific Advisory Board, Aalto University - Aalto School of Engineering
  • Member of the management 2006-present, Combustion Institute
  • Visiting Professor 2010-present, Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China
  • Member 2007-present, Europe Turbine Group (ETN)
  • Initiator and chair of the board, Metalot3 Campus on Energy & Metals - Cranendonck