I am a member of the Physics of Fluids group at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. The group belongs to the Faculty of Science and Technology and is embedded in the Max Planck Center Twente and MESA+. My research focuses on using state of the art Large Eddy Simulations (LES) and Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS) to study turbulent flows such as Rayleigh-Bénard convection, i.e. the flow of a fluid that is heated from below and cooled from above, Taylor-Couette turbulence, i.e. the flow between two co-axial cylinders, and the turbulent flows in extended wind farms. The wind energy research is embedded in the WINDINSPIRE collaboration.

Our simulations are performed on top supercomputers throughout Europe such as Cartesius (SURFsara), Marenostrum 4 (BSC-CNS) Piz Daint (CSCS), and SuperMUC (Leibniz-Rechenzentrum (LRZ)) through NWO, PRACE, and the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing and my research is generously supported by a SHELL-NWO/FOM CSER grant, an STW VIDI grant, and by an ERC starting grant.

Contact information

Dr.ir. Richard J.A.M. Stevens
Physics of Fluids group
Faculty of Science and Technology
University of Twente
Building Meander
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands
T : +31 (0)53 489 5359
F : +31 (0)53 489 8068
E : r.j.a.m.stevens@utwente.nl