Assistant Professor

Twan van Hooff

Group / Department
Building Physics
The Built Environment

Research Profile

Twan van Hooff is an Assistant Professor in the Building Physics and Services unit in the Department of the Built Environment, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Twan’s areas of expertise include the experimental modeling and numerical simulation of indoor and outdoor airflows in the built environment, including related heat and mass transfer processes, with the overall aim to provide healthy, comfortable and energy-efficient buildings and other enclosures. His research topics cover, amongst other areas, building and room ventilation, natural ventilation, pedestrian-level wind comfort, wind-driven rain, sport stadium aerodynamics, wind energy, computational fluid dynamics for the built environment and climate change adaptation measures on the building scale.

Academic Background

Twan van Hooff received his MSc in Architecture, Building and Planning in 2008, with a specialization in Building Physics (track ‘Physics of the Built Environment’). From July 2008 to July 2012, he was a PhD student at both the Building Physics and Services (BPS) at TU/e and the Building Physics Section of KU Leuven, Belgium (double doctorate supervised by prof.dr.ir. Blocken (TU/e) and prof.dr.ir. Baelmans (KUL)). In December 2012 he obtained his PhD (at TU/e with honors). For a publication not related to his PhD study, Twan received the Best Paper Award from the leading ISI journal Building and Environment (2011). From 2012 to 2014 Twan was a postdoctoral researcher in the Climate Proof Cities research program. Since 2014, Twan is a Research Fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) (personal grant) in the Building Physics Section of the Department of Civil Engineering at KU Leuven, and since October 2015 he is an assistant professor in the unit Building Physics and Services of the Department of the Built Environment at Eindhoven University of Technology. He has published 37 ISI journal papers, 17 of which as first author, and 63 papers in international conference proceedings so far. He is a reviewer for 46 ISI journals and has been a member of several scientific committees at international conferences.