dr.ir. C.M. Dohmen - Janssen (Marjolein)

Vice-dean Education, Engineering Technology; Managing Director 4TU-Centre Resilience Engineering

About Me


  • Ph.D. in Coastal Engineering, Delft University of Technology, 1999. Title of PhD-thesis: Grain size influence on sediment transport in oscillatory sheet flow. Phase-lags and mobile-bed effects.
  • M.Sc-course "River, estuary and Coastal Engineering", Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, London, 1993
  • M.Sc. Civil Engineeering - Hydraulics, Delft University of Technology, 1994


Sheet Flow


Hendriks, J. M., Horstman, E., Dohmen-Janssen, C. M., Suzuki, T., & van Maren, D. S. (2014). Wave dissipation in mangroves: parameterization of the drag coefficient based on field data. 33-33. Abstract from NCK-Days 2014, Delft, Netherlands.
Dohmen-Janssen, C. M., & Horstman, E. (2013). Bio-physical interactions in mangroves. In Proceedings of the AISCE2013, Aceh International Symposium on Civil Engineering: Infrastructure Planning and Management for Sustainable Development (pp. 1-10). (Proceedings of the AISCE Aceh International Symposium on Civil Engineering; Vol. 2013).
Other Contributions
  • Duin O.J.M. van, S.J.M.H. Hulscher, J.S. Ribberink, C.M. Dohmen-Janssen, submitted. Which bed load transport formulations allow modelling the transition from dunes to upper-stage plane beds? J. of Hydr. Eng.
  • Horstman, E.M., C.M. Dohmen-Janssen, T.J. Bouma and S.J.M.H. Hulscher, 2015. Tidal-scale flow routing and sedimentation in mangrove forests: combining field data and numerical modelling. Geomorphology 228, 244–262, doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.08.011.
  • Horstman, E.M., C.M. Dohmen-Janssen, P.M.F. Narra, N.J.F. van den Berg, M. Siemerink and S.J.M.H. Hulscher, 2014. Wave attenuation in mangroves: a quantitative approach to field observations. Coastal Engineering. 94, 47–62, DOI: 10.1016/j.coastaleng.2014.08.005.2014
  • Warmink, J.J., Dohmen-Janssen, C.M., J. Lansink, S. Naqshband, O.J.M. van Duin, A.J. Paarlberg, A.P.P. Termes and S.J.M.H. Hulscher, 2014. Understanding river dune splitting through flume experiments and analysis of a dune evolution model. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, DOI: 10.1002/esp.3529.
  • Horstman, E.M., C.M. Dohmen-Janssen, S.J.M.H. Hulscher, 2013. Flow routing in mangrove forests: A field study in Trang province, Thailand. Continental Shelf Research, 71, 52-67. DOI: 10.1016/j.csr.2013.10.002.
  • Paarlberg, A.J., C.M. Dohmen-Janssen, S.J.M.H. Hulscher, A.P.P. Termes and R. Schielen, 2010. Modelling the effect of time-dependent river dune evolution on bed roughness and stage. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Vol. 35, Issue, 15, pp. 1854-1866, DOI: 10.1002/esp.2074.
  • Meilianda, E., C.M. Dohmen-Janssen, B.H.P. Maathuis, S.J.M.H. Hulscher, J.P.M. Mulder, 2010. Short-term morphological responses and developments of Banda Aceh coast, Sumatra Island, Indonesia after the tsunami on 26 December 2004. Marine Geology 275 (2010) 96–109.
  • Paarlberg, A.J, C.M. Dohmen-Janssen, S.J.M.H. Hulscher and A.P.P. Termes, 2009. Modelling river dune evolution using a parameterization of flow separation. J. Geophys. Res., Earth Surface, Vol. 114, F01014, doi:10.1029/2007JF000910.
  • Paarlberg, A.J., C.M. Dohmen-Janssen, S.J.M.H. Hulscher and P.Termes, 2007. A parameterization of flow separation over subaqueous dunes. Water Resour. Res., 43, W12417, doi:10.1029/2006WR005425.
  • Dohmen-Janssen, C.M., 2006 Vakantiecursus: Hoe ontstaan tsunami’s? Nieuw Archief voor Wiskunde, 5/7, No. 4, Uitgave van het Koninklijk Wiskundig Genootschap, pp. 265-273 (in Dutch).
  • Paarlberg, A.J., C.M. Dohmen-Janssen, S.J.M.H. Hulscher, J. van den Berg and A.P.P. Termes. 2006. Modelling morphodynamic evolution of river dunes. Proc. River Flow 2006, Ferreira, Alves, Leal and Corsado (eds), Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN 0-415-40815-6, pp. 969-978.
  • Dong, X.H., C.M. Dohmen-Janssen, M.J. Booij and S.J.M.H. Hulscher, 2006. Effect of flow forecasting quality on benefits of reservoir operation – a case study for the Geheyan reservoir (China)Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions, Vol.3, No. 6, pp. 3771-3814, SRef-ID: 1812-2116/hessd/2006-3-3771.
  • Hulscher, S.J.M.H. and C.M. Dohmen-Janssen, 2005. Introduction to special section on marine sand wave and river dune dynamics. J. Geophys. Res., Earth Surface.Vol. 110, No. F4, F04S01 doi:10.1029/2005JF000404.
  • Dong, X.H., C.M. Dohmen-Janssen and M.J. Booij, 2005. Appropriate spatial sampling of rainfall for flow simulation, Hydrological Sciences Journal, Vol. 50, No.2, pp. 279-298.
  • Dohmen-Janssen, C.M. and D.M. Hanes. 2005. Sheet flow and suspended sediment due to wave groups in a large wave flume. Continental Shelf Research, Vol. 25, Issue 3, pp. 333-347, doi:10.1016/j.csr.2004.10.009.
  • Guizien, K., C.M. Dohmen-Janssen and G.Vittori, 2003. 1DV bottom boundary layer modelling under combined wave and current: suspension ejection events and phase lag effects. J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 108 No. C1, 10.1029/2001JC001292.
  • Dohmen-Janssen, C.M. and D.M. Hanes, 2002. Sheet flow dynamics under monochromatic nonbreaking waves. J. of Geoph. Res., Vol. 107, No. C10, 10.1029/2001JC001045.
  • Dohmen-Janssen, C.M., D.F. Kroekenstoel, W.N Hassan, J.S. Ribberink, 2002. Phase-lags in oscillatory sheet flow: experiments and bed load modelling. Coastal Engineering, Vol. 46, No.1, pp. 61-87.
  • Dohmen-Janssen, C.M., W.N. Hassan, J.S. Ribberink, 2001. Mobile-bed effects in oscillatory sheet flow. J. of Geoph. Res, Vol. 106, No. C11, pp. 27,103-27,115.

UT Research Information System


  • Director of Education for the Faculty Engineering Technology
  • Programme Director Civil Engineering (BSc), Civil Engineering and Management (MSc), Construction Management and engineering (MSc), Civil Engineering (PDEng)
  • Teacher MSc-course ‘Coastal and Offshore Engineering’ (2008-2011), first-year BSc-course ‘Water’ (2001-2006), first-year BSc-course ‘Design-Project Water’ (2001-2004), MSc-course Design-project ‘Nature development in flood pains’ (2001-2002), Guest lecturer Hydraulic Engineering (2012-present), practice hours MSc-course ‘Marine Dynamics’ (2000), contributions to MSc-course ‘Seminar Morphology’ (2000-2010)
  • Supervision BSc- and MSc-thesis projects (± 50; since 1995)
  • Mentor first-year BSc-students (2001-2003, 2013), tutor first-year BSc-students (2013)

Affiliated Study Programmes





  • River Bed Form Evolution Models for Flood Management; 2 PhD-students, 1 post-doc; (STW, Project 10483), 2010-2015
  • Short-Term Biophysical Interactions in Coastal Mangroves; part of larger project Coastal Vulnerability: Innovative Use of Biogeomorphological Processes’, funded by Singapore Delft Water Alliance; SDWA (daily supervisor and assistant Promotor of Erik Horstman, completed 25-4-2014)
  • Morphological Development of Banda Aceh Coast after the Tsunami of December 26, 2004 (daily supervisor and intended assistant-promotor of PhD-student Ella Meilianda, completed 19/6/2009)
  • Dynamic roughness in rivers during floods
    (STW project TCB 6222; daily supervisor and intended assistant-promotor of PhD-student Andries Paarlberg, completed 28/8/2008)
  • Appropriate flood forecasting for reservoir operation
    (daily supervisor and assistant-promotor of PhD-student Xiaohua Dong, graduated 24-08-2005)  

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room BH118
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Horst Complex (building no. 20), room BH118
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7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  BH118
P.O. Box 217
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The Netherlands