dr.ir. B.W. Borsje (Bas)

Assistant Professor

About Me



  • 2007-2012 PhD. degree at University of Twente. Cum laude
  • 2004-2006 MSc. Water Engineering and Management, University of Twente. Cum laude
  • 2001-2004 BSc. Civil Engineering, University of Twente, The Netherlands.


Sand Wave
Ecosystem Engineering


Best, Ü. S. N., Van der Wegen, M., Dijkstra, J., Willemsen, P. W. J. M., Borsje, B. W., & Roelvink, D. J. A. (2018). Do salt marshes survive sea level rise? Modelling wave action, morphodynamics and vegetation dynamics. Environmental modelling & software, 109, 152-166. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2018.08.004
Willemsen, P. W. J. M., Borsje, B. W., Bouma, T. J., Hu, Z., & Hulscher, S. J. M. H. (2018). Seasonal wind and biota drive tidal mudflat dynamics. 83-83. Abstract from NCK-Days 2018, Haarlem, Netherlands.
Leenders, S., Schouten, J. J., Hoekstra, R., & Borsje, B. W. (2018). Numerical modelling of the migration direction of offshore sand waves using Delft3D. 77-77. Abstract from NCK-Days 2018, Haarlem, Netherlands.
Holzhauer, H., Verduin, E., Borsje, B. W., Hulscher, S. J. M. H., & Herman, P. M. J. (2018). The ebb-tidal delta: bare or rare?. 76-76. Abstract from NCK-Days 2018, Haarlem, Netherlands.
de Koning, R., van Thiel de Vries, J., & Borsje, B. (2018). A Classification Method For The Presence Of Tidal Sand Waves And Maintenance Dredging Design. 58-58. Abstract from NCK-Days 2018, Haarlem, Netherlands.
Krabbendam, J. M., Nnafie, A., de Swart, H. E., Borsje, B. W., & Perk, L. E. (2018). Modeling the evolution of observed tidal sand waves in the North Sea. 50-50. Abstract from NCK-Days 2018, Haarlem, Netherlands.
Other Contributions
  • 2007-2012 PhD. Thesis at Twente University. Biogeomorphology of coastal seas. Promotors: prof. dr. S.J.M.H. Hulscher; prof. dr. P.M.J. Herman.
  • May – October 2006 MSc. Thesis at WL|Delft Hydraulics, The Netherlands. Cooperation between WL|Delft Hydraulics, University of Twente and Delft Technical University. Biological influence on sediment transport and bed composition for the Western Wadden Sea.
  • March – June 2004 BSc. Thesis at Tauw, Deventer, The Netherlands. Fitting the claim for more water storage in the actual land use in The Netherlands, in order to improve the quality of the environment.

Conference papers

  • 23.Van Maren, B., Mastelerz, V., Borsje, B.W., Celik, N., Van Kessel, T., Van Gils, J., 2008. Further elaboration of the parameterization of processes and model calibration and validation on an appropriate field data set from BASIN and SITE. WL|Delft Hydraulics, deliverable 2.6 Modelkey.
  • 24.Van Katwijk M.M., Bouma T.J., de Vries M.B., Borsje B.W., 2007. Biobouwers van de kust en klimaatsverandering. Inventarisatie van bestaande kennis en toepassings-mogelijkheden. Department of Environmental Science, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands (in Dutch).
  • 25.De Vries, M.B., Bouma, T.J., van Katwijk, M., Borsje, B.W., van Wesenbeeck, B., 2007. Biobouwers van de Kust. WL|Delft Hydraulics technical report Z4158 (in Dutch).
  • 26.Gils, J., Groot, S., Borsje, B.W., 2007. Alarm model Twentekanaal. WL|Delft Hydraulics technical report Q4431 (in Dutch).
  • 27.Borsje, B.W., De Vries, M.B., Hulscher, S.J.M.H., 2006. Biological influences on sediment transport and bed composition for the Western Wadden Sea. WL|Delft Hydraulics technical report Z3928.
  • 28.Borsje, B.W., 2004, Haalbaarheidsstudie Ruggengraat Oost-Nederland, Tauw, Report 0466913 (in Dutch).

UT Research Information System


  • Estuarine and Coastal Processes in Relation to Integrated Coastal Zone Management, NCK Summer School, Texel, The Netherlands. 22-06-2009 – 3-7-2009.
  • Hydro- and morphodynamics of coastal seas and estuaries, International Summer School, Motril, Spain. 17-06-2007 – 30-06-2007.
  • Simulation with Extend software, Workshop, Mol, Belgium. 22-05-2007 – 24-05-2007.
  • Technical writing and editing, Peterborough Technical Communication, Enschede, The Netherlands. 26-03-2007 – 30-03-2007 & 23-04-2007 – 27-04-2007.

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room W212
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  W212
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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