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.


Assoc. 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) and phase-transitions in a variety of geometries: Rayleigh-Bénard, Taylor-Couette, HIT setups, 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 and develop new algorithms to extract information.

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.

Find the Space-Traversal-Matching (STM) code here.

My research is funded by the ERC and by NWO:


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 study of physics. I received my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Physics, 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, download) in the Physics of Fluids group at the University of Twente, The Netherlands. I did a PostDoc at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France on the Lagrangian dynamics of particles in the Lagrangian Exploration Module (LEM). Currently I'm an associate professor in the Physics of Fluids groups at the University of Twente.

Past events:

I co-organized the 25th anniversary of the Physics of Fluids group which was held in October 2023. More information here.
I co-organized the 10th summer school Complex Motion in Fluids which was held in August 2022. More information here.
I co-organized the 21st International Couette-Taylor Workshop (ICTW) which was held online on July 5–9 2021. More information here.