I am pleased to announce that I will be starting a new position as a postdoctoral researcher at the Rijkuniversiteit Groningen (RUG). I will work with professor Roel Verstappen on the development of new numerical methods for the simulation of bubble dynamics in the context of water electrolysis.

The Computational Mechanics and Numerical Mathematics group of the Bernoulli Institute has a long tradition in the development and use of numerical methods for fluid flow problems. One of the most remarkable contributions of the group has been the development and promotion of symmetry-preserving schemes, in the seminal work of Verstappen and Veldman [1], which has had a tremendous impact on the DNS of turbulent flows and inspired many in the computational fluid dynamics community.

During my PhD, I found their idea of preserving the inherent (skew-)symmetries of the operators at the discrete level very inspirational, so I tried to expand it to the discretization of surface tension presented in [2]. I am thrilled to start working with prof. Verstappen and Veldman and aim for interesting and meaningful discussions on the new developments of numerical techniques.

The University of Groningen was founded in 1614 and is the second oldest in the Netherlands and former researchers include Johann Bernoulli, after whom the Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence is named.


  1. R. W. C. P. Verstappen and A. E. P. Veldman (2003): Symmetry-preserving discretization of turbulent flow. In: J. Comput. Phys., vol. 187, no. 1, pp. 343–368, 2003, ISSN: 00219991.
  2. N. Valle and F. X. Trias and J. Castro (2020): An energy-preserving level set method for multiphase flows. In: J. Comput. Phys., vol. 400, pp. 108991, 2020, ISSN: 10902716.