MercuryLab can help you and your employees to gain a wide range of valuable skills relevant to the handling of bulk solids and other particulate media. We offer a wide range of courses which can be broadly categorised into two main areas: simulation & computations and characterisation methods.

Simulation and computational modelling of particle-handling systems

Learn everything from basic programming skills to cutting-edge particle simulation methods which you can apply to model, improve, design and optimise your particle- handling systems.

The ability to simulate your own industrial systems can vastly improve your capacity to optimise the operation of your facility, saving time and money, and getting your products to market faster.

Particle and powder characterisation methods

In order for a process to run optimally, and remain free of unwanted clogging, demixing or other undesirable effects, a knowledge of the characteristics of the materials you handle is vital. We can help you with devices and methods through which to accurately characterise the properties of your materials.

The physical properties of particulate media can vary greatly across different products; understanding these properties is crucial to understanding and improving industrial processes.

Upcoming courses

C++ for Programmers
Enschede, Netherlands

C++ for Developers
Enschede, Netherlands

The Fundamentals of Discrete Particle Simulations
Enschede, Netherlands

*Please note all dates are subject to interest and we reserve the right to cancel the course if the minimum number of participants is not reached.

Custom courses

Four standard courses are prepared. They take place at the Drienerburght conferentiehotel, on the campus of the University of Twente, The Netherlands and are taught in English. These courses start from as little as €500, please refer to our Prices and Booking page for more details.

We also offer bespoke training packages, providing the skills and knowledge your company needs in a style, budget and timeframe that suits you.

On-site training

If you have recently invested in new particle-handling devices or machinery, we can provide on-site training to help you get up and running as quickly as possible, and to make the most out of your new equipment.


All our courses are taught in English. However, our trainers are multilingual, so we are able to offer the one-on-one training in Dutch, English, German, Spanish. Please state your preference when booking.