Name: Alvaro Marin
Occupation: Scientist, more concretely Associate Professor in the chair of Physics of Fluids.
Where: University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
Fluids, micro- & nanoparticles, torturing drops & bubbles, evaporation, freezing, electrification, bottle flipping, etc.
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Originally born in Sevilla, Spain. I did my bachelor in Fundamental Physics, which included abundant statistical and quantum mechanics, but finally did my PhD in Fluid Mechanics, in the department of Fluid Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering of the Escuela Superior de Ingenieros de Sevilla, with the thesis “Dynamics of Coaxial Jet Electrosprays”.
From 2008 to 2011, I worked as a postdoc in the Physics of Fluids group of Detlef Lohse in the University of Twente, the Netherlands. Among the many things I did in those years, I started to work on evaporating droplets and colloids, a lot of this stuff that I still do.
From November 2011 until July 2016 I enjoyed the Munich life, and also worked in the Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics in the Bundeswehr Universität in Munich (Germany) as a Research associate with Prof. Christian Kähler. This institute is very strong on experimental techniques applied to fluid flows, and we started to look at three-dimensional flows in systems with difficult optical access, like evaporation droplets and microfluidic flows. It was in Munich where I started my research with clogging suspensions and microfluidic hourglasses.