Welcome to the Huisman research group. Part of the Physics of Fluids cluster and the Max Planck Center for Complex Fluid Mechanics at the University of Twente, we are located in the meander building.


Assist. Prof. Dr. Sander G. Huisman



Institutional address:

University of Twente
Faculty Science and Technology
Physics of Fluids
Building MEANDER (27)
P.O. Box 217
7500AE Enschede
The Netherlands

Research interests:

I am interested in the mass, momentum, heat, and energy transfer in turbulent flows with inclusions (bubbles, particles, drops) in a variety of geometries: Rayleigh-Bénard, Taylor-Couette, von Kármán, channel, channel flows, et cetera. Furthermore, I have a keen interest in applying measurements techniques, like laser Doppler anemometry, Lagrangian particle tracking, and high-speed particle image velocimetry, to the aforementioned geometries.

To get a more accurate feeling of the research I do, have a look at my publications and at some videos in the media section.


I was born in a small city in the north of The Netherlands called Sneek, and grew up in the nearby town Bolsward. At an early age I already liked `technical stuff': Lego, electronics, math problems, computers. During high school my main interest was in the exact sciences: Physics, Math, and Chemistry. I moved to the east of the country to pursue my studies. I received my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Physics, both Cum Laude, at the University of Twente. To gain experience, I did an internship in Toulouse (France) at the IMFT. In September 2014 I received my PhD (Cum Laude) in the Physics of Fluids group at the University of Twente, The Netherlands. After a year of PostDoc in the Twente group I started my PostDoc at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France on the Lagrangian dynamics of particles in the Langrangian Exploration Module (LEM). Currently I'm an assistant professor in the Physics of Fluids groups in the University of Twente.

You can find my PhD thesis here.