Multiscale Porous Media Lab

The Multiscale Porous Media Lab is a state-of-the-art facility for performing research on complex and coupled multiphase flow and reactive transport in porous materials. This involves experimental work combined with real-time imaging techniques together with several advanced numerical modelling techniques. Using this integrated experimental and computational laboratory, we are able to perform cutting-edge research in diverse fields of engineering, geosciences, and biomechanics. Current projects involve the study of ink penetration into paper, characterization of moisture absorbing products, unsaturated flow in a bed of highly swelling particles, and flow and transport in human bone.


Lab director

Funding and sponsors

  • ERC (European Research Council)
  • NWO (The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research)
  • FOM (The Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter)
  • STW (The Netherlands Foundation for Technical Sciences)
  • Procter & Gamble (P&G) consumer goods corporation
  • Océ printing company
  • Shell Global Solutions
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation for paper-based consumer products