About “Jeroen van Oijen”
His expertise is largely in the field of engines and energy converters and his teaching focuses on mechanical engineering, chemically reacting flows, modelling combustion and interfacial transport phenomena in engineering flows. Jeroen van Oijen employs advanced numerical models to unravel the fundamental processes in reacting flows and uses this knowledge to develop computationally efficient models for large scale simulations of real devices. He is the inventor of the well known Flamelet Generated Manifold (FGM) method, which enables the use of detailed reaction mechanisms in engineering simulations at affordable computational cost. His group aims to develop new models for the design of devices employing new combustion concepts and future sustainable fuels.
Jeroen van Oijen received his MSc in Applied Physics from TU/e in 1996. His thesis concerned the numerical simulation of the advection of passive tracers in two-dimensional flows. Following this, Jeroen became a PhD student at TU/e. He began working as postdoctoral researcher on the numerical simulation of turbulent flames using advanced flamelet models. Jeroen is known for developing the Flamelet-Generated Manifold (FGM) method, a scientific breakthrough in the field of combustion modelling. In 2003 he was a visiting scientist in the group of Prof. Peters, the Institute für Technische Mechanik at RWTH Aachen. He has been visiting professor at Stanford University, CA, in 2010, and at the University of California Berkeley, CA, in 2014. Jeroen is Fellow of The Combustion Institute and has co-authored over 100 journal papers. He was chairman of the Dutch Association for Flame Research and coordinator of several national and international research projects on development of reduced models for turbulent combustion and emissions. His models are used for the design of clean and efficient engines, boilers, furnaces and gas turbine combustors.