Olaf Adan

POSITION: PROFESSOR | (BIO)PHYSICAL PROCESSES IN POROUS MEDIA
TNO UNIT: INDUSTRY (TECHNICAL SCIENCES)
UNIVERSITY: TU EINDHOVEN (APPLIED PHYSICS)
 
TNO LOCATION: EINDHOVEN – HIGH TECH CAMPUS 25
EMAIL: OLAF.ADAN@TNO.NL
TEL: +31651425805

RESEARCH AREA

My research focusses on understanding the physics of transport and phase changes in complex permeable media as to better engineer materials for a sustainable society, including ​materials for energy storage and ​technological porous materials​.

RECENT RESULTS

The supply of sustainable solar and wind energy is unreliable. Sometimes there is excess supply, and sometimes there is too little to meet demand – which is growing quickly. Storing energy  when there is more than enough supply is a solution, but until recently the technology to do so was very inefficient.  In the summer of 2019 we announced an innovative heat battery developed jointly by TNO and the TU/e. This heat battery is efficient, compact, loss-free, affordable, and widely applicable, and ready for the market.

https://www.tno.nl/en/tno-insights/articles/a-heat-battery-for-the-home-compact-stable-and-affordable/

https://www.tno.nl/en/focus-areas/industry/roadmaps/sustainable-chemical-industry/heat-battery-for-the-home/

PHD SUPERVISION

  • Ruben Nicasy (NWO)
  • Martina Laura Cotti (EU H2020)
  • Michaela Eberbach (NWO)
  • Rick Ruliaman (NWO)
  • Natalia Mazur (NWO)
  • Jelle Houben (Topsector TKI)
  • Anja Herrmann (NWO)
  • Leyla Sögütoglu (EU H2020)
  • Philip Ruijten (NWO)
  • Raheleh Pishkari (NWO)

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