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.


van Haastregt, L., Gradussen, B., Tromp, G. , Kitsikoudis, V. , & Augustijn, D. (2024). Morphological development of the Vecht river due to changes in the weir policy. Abstract from NCR Days 2024, Wageningen, Netherlands.
Yagci, O., Kirca, V. S. O. , Kitsikoudis, V., Wilson, C. A. M. E., Furkan Celik, M., & Sertkan, C. (2024). Experimental Study on Influence of Different Patterns of an Emergent Vegetation Patch on the Flow Field and Scour/Deposition Processes in the Wake Region. Water resources research, 60(1), Article e2023WR034978. https://doi.org/10.1029/2023WR034978
Kitsikoudis, V., Li, X., Yu, S., Dellinger, G., Archambeau, P., Erpicum, S., Pirotton, M., & Dewals, B. (2023). Numerical modelling of flow exchanges between flooded streets and residential blocks during urban flooding in an idealized setup. Abstract from American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2023, San Francisco, California, United States. https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm23/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/1350699
de Lange, B. M., Welsch, N. , Kitsikoudis, V. , Augustijn, D. C. M. , van Vuren, S., Velner, R. G. J., & Chavarrías, V. (2023). Sediment nourishments in the River Waal to mitigate bed degradation. 106-107. Abstract from NCR Days 2023, Nijmegen, Netherlands.

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Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20)
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex
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7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands