Corné Muilwijk started as an Assistant Professor in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Dublin City University (DCU) in 2021, where he is teaching modules in Thermodynamics and Turbomachinery. He received a BSc.
degree in Molecular Science & Technology (2012, Leiden, NL) and obtained an MSc. degree in Chemical Engineering at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands in 2014. For his MSc. thesis project, he modelled chemical reactive pollutants in urban areas by means of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). He then pursued a PhD degree on the experimental characterization of bubbly flows in the Bernal Institute at the University of Limerick (Ireland, 2020). He spent a substantial part of his time on the design and construction of a pilot-scale bubble column and showed great diligence to optimize the bubble formation process for controlling bubble size distributions. He developed experimental and analytical skills for image acquisition and processing, digital image correlation, bubble acoustics, Laser Doppler Velocimetry and dual-tip optical fibre probe measurements.

After his PhD, he started as a postdoctoral researcher in DCU, where he first designed and engineered a test facility to study cavitation in centrifugal pumps. He then developed a miniaturized heat pump prototype to study flow and temperature distributions inside the heat pump core. In this work-in-progress, Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) and Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence (P-LIF) will be used.


Corné’s research interests are focussed on the experimental analysis of multiphase flows (bubbles or droplets) and the non- ideal flow behaviour of e.g. biomass, and thermal fluids.  With his experience in CFD modelling, he is dedicated to performing experiments for fundamental understanding and developments of such models.

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