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prof.Dr.-Ing. W. Rohlfs (Wilko)

Full Professor

About Me

I am full professor in the Department of Thermal and Fluid Engineering. In 2015 I finished my PhD on "Wave Characteristics of Falling Liquid Films under the Influence of Positive and Negative Inclination or Electrostatic Forces" at RWTH Aachen University for which I received the Friedrich Wilhelm Award. In 2014 I obtained a second PhD in economics on "Decision-Making under Multi-Dimensional Price Uncertainty for Long-Lived Energy Investments". In 2015, I was Post Doctoral Fellow in the research group of John Lienhard V at MIT, Cambridge. From 2015 to 2021 I was leader of the research group "Convective Heat Transfer" at RWTH Aachen University. In 2021, I was appointed as Full Professor in Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics at the University of Twente.

Expertise

Engineering & Materials Science
Boundary Layers
Heat Transfer
Liquid Films
Physics & Astronomy
Falling
Jet Impingement
Chemistry
Falling Film
Heat Transfer
Liquid Film

Ancillary Activities

  • Self-employed
    Consultant and dealer for PV components and renewable energy systems
  • Self-employed
    Consultancy service

Publications

Recent
Rajamani, K., Juffermans, E., Granelli, L., De Cuadra Rabaneda, A. , Rohlfs, W. , ter Brake, M. , van der Meer, T. , & Shahi, M. (2024). A low-frequency ferrohydrodynamic pump for a magneto-caloric refrigerator. Applied energy, 355, Article 122253. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2023.122253
Long, Y. , Jiang, J. , Visser, C. W. , Brilman, W. , & Rohlfs, W. (2023). Fabrication of Core-shell Hydrogel Particles via In-air Microfluidics for CO2 Capture. Poster session presented at Burgers Symposium 2023, Lunteren, Netherlands.
Long, Y. , Jiang, J. , Rohlfs, W. , ten Elshof, J. E. , Brilman, D. W. F. , & Visser, C. W. (2023). CO2 Adsorption by Core-shell Structured Hydrogel Particles Fabricated via In-air Microfluidics. Paper presented at 14th International Conference on Computational Heat and Mass Transfer, ICCHMT 2023, Düsseldorf, Germany.
Labuschagne, A. , Zhu, T., van der Bijl, H. , & Rohlfs, W. (2023). Method feasibility of micro-ct investigation into frost formation. In Proceedings of the 17th International Heat Transfer Conference, IHTC-17
Rohlfs, W. , Venner, C. H., Alarouri, M., Kuiphuis, D. J. G., & Kneer, R. (2023). HeatQuiz: Combining Flipped-Classroom, Game-Based Learning, and Systematic Problem Analysis in Heat Transfer Education. In Proceedings of the 17th International Heat Transfer Conference, IHTC-17
Rohlfs, W. (2023). Exploring Heat Transfer Mechanisms in Laminar Flows: From JetImpingement to Micro-scale Phenomena. In Proceedings of the 17th International Heat Transfer Conference, IHTC-17
Rohlfs, W., Alarouri, M., Kneer, R., & Askarizadeh, H. (2023). HeatQuiz: From a Digital Teaching Application to an Alternative Large-Scale Online Examination Tool During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Paper presented at 15th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, ATE-HEFAT 2021, Virtual Conference.

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Education

Wilko Rohlfs is the founder of the mobile teaching application HeatQuiz. HeatQuiz was developed to help students deepen their knowledge of conduction, convection, radiation and mass transfer by solving short tasks. The tasks can be solved in a limited amount of time without the need for a pencil. This makes HeatQuiz ideal for use during short breaks.

The questions are reached via so-called "game maps", which provide structured access to series of questions, each consisting of 5-10 tasks.

HeatQuiz can be accessed via the website: www.HeatQuiz.app.

 

 

Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

Courses in the current academic year are added at the moment they are finalised in the Osiris system. Therefore it is possible that the list is not yet complete for the whole academic year.
 

Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room N234
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  N234
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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