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

Multiple vacancies:

I was recently awarded an ERC starting grant focussing on the melting and dissolution in turbulent flows. See my interview on this grant here. Another opening is on the effect of high-concentration on turbulent flows. See the short announcement on the website of the funding agency here and the announcement on the university news website here (Dutch). See more details of the vacancy here.

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.


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, and 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, download) in the Physics of Fluids group at the University of Twente. 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 Lagrangian Exploration Module (LEM). Currently I'm an assistant professor in the Physics of Fluids groups in the University of Twente.

Past events:

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.