van Brummelen

Contact Details

Name E. Harald van Brummelen
      e.h.v.brummelen  at
TU/e Employee Webpage
Postal Address
      Prof. dr. ir. Harald van Brummelen
      Eindhoven University of Technology
      Department of Mechanical Engineering (office Gem-Z 3.133)
      Multiscale Engineering Fluid Dynamics (MEFD)
      PO Box 513 - 5600 MB Eindhoven
Visiting Address
      Den Dolech 2, 5612 AZ Eindhoven
Further Contact Details
      Phone: +31 40 247 5470
      Fax: +31 40 243 3445
      Secretary (Ans van der Pasch): +31 40 247 8453

Research Interests

I am the section leader of the Multiscale Engineering Fluid Dynamics Group. The MEFD chair was established in 2009 as one of the 3TU chairs within the Centre of Excellence for Multiscale Phenomena. The MEFD group focuses on the development, analysis and application of mathematical-physical models and advanced numerical techniques for multiscale flow problems in engineering applications, with particular emphasis on interface and free-boundary problems and auxiliary-field interactions. For a short description of some of our research themes, see the Research page. 

My research interests include (but not exclusively):

  • Multiscale problems and techniques
  • Free-boundary and interface problems
  • Fluid-structure interaction
  • Kinetic models and the Boltzmann equation
  • Moment-closure approximations 
  • Goal-oriented error estimation and adaptivity

Short Biography

  • ≥ May 2012 :: Advisor at the Centre of Mathematics and Computer Science
  • ≥ Sept. 2011 :: Director of the Eindhoven Multiscale Institute
  • ≥ Nov. 2009 :: Full Professor, Multiscale Engineering Fluid Dynamics, Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • ≥ Nov. 2009 :: Full Professor, Centre for Analysis, Scientific computing and Applications, Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Jan. 2009 - Oct. 2009 :: Associate Professor, Institute for Precision and Microsystems Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Department of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
  • Sept. 2003 - Dec. 2008 :: Assistant Professor, Engineering Mechanics,  Delft University of Technology, Department of Aerospace Engineering
  • Oct. 2001 - Aug. 2003 :: Postdoctoral fellow, Engineering Mechanics,  Delft University of Technology, Department of Aerospace Engineering 
  • Sept. 1997 - Sept. 2001 :: Doctoral researcher, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Cluster, Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science, Amsterdam
  • Aug. 1997 :: MSc Degree, Mechanical Engineering, Twente University of Technology


For an extended CV click here.

For an extended list of publication click here.