I am Adjunct Professor of Soil MicroMechanics at the Faculty of Engineering Technology.
My research interests are primarily in the area of theoretical analysis and modern simulation techniques applied to constitutive modeling of materials with an internal micro-structure such as soils. I am interested in the use of advanced optimization techniques to improve soil performances and mitigate natural hazards.
Within CME, the chair of Soil MicroMechanics combines fundamental soil mechanics and applied research, with focus on novel technologies for improvement of construction (earth) materials and processes, in the spirit of SMART soils.
Since 2016, I am chairing the Female Faculty Network Twente https://www.utwente.nl/en/ffnt/