Henning Bonart

TU Darmstadt/Mechanical Engineering/Nano- and Microfluidics

Hi, my name is Henning!

I am a project leader and postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Nano- and Microfluidics (NMF) of the Technische Universität Darmstadt (TUDa). My research is funded by the Walter-Benjamin-Program of the German Research Foundation (DFG). I am also associated with the CRC 1194 (Interaction between Transport and Wetting Processes) and the Centre for Computational Engineering at TUDa as well as the Uncertainty Quantification Group in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

My broader research interests are multiphase flows on the microscale, lab-on-a-chips, and Bayesian uncertainty quantification. Besides, I am interested in numerical simulation and optimization, high performance computing and research software development. Recently, I have started to learn and apply machine learning for fluid dynamics as well as optical measurement methods like fluorescence microscopy and high speed imaging.

I received a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in chemical and process engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the Technische Universität Berlin (TUB), Afterwards I was a research associate at TUB for four years where I received a Dr.-Ing. (PhD) in fluid process engineering. During my doctoral studies I was a visiting scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before joining TUDa as a Walter Benjamin Fellow I was already associated with NMF and a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz.

If you like please get in touch!


Aug 1, 2022 I was interviewed by the DFG Office North America about my research stay at MIT.
Jun 1, 2022 I was honored with the PhD Award from the Berlin International Graduate School in Model and Simulation based Research.
May 1, 2022 As of today I am visiting the Uncertainty Quantification Group at MIT again. I will stay in the Boston area until December. If you are in the area let’s meet!
Apr 10, 2022 Our work on how spontaneous charging of sliding drops affects their motion was published in Nature Physics.
Feb 1, 2022 Yay, I am receiving a dissertation award from the Faculty III of TU Berlin (I feel honored!).
Aug 17, 2021 Today, I gave an online talk on the optimal control of droplets with contact angles at Droplets 2021.
Jun 1, 2021 As of today I am back at TUDa as a postdoctoral researcher with my own project and position.
Apr 8, 2021 My research proposal for the Walter Benjamin Programme of the DFG was successful! Within the project I will spent time at TUDa and MIT, and apply Bayesian uncertainty quantification to microfluidic experiments and applications.