10 April 2015: Kick-off Symposium of The Darcy Center

"Mastering the complexity of porous media systems"

This event is English spoken!

Eindhoven University of Technology and Utrecht University are joining forces to establish The Darcy Center for Porous Media Science and Technology. The goal of Darcy Center is to advance porous media research in the general areas of novel porous materials, transport of mass and heat in deformable porous media, and reactive energy storage in porous materials. The center will be responding to the strong demand for innovative fundamental and applied research in order to meet today's societal challenges. It invites academia and industries to join forces in advancing porous media research in the Netherlands.

12h30Arrival, sandwich and registration


Welcome by Bert van der Zwaan (UU)

13h40Opening Darcy Center by Majid Hassanizadeh (UU)
and David Smeulders (TU/e)

Jos Keurentjes (TNO)


Hans van Duijn (TU/e)

Some analytical observations regarding hysteresis in two-phase porous media flow
14h35Coffee/Tea break
15h00Rodrigo Rosati (Procter&Gamble)
Modeling & Simulation across P&G porous media based products
15h30Mary Wheeler (University of Texas at Austin)

Coupling flow and geomechanics in fractured porous media


René van Roij (UU)

Harvesting blue energy (

Reception and Poster Fair



Utrecht - the Netherlands
Academiegebouw (Utrecht University Hall)

Room: Senaatszaal

Domplein 29 (Dom square, near Dom tower)
3512 JE  Utrecht


To register please mention: name, organisation, job title.

  • Participation is free, however, registration is mandatory.
  • Please note registration is in 'first come first served' basis.
  • Registration includes lunch sandwich, coffee/tea and drinks afterwards.
  • Registration will be complete once you receive a confirmation email.


Any further questions on this event can be sent to Elle Abzach.