Detlef Lohse

Detlef Lohse studied physics at the Universities of Kiel & Bonn (Germany), and got his PhD at Univ. of Marburg (1992). He then joined Univ. of Chicago as postdoc. After his habilitation (Marburg, 1997), in 1998 he became Chair at Univ. of Twente in the Netherlands and built up the Physics of Fluids group. Since 2015 he is also Member of the Max Planck Society and of the Max-Planck Institute in Göttingen. Lohse's present research interests include turbulence and multiphase flow and micro- and nanofluidics (bubbles, drops, inkjet printing, wetting). He does both fundamental and more applied science and combines experimental, theoretical, and numerical methods. Lohse is Associate Editor of J. Fluid Mech. (among others journals) and serves as Chair of the Executive Board of the Division of Fluid Dynamics of the American Physical Society and Member of the Executive Board of IUTAM. He is Member of the (American) National Academy of Engineering (2017), of the Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW, 2005), the German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina, 2002) and Fellow of APS (2002). He won various scientific prizes, among which the Spinoza Prize (NWO, 2005), the Simon Stevin Meester Prize (STW, 2009), the Physica Prize of the Dutch Physics Society (2011), the AkzoNobel Science Award (2012), three European Research Council Advanced Grants (2010 & 2017 &n2023), the George K. Batchelor Prize (IUTAM, 2012), the APS Fluid Dynamics Prize (2017), the Balzan Prize (2018), and the Max Planck Medal (2019). In 2010, he got knighted to become “Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw”.

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