dr. V. Kitsikoudis (Vasileios)

Assistant Professor

About Me

My research focuses on flow-body interaction and on the way turbulence affects flows and sediment transport in rivers and estuaries. I am interested in fundamental hydrodynamic processes and their intertwined relationship with sediment and biota in interdisciplinary studies in the context of environmental fluid mechanics and ecohydraulics. I do mostly experimental research, both in the field and in the laboratory.

I joined the University of Twente as an Assistant Professor in the summer of 2020. Before that, I did research on urban hydraulics at the University of Liege in Belgium, on flows at restored oyster reefs and stabilized shorelines at the University of Central Florida in the USA, on flow-body-sediment interaction with laboratory flume experiments at Istanbul Technical University in Turkey and at the University of Glasgow in the UK, and on machine learning modeling of sediment transport and flow resistance in rivers at Democritus University of Thrace in Greece.


Dewals, B. , Kitsikoudis, V., Mejía-Morales, M. A., Archambeau, P., Mignot, E., Proust, S., Erpicum, S., Pirotton, M., & Paquier, A. (2023). Can the 2D shallow water equations model flow intrusion into buildings during urban floods? Journal of hydrology, 619, Article 129231. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2023.129231
Cannon, D., Kibler, K. M. , Kitsikoudis, V., Medeiros, S. C., & Walters, L. J. (2022). Variation of mean flow and turbulence characteristics within canopies of restored intertidal oyster reefs as a function of restoration age. Ecological engineering, 180, Article 106678. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2022.106678
Rorink, T., Straatsma, L., Gradussen, B. J. H. A., Chavarrías, V. , Kitsikoudis, V. , & Augustijn, D. C. M. (2022). How effective are multiple side channels in the River Waal in mitigating bed degradation? In Anthropogenic rivers: book of abstracts NCR Days 2022 (pp. 88-89). Netherlands Centre for River Studies.
Pirard, T. , Kitsikoudis, V., Erpicum, S., Pirotton, M., Archambeau, P., & Dewals, B. (2022). Discharge Redistribution as a Key Process for Heuristic Optimization of Energy Production with Pumps as Turbines in a Water Distribution Network. Water resources management, 36(4), 1237-1250. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11269-022-03078-4
Kibler, K. M., Cannon, D. , & Kitsikoudis, V. (2021). Flow-Canopy Interactions Within Mangrove Forest, Oyster Reef and Seagrasses With Applications to Design of Nature-Based Features. 1-1. Abstract from AGU Fall meeting 2021, New Orleans, United States.

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