Christian Poelma appointed full professor Multiphase Systems

06 April 2017 by Webredactie 3mE

Prof. dr.ir. Christian Poelma (1975) has been appointed full professor Multiphase Systems at the department of Process & Energy (P&E) of the Faculty of 3mE since March 7, 2017. Poelma obtained his MSc degree in Chemical Engineering from Delft University of Technology in 1999. At the same university (Faculty 3ME) he obtained his PhD degree (2004) with research on particle-laden turbulence. After postdoctoral work at the California Institute of Technology, where he investigated insect flight, he returned to Delft as assistant professor to focus on cardiovascular flows. During a sabbatical in 2012 at the University of Oxford he worked on computational hemodynamics. In 2014, he became associate professor.

Christian Poelma currently leads the new Multiphase Systems section (Process & Energy department, Faculty 3mE, Delft University of Technology). The goal of this section is to obtain a better understanding of the interaction between fluid and particles or droplets, to formulate accurate, efficient models. These models provide sustainable solutions for challenges from nature and industry. His own research spans (applied) multiphase flows, cardiovascular flows and flow measurement techniques. These topics also form the core of his “OpaqueFlows” ERC Consolidator Grant (fall 2016).

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