About TIPs

The objective of the research carried out at the Transfers, Interfaces and Processes (TIPs) department of the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) is the experimental characterization and the mathematical modeling of transport phenomena within systems containing several phases (gas and/or liquid and/or solid), exchanging matter, heat or momentum, through an interface between these phases, at scales between the micron and the millimeter. The research carried out revolves around mainly fundamental and/or generic questions. They have direct applications in the fields of health, environment, heat transfer technologies and agro-food, chemical, microtechnology, materials and space industries.

Our current research concerns 9 scientific topics: Drying, Enzymatic processesEvaporation and boiling, Gas-liquid transfers, Microfluidics, Physiological fluidsSoft/Wet microroboticsSurface rheology and, as a side research area, the characterization of Ancient hydraulic systems.

The TIPs department is composed of 5 professors and approximately 30 researchers.

The professors

Our team

Equipment

The TIPs department has a laboratory devoted to the realization, the characterization and the manipulation of systems including several phases (gas and/or liquid and/or solid), exchanging mass, energy or momentum, at a characteristic length scale between the micron and the millimeter. The lab is part of the Micro-milli platform. It is managed by by Sam Dehaeck, PhD.