I started with my bachelor Physics at Utrecht University in 2012 and continued with a master in Meteorology, Physical Oceanography and Climate in 2015 in Utrecht as well. My master research project involved the modelling of the sand transport at Vejers beach in Demark. I obtained my master degree in September 2017 and started in October 2017 with my PhD at the University of Twente in the Water Engineering and Management group.
I am fascinated by the power of water, especially the force of waves and their strength to erode and transport materials. I like to apply my theoretical knowledge to practical problems in our water system and develop tools that are easy applicable.
This PhD project focusses on the modelling of wave overtopping erosion for flood defence reliability. During storms, waves overtop the dikes and cause erosion on the landward side of the dike. The erosion due to wave overtopping can lead to a dike breach. For this reason, it is important to determine the probability of dike failure due to wave overtopping. However, there is still a lot unknown about the wave overtopping process and its erosional effects.
Google Scholar Link
- Water Management: Fluid Mechanics 1
- Water Management: Fluid Mechanics Practical
- Smart Cities: Multifunctional Flood Defences
- Safety and Risk in Deltas: Fluid Mechanics 2
- Hydraulic Engineering