Margaret Chen is professor with expertise in the research domains of: - Hydrodynamics, morphodynamics, and sediment dynamics, - Coastal engineering, - Estuarine research and instrumentation
Patrick Willems, professor
Patrick Willems is professor at the KU Leuven and part-time professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Philippe Quevauviller, professor
Philippe Quevauviller brings knowledge on integration and socio-economical aspects of water management to our HYDR department. His main office is at the EU commission. Besides water, he is also a passionate of Bossa Nova music (as a musician) and Brazil/Portuguese culture.
STEVEN EISENREICH is Professor Fellow with expertise in Environmental (Organic) Chemistry and fate of organic pollutants in aquatic systems, Water Quality, and the Science-Policy Interface of the EU WFD. He co-teaches courses in IUPWARE on Water Resources and Science-Policy Interface, and Water Quality Assessment and Monitoring.
Wim Thiery is a freshwater climatologist with a specific interest in modelling the interactions between water resources and the atmosphere in a changing world. He is research fellow at ETH Zurich and professor at HYDR since 2017.
Boud Verbeiren has a background in GIS and Remote Sensing. Mapping and modelling of spatial and temporal patterns of water-related phenomena form his core research interests and activities. Both natural (e.g. wetlands), as well as human-influenced areas (e.g. cities) are part of his focus study areas.
Olivier Gourgue is a PostDoc Researcher. He is a numerical modeler and specialized in unstructured grid models (TELEMAC, SLIM) applied to estuarine and marine environments.
Anne-Lise Montreuil, PostDoc
Anne-Lise Montreuil is a PostDoc Researcher. Her research is in the field of coastal processes and morphology, aeolian and hydrodynamics.
Elga Salvadore, post-doc researcher
Elga developed a Python-based model called WETSPA-Python.
Jiri Nossent, post-doc visiting researcher
Jiri is working at Flanders Hydraulic Research and visiting researcher at HYDR department. His research focusses on uncertainty analysis for hydrologic models.
VERONICA MINAYA, POST-DOC RESEARCHER
Veronica joined HYDR in February 2017. She is an ecohydrologist with background in engineering, limnology and environment. She is also interested in research development, and women & youth empowerment. Veronica is actively involved in youth organizations: IAHR-YPN Delft and the Water Youth Network.
Ellen Bastiaensen is specialized in analytical techniques applied to sedimentological research.
AKLILU DINKNEH, PHD RESEARCHER
Aklilu joined HYDR in 2012 as a PhD researcher on surface-groundwater interactions at the catchment scale, combining modeling tools with field methods. His research interests are surface and ground water hydrology, GIS analysis (ArcGIS) and hydrological modelling.
Tadesse joined HYDR in 2012 for his PhD research. He investigates hydrological proceses, particularly evapotranspiration processes, in the Mara basin (Kenya) using SWAT hydrological model and different types of remote sensing imageries (e.g. MODIS).
Ting joined HYDR as a PhD researcher in 2013, in collaboration with the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO). She is currently working on the conceptualization and modeling of pesticide transport in urban settings, particularly on urban hard surfaces. Her research interests are urban hydrological modelling, water quality modelling, pesticide risk assessment, etc.
Befekadu Woldegiorigis started his PhD research in 2013 on the conceptualisation of river water quality models in co-operation with Flanders Hydraulics Research.
Farkhondeh Khorashadi Zadeh, PhD researcher
Farkhondeh started her PhD research in 2013. She is working on sensitivity and uncertainty analysis for complex environmental models (e.g. SWAT models), under the supervision of Prof. Ann van Griensven and Prof. Willy Buawens.
Gert Ghysels is a PhD student investigating "Geostatistical characterization of spatially variable riverbed hydraulic conductivity for a better assessment of river-aquifer interactions" under the supervision of prof. Marijke Huysmans
Charlotte studied environmental sciences and engineering in order to contribute to a sustainable development of our ecosystems. She is as a PhD student working on the UrbanEARS project and analyses the urban hydrology supported by remote sensing data.
Driven by passion to science, hydrology and nature Joanna in October 2014 joined the HYDR team as a PhD Researcher. Her research is focused on high resolution modelling of water and energy transfers in her favorite wetland ecosystems. Joanna also takes part in the HiWET project.
Alvin started his PhD research in HYDR in 2014 on the modelling of hydrological processes in the Pangani basin, Tanzania. As a motivated water engineer. He is passionate about water science ever since his undergraduate studies. His research interests are hydrological processes modeling, remote sensing and landuse/cover change.
Sarah Mutua is a PhD studente investigating "Climate change impact on groundwater-surface water interaction in the Nyando River catchment " under the supervision of prof. Marijke Huysmans.
Anna Msigwa works on a PhD on applying water accounting in the upper-Pangani basin (Tanzania). The PhD is part of the VLIR-UOS programme with Nelson Mandela African Instituteof Science and Technology (NM-AIST) in Arusha.
Alvaro de J. Gonzalez-Sanchez, PhD researcher
Alvaro de J. Gonzalez-Sanchez is doing his PhD research on the topic of "Effect of particle-turbulence interaction on sediment transport".
DOUGLAS NYOLEI, PhD RESEARCHER
Douglas joined HYDR in February 2017 under the SMART-ET project. Douglas is working on catchment scale remote sensing estimation of ET, ET water productivity and hydrologic modelling & water accounting. His research is in Makanya catchment of the Pangani Basin in Tanzania. Douglas is working under Prof. Ann van Griensven.
Celray James Joined HYDR in October 2016, as an assistant and a PhD researcher under the supervision of Wim Thiery and Ann van Griensven . He is currently working on the impacts of climate change and land use changes on runoff in Africa using SWAT and CLM.