Corné Muilwijk


Dr 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 developing and 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 studied the 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, by then newly established, 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. After his PhD, he started as a postdoctoral researcher in DCU, where he first designed a test facility to study cavitation in centrifugal pumps and later worked temperature and flow measurements inside a heat pump prototype.

Research Expertise

Corné’s research interests are mainly focused on the experimental analysis of multiphase flows, bubbles or droplets, and non-ideal flow behaviour. With his experience in CFD modelling, he is dedicated to performing experiments for fundamental understanding and developments of models. He has experience with a variety of experimental methods in fluids, including but not limited to, Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV), Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence (P-LIF), high-speed photography, digital image correlation (DIC), Laser Doppler Velocimetry and optical fibre probes. He recently joined Hydrogen Ireland where he is co-chairing the research working group.