HARALD VAN BRUMMELEN (1972) received his PhD in applied mathematics from the University of Amsterdam in 2002. He is currently full professor at Eindhoven University of Technology, where he leads the group on Multiscale Engineering Fluid Dynamics. Van Brummelen is director of the dutch research school on Engineering Mechanics and secretary general of the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS). He is a recipient of the Bill Morton prize (2001), of a personal career grant from the Dutch Science foundation (2003), and of the Jacques-Louis Lions award (2012).
Van Brummelen's research is concerned with the development, analysis and application of advanced numerical methods for multi-scale flow problems, in particular for free-boundary and interface problems, coupled problems and transitional molecular/continuum flows. Together with his co-workers, he has made important contributions to numerical methods for free-surface flows and fluid-structure interaction problems and to goal-adaptive finite-element methods for free-boundary problems.