CURRICULUM VITAE G. OOMS

Personal information

Name: Gijsbert Ooms
Place of birth: Schiedam, The Netherlands
Nationality: Dutch
Marital status: Married (2 children)
Honours: Officier in de Orde van Oranje Nassau
Email address: g.ooms@tudelft.nl

 

Education

1958-1964

Study at Delft University of Technology, Applied Physics, final year project “Quantum-mechanical calculation of the interaction between a strong radiation field and matter (prof.dr. R. Kronig)

1971

Doctoral degree (based on research carried out at Shell) at Delft University of Technology, thesis title “Fluid-mechanical studies on core-annular flow” (prof.dr.ir. J.O. Hinze)

Military service

1964-1966

Royal Airforce (lieutenant), researcher at the RVO-TNO (development of a laser rangefinder, calculation of the optical modes of a laser-resonator)

 

Work experience

1966-1973

Koninklijke/Shell Laboratory Amsterdam, researcher in the area of fluid mechanics (oil-water transport through a pipeline, study of polymer solutions, atmospheric dispersion of stack gasses, influence of chemical reaction on heat transport)

1973-1974

Bellaire Research Center, Houston, USA, researcher in the area of fluid mechanics (numerical fluid flow simulation for the oil-shale project)

1974-1978

Koninklijke/Shell Laboratory Amsterdam, head of the section “Fluid Flow” (gas-liquid flow through pipelines, atmospheric dispersion of gasses, coal- slurry transport, solution mining, pneumatic transport, boiling phenomena, etc.)

1978-1984

Professor of fluid mechanics at Delft University of Technology, faculties of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Physics (turbulence and multiphase flow)

1984-1989

Koninklijke/Shell Laboratory Amsterdam, head of the department Engineering Physics (effective properties of heterogeneous materials, turbulent fluid flow with particles, quantum-chemical calculations for catalysts, mechanical strength of solid particles, etc.)

1989-1996

Koninklijke/Shell Exploration and Production Laboratory Rijswijk, head of the General Research department (multiphase flow through porous media, reology, seismic wave propagation, information technology, numerical mathematics), focal point for Shell with respect to new developments in the area of information technology, chairman of the Scientific Panel, chairman of the Recruitment Team

1996-2000

  1. Shell International Exploration and Production Research and Technological Services, contract centre manager for the long-term research, member of the leadership team
  2. Scientific director of the J.M. Burgerscentrum, national researchschool in the area of fluid mechanics
  3. Professor of fluid mechanics at Delft University of Technology

2000-2003

  1. Shell International Exploration and Production Technology Applications and Research, contract centre manager for the long-term research, member of the leadership team (retired on 1 July 2001)
  2. Scientific director of the J.M. Burgerscentrum, national esearchschool in the area of fluid mechanics
  3. Professor of fluid mechanics at Delft University of Technology
  4. Head of the Chemical Technology department of the Delft University of Technology (stopped on 1 May 2003)

2003-present

  1. Interim manager of the faculty Military Sciences of The Netherlands (1 September 2003 – 1 September 2006)
  2. Scientific director of the J.M. Burgerscentrum
  3. Professor of fluid mechanics at Delft University of Technology
  4. Scientific director of the Centre of Competence “Fluid and Solid Mechanics” (started on 1 September 2006)
  5. Head of the department “Mechanics, Aerospace Structures and Materials” of the faculty “Aerospace Engineering” of Delft University of Technology (1 December 2006-1 April 2008)
  6. Head of the department “Process and Energy” of the faculty “Mechanical Engineering, Maritime Engineering and Materials Engineering” of Delft University of Technology (15 April 2008 – 15April 2009)
  7. Retired per 1 July 2014. As researcher active in the group of prof. Jerry Westerweel.

 

Examples of other (past and present) organisational and managerial activities

  • Chairman of the Working Party Multiphase Flow of the European Federation of Chemical Engineers
  • Member of the European Turbulence Committee
  • Chairman of the Laboratory of Aero – and Hydrodynamics of Delft University of Technology
  • Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the faculty Mechanical Engineering of the TU-Delft
  • Organisor (with H. Tennekes) of the IUTAM-symposium “Atmospheric dispersion of heavy gasses and small particles”
  • Member of the visitation committee for Physics and Astronomy in The Netherlands
  • Member of the visitation committee for Mathematics in The Netherlands
  • Vice chairman of the Executive Board and Scientific Council of the Foundation for Fundamental Studies of Matter (FOM) in he Netherlands
  • Chairman of the department Technical Physics of the Royal Institute of Engineers (KIVI) in The Netherlands
  • Member of the scientific council of Delft Cluster
  • Member of the Scientific Council for the TU-Delft
  • Vice-chaiman of the council of scientific directors of researchschools at Delft University of Technology
  • Member of the scientific council of Netherlands Aerospace Laboratory (NLR)
  • Associate editor of Applied Scientific Research
  • Associate editor of European Journal of Mechanics
  • Member of the Burgers Board of the University of Maryland (USA)
  • Member of the Selection Committee of Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics
  • Chairman of the committee for the evaluation of IMPACT (research institute of Twente University in The Netherlands)
  • Member of the committee for the evaluation of the Von Karman Institute (Bruxelles, Belgium)
  • Chairman of the Advisory Committee for the division Aerospace Systems and Applications of the National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR), The Netherlands

 

Publications and presentations

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Doctoral thesis written under supervision of G. Ooms

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