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.