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.
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. ResearchGate profile
Patrick Willems is professor at the KU Leuven and part-time professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Florimond De Smedt, professor
Boud Verbeiren, guest professor
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.
Jiri is working at Flanders Hydraulic Research and guest professor at VUB HYDR department. He is teaching the course Surface Hydrology. His research focusses on uncertainty analysis for hydrologic models.
Elga Salvadore teaches the course Environmental programming. She is the developed a Python-based model called WETSPA-Python. She is part of the Water Accounting team of IHE-Delft (Netherlands).
Hilde DE CONINCK, Secretary
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.
Solomon joined HYDR in May 2017. He is a senior researcher specialized in Hydroinformatics and development and application of specialized numerical simulation models and advanced tools for integrated water resources management. He has a combined educational background in hydroinformatics, water resources engineering and sanitary engineering. His research interests include flood modelling and flood risk management, assessment of climate change impacts on river basins and urban water systems, application of remote sensing and GIS technologies and modelling applications for integrated water resources management, and design and optimization of urban drainage and water supply distribution networks. Solomon teach Urban Hydrology and Hydraulics course at HYDR and is involved in HiWET and FloodCitiSense project among others.
Anne-Lise Montreuil is a PostDoc Researcher. Her research is in the field of coastal processes and morphology, aeolian and hydrodynamics.
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.
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 started his PhD in 2014 under the supervision of Prof. Marijke Huysmans. He is investigating the role of spatially variable riverbed hydraulic conductivity on river-aquifer exchange fluxes by combining fieldwork, groundwater modelling and geostatistics.
Syed Md. Touhidul Mustafa is a Post-doc Researcher. Syed joined HYDR as a PhD student in October 2013 under the supervision of Prof. Marijke Huysmans. He has been studying "Quantification of model uncertainties in groundwater drought simulations under climate change".
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.
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.