prof.dr.ir. C.H. Venner (Kees)

Full Professor

About Me

Chair of the Engineering Fluid Dynamics Group

Research themes in the group ar:

  • Rotating flow machines
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics Algorithms and Design
  • Aeroacoustics and Aerodynamics
  • Biomedical Fluid Mechanics

PhD from University of Twente, 1991, in the area of Thin layer flow/Lubrication and Multigrid/Multilevel methods. Held visiting scientist and Postdoc positions at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, and at Imperial College, London, UK. 2000-2014 assistent/associate prof. in the Engineering Fluid dynamic group at the University of Twente. Senior visiting scientist at SKF RTD Nieuwegein, The Netherlands.

25+ years of expertise in research and leading research projects in different areas in fluid mechanics, ranging from small scale  thin layer flow and optimal interface design on a nanoscale in lubrication and microfluidics applications to large medium scale industrial and biomedical, to large scale windturbines, aircraft). Expertise in experimental and theoretical results and numerical methods.

Author of 80+ papers in international journals. h-factor 32 (google), 20 (Web of Science). Author of book "Multilevel methods in Lubrication (Elsevier).


Film Thickness
Surface Roughness
Contacts (Fluid Mechanics)
Bearings (Structural)
Lubricating Greases

Ancillary Activities

  • SKF Engineering & Research Centre
    Visiting Senior Scientist


van Garrel, A., ten Pas, S., Venner, C. H., & van Muijden, J. (2018). Wind Turbine Aerodynamics from an Aerospace Perspective. Paper presented at 2018 Wind Energy Symposium, Kissimmee, United States.DOI: 10.2514/6.2018-0991
Folkertsma, G. A., Straatman, W., Nijenhuis, N., Venner, C. H., & Stramigioli, S. (2017). Robird: a robotic bird of prey. IEEE robotics & automation magazine, 24(3), 22-29. DOI: 10.1109/MRA.2016.2636368
Lubrecht, A. A., Biboulet, N., & Venner, C. H. (2017). Boundary Layers: Unifying the Impact and Rolling EHL Contacts. Paper presented at 6th World Tribology Congress 2017, Beijing, China.
van der Vegte, S., & Venner, C. H. (2017). Inkjet Based droplet on demand lubrication system for EHL contacts. Paper presented at 6th World Tribology Congress 2017, Beijing, China.
van Garrel, A., Venner, C. H., & Hoeijmakers, H. W. M. (2017). Fast Multilevel Panel Method for Wind Turbine Rotor Flow Simulations. In 35th Wind Energy Symposium 2017: Proceedings of a meeting held 9-13 January 2017, Grapevine, Texas, USA. Held at the AIAA SciTech Forum 2017 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. (AIAA). DOI: 10.2514/6.2017-2001
Morales-Espejel, G. E., Boffy, H., & Venner, C. H. (2017). Effects of Material Heterogeneity on Surface Fatigue for Rough Lubricated Rolling-Sliding Contacts. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part J: Journal of engineering tribology, 231(2), 274-290. DOI: 10.1177/1350650116650126

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Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst - Ring (building no. 21), room N246
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7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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