ir. R. Gijsman MSc (Rik)

PhD Candidate

About Me

After being trained as a Civil Engineer (BSc) at the Delft University of Technology, I specialised in Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management through a double degree program (MSc) at the Delft University of Technology and the National University of Singapore. My main research interest is the morphological evolution of shorelines and the role of engineering solutions therein. Both during my MSc and in the first 3 years thereafter (as Research Associate at the Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany) I focused on the morphological evolution of sandy beaches. In my current position as PhD Candidate at the University of Twente, I will focus on the morphological evolution of mangrove shorelines.



Earth & Environmental Sciences
Beach Nourishment
Beach Profile
Coastal Protection
Coastal Zone Management
Environmental Impact
Engineering & Materials Science


Staudt, F. , Gijsman, R., Ganal, C., Mielck, F., Wolbring, J., Hass, H. C., Goseberg, N., Schüttrumpf, H., Schlurmann, T., & Schimmels, S. (2021). The sustainability of beach nourishments: a review of nourishment and environmental monitoring practice. Journal of coastal conservation, 25(2), [34]. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11852-021-00801-y
Gijsman, R., Ruessink, B. G., Visscher, J., & Schlurmann, T. (2021). Observations on decadal sandbar behaviour along a large-scale curved shoreline. Earth surface processes and landforms, 46(2), 490-503. https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.5041
Staudt, F., Deutschmann, B., Ganal, C. , Gijsman, R., Hass, H. C., Hollert, H., Mielck, F., Shiravani, G., Schimmels, S., Strusinska-Correia, A., Visscher, J., & Wolbring, J. (2018). Monitoring of environmental impacts in worldwide beach nourishment practice. In P. Lynett (Ed.), Coastal Engineering 2018: Proceedings of 36th Conference on Coastal Engineering, Baltimore, Maryland, 2018 Open Journal Systems. https://doi.org/10.9753/icce.v36.risk.78
Gijsman, R., Visscher, J., & Schlurmann, T. (2018). A method to systematically classify design characteristics of sand nourishments. In Proceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference https://doi.org/10.9753/icce.v36.papers.95
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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room W200
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  W200
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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