About Fluid•DTU

Center for Fluid Dynamics at DTU, FluidDTU is a collaboration between several departments at DTU with the aim of stimulating and enhancing the research and collaboration withing fluid dynamics.

The board members are:

  • Jens Nørkær Sørensen (Wind Energy)
  • Morten Brøns (Compute)
  • Jens Honoré Walther (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Knud Erik Meyer (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Ole Hasssager (Chemical Engineering)
  • Fridolin Okkels (Nanotech)
  • Henrik Bruus (Physics)
  • Jens Juul Rasmussen (Physics)
  • Anders Andersen (Physics, responsible for seminar series)
  • Tomas Bohr (physics, director)

FluidDTU was created in July 2006 as a collaboration between five departments at the Technical University of Denmark all working with different aspects of fluid dynamics. The departments were: Chemical Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Micro and Nanotechnolgy, and Physics.

The creation of the center was made possible by the grant Fundamental Problems in Fluid Dynamics from the Danish National Research Foundation (Danmarks Grundforskingsfond). The grant included support for a Niels Bohr Visiting Professorship (check under Activities) for the late Professor Hassan Aref as well as a visiting scientist program and summer schools. The main research themes for FluidDTU during the five years were:

  • Fall 2006: Instability, bifurcation and chaos in fluid dynamics
  • Fall 2007: Interfaces, bubbles and drops
  • Fall 2008: Vorticity dynamics
  • Fall 2009: Fluid dynamics at very small length scales
  • Fall 2010: Complex fluids and solution

FluidDTU has arranged summer schools with the title “Complex Motion in Fluids” every second year. The last was in 2013.