J.A. Wood (Jeffery)

Assistant Professor

About Me

I received my PhD  (2012) in Chemical Engineering from Queen's University at Kingston (Canada) with a dissertation relating to the use of spatially non-uniform electric fields for colloidal assembly. After graduation, I worked as an NSERC industrial postdoctoral fellow at Greenfield Specialty Alcohols/The University of Western Ontario. In September 2014, I joined the Soft Matter, Fluidics and Interfaces (SFI) group at the University of Twente as a postdoctoral fellow working on problems related to transport at microscopic interfaces. After approximately a year-and-a-half at the UT, I was promoted to my current position as Assistant Professor in SFI. My research interests are related to ion-transport phenomena (electrokinetics), flows over superhydrophobic surfaces and the role of topology/heterogeneity in membrane separations, catalytic processes and electrochemical systems.



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My current research interests relate to three main areas:

  • Ion-Transport Phenomena (electrokinetics)
  • Flows over Superhydrophobic Surfaces
  • Effect of Topology on Electrodialysis

In order to investigate these topics, typically a combination of experiments, theoretical analysis and numerical simulations are used. This research usually involves experiments in micro to millifluidic scales, with the aim to provide more insight into processes by quantifying transport at these length-scales.



Krieg, T., Wood, J. A., Mangold, K., & Holtmann, D. (2018). Mass Transport Limitations in Microbial Fuel Cells: Impact of Flow Configurations. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 138, 172-178. DOI: 10.1016/j.bej.2018.07.017
Krieg, T., Phan, L. M. P., Wood, J. A., Sydow, A., Vassilev, I., Krömer, J. O., ... Holtmann, D. (2018). Characterization of a membrane-separated and a membrane-less electrobioreactor for bioelectrochemical syntheses. Biotechnology and bioengineering, 115(7), 1705-1716. DOI: 10.1002/bit.26600
Haase, A. S., Wood, J. A., Sprakel, L. M. J., & Lammertink, R. G. H. (2017). Inelastic non-Newtonian flow over heterogeneously slippery surfaces. Physical review E: covering statistical, nonlinear, biological, and soft matter physics, 95(2), [023105]. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.95.023105
Wood, J. A., Orr, V. C. A., Luque, L., Nagendra, V., Berruti, F., & Rehmann, L. (2015). High-Throughput Screening of Inhibitory Compounds on Growth and Ethanol Production of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Bioenergy Research, 8(1), 423-430. DOI: 10.1007/s12155-014-9535-4
Restrepo-Flórez, J. M., Wood, J. A., Rehmann, L., Thompson, M., & Bassi, A. (2015). Effect of Biodiesel on Biofilm Biodeterioration of Linear Low Density Polyethylene in a Simulated Fuel Storage Tank. Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Transactions of the ASME, 137(3), [032211]. DOI: 10.1115/1.4030107
Procentese, A., Johnson, E., Orr, V., Garruto Campanile, A., Wood, J. A., Marzocchella, A., & Rehmann, L. (2015). Deep eutectic solvent pretreatment and subsequent saccharification of corncob. Bioresource technology, 192, 31-36. DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2015.05.053

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Currently, I teach/contribute to Masters level courses relating to Colloid and Interface Science, Ion Transport in Fluids and Computational Fluid Dynamics and in the Bachelors on Introductory Statistics.

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Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room ME313
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Horst Complex  ME313
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands