Prof. J.A.M. Kuipers from Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, presented the XXXII Zhang Dayu lecture entitled “Recent advances in the multi-scale simulation of mass, momentum and heat transfer in multiphase chemical reactors” at the Conference Room of Energy Fundamentals Building on Friday May 24th, 2019.
Prof. YE Mao chaired the lecture, and Prof. CAI Rui, the deputy director of DICP, awarded Prof. Kuipers the “Zhang Dayu Lectureship” certification and granted him the Honored Professorship of DICP. More than 100 staffs and students with relevant research background attended this event.
The research interests of Prof. Kuipers included the multi-scale modelling and advanced measurement technologies of multiphase flows in chemical reactor. He was the first person who published more than 100 papers in Chemical Engineering Science in 2013.
Prof. Kuipers was elected to the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KAWN) in 2015. In his talk, Prof. Kuipers introduced the recent advances in the multi-scale modelling of mass, momentum and heat transfer in multiphase chemical reactors. He also answered many questions from the audiences and discussed on some specific issues with DICP young scientists.
During his stay in DICP, Prof. Kuipers visited the National Engineering Laboratory for Methanol to Olefins, Laboratory of Catalysts and New Materials for Aerospace, and Laboratory of Microchemical Engineering and Technology.
Prof. Zhongmin Liu, the director of DICP, also met Prof. Kuipers after the lecture, and discussed the possibility of the further collaborations in multiphase reaction engineering. (Text by YE Mao and LIU Jiajia)