Graduates

Academic Year 2013/2014
Name: Benjamin Johannes de Weerdt/Netherlands
BSc Civil Engineering, TU Delft
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Interest: Coastal, River and Dredging Engineering

Thesis Title:
Effectiveness of the Sand Engine - An objective evaluation with the Frame of Reference Approach

Name: Björn Foortse / Netherlands
BSc Civil Engineering, TU Delft
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Interest:Coastal & Dredging Engineering

Thesis Title:
Retardation of breach growth under high flow velocities

Name: Carlos Andrés Sánchez Altamirano /Ecuador
Civil Engineer, Escuela Politécnica Nacional
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Thesis Title:
Estimation of the precipitation recycling ratio

Name: Dave de Koning /Netherlands
BSc Civil Engineering, TU Delft
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Interest:Water resources management, hydrology and hydrological modelling

Thesis Title:
Assimilating of soil moisture data with the ensemble Kalman filter for intermediate scale soil moisture predictions in the Netherlands

Name: Erik Hendriks /Netherlands
BSc Civil Engineering, TU Delft
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Interest:Environmental fluid mechanics with a special interest in stratified flows and fine sediment dynamics

Thesis Title:
The effect of pH and the solids composition on the settling and self-weight consolidation of mud

Name: Merel Emmie Neeltje Kroon /Netherlands
BSc Civil Engineering, TU Delft
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Interest:Coastal engineering and water management

Thesis Title:
Design method for multi-functional artificial reefs in a costal environment

Name: Pedro David Barrera Crespo /Ecuador
Bachelor in Civil Engineering, University de Cuenca
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Interest:Water resources solutions

Thesis Title:
Delft3D flexible mesh modelling of the Guayas River and system in Ecuador

Name: Puay Ni Qing /Singapore
BEng Chemical Engineering , NUS
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Interest:Water treatment and management

Thesis Title:
Integrated Validation Plant: Modelling and optimisation of the biological treatment process

Name: Rik Gijsman /Netherlands
BSc Civil Engineering, TU Delft
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Thesis Title:
The Design of multi-value sand nourishments - An application to Gold Coast's Palm beach in Australia

Name: Tom van Eijk /Netherlands
BSc Civil Engineering, TU Delft
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Interest:Hydraulic Structures, Hydraulic Engineering, Water Resources Management and Coastal Engineering

Thesis Title:
Gravity Based Foundation - Scour and Design Optimisation

Name: Wang Mengyu / Singapore PR
BEng Environmental Engineering, NUS
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Interest:Water management in urban areas, and sustainable development

Thesis Title:
Water quality monitoring and modelling for Gardens By The Bay, Singapore

Name: Zheng Zhen Zhen /Netherlands
BSc Civil Engineering, TU Delft
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Interest:Harbour Planning and Logistics

Thesis Title:
Integrated Sustainable Port Design- Framework development Port Masterplan

Academic Year 2012/2013
Name: Arnold Christiaan van t'Veld /Netherlands
BSc Civil Engineering, TU Delft
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Interest: Water infrastructure development

Thesis Title:
Potential measures to reduce fluvial and tidal floods in the Pampanga Delta

Name: Dip Yu Choy /Netherlands
BSc Civil Engineering, TU Delft
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Thesis Title:
Numerical modelling of the growth of offshore sand waves

Employment within 1st year of graduation:
Junior Pipeline Engineer, Tebodin Netherlands, the Netherlands
Name: Franciscus Albertus Johannes Matheus van Mierlo /Netherlands
BSc Civil Engineering, TU Delft
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Thesis Title:
Numerical modelling of wave penetration in ports

Employment within 1st year of graduation:
Pipeline Engineer, Roos+Bijl, Netherlands
Name: Gan Shio Whey /Singapore
BEng Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi, Malaysiat
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Interest: Hydraulic engineering and water resources management

Thesis Title:
Hydrodynamic Modelling for Mangrove Reforestation at Tanjung Piai, West Coast Peninsular Malaysia

Employment within 1st year of graduation:
Senior Engineer, Country Garden Pacific View Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
Name: Marcel Mol /Netherlands
BSc Civil Engineering, TU Delft
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Thesis Title:
The effective transport difference

Name: Marlies Holkje Barendrecht /Netherlands
BSc Civil Engineering, TU Delft
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Interest: Research in the field of Socio-hydrology

Thesis Title:
Bridging the information gap between scientists and decision makers in the Eastern Nile

Name: Matthijs Albert Hekstra /Netherlands
BSc Civil Engineering, TU Delft
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Thesis Title:
Thermally destratifying lakes against blue algae with rising air bubbles

Name: Milou Elisabeth Anne van der Ven /Netherlands
BSc Civil Engineering, TU Delft
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Thesis Title:
Rapid Assessment of Flushing of Coastal Embayments - With Application to Doha Bay

Employment within 1st year of graduation:
Junior Tender Manager, Seafox Contractors, Netherlands
Name: Paul Lodewijk Maria de Vet / Netherlands
BSc Civil Engineering, TU Delft

MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Interest: : research / engineering

Thesis Title:
Modelling sediment transport and morphology during overwash and breaching events

Employment within 1st year of graduation:
Pursuing PhD program with TU Delft - Topic: morphodynamics of intertidal areas in estuaries (4 days / week)
Jr. researcher / consultant at Deltares (1 day / week)
Name: Peter Willem van Steijn /Netherlands
BSc Civil Engineering, TU Delft
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Thesis Title:
Global assessment of the lifetime of mega nourishments

Name: Petra Hulsman /Netherlands
BSc Civil Engineering, TU Delft
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Interest: Hydrology, Water Resources Management, River Engineering, Developing countries

Thesis Title:
Sediment transport modelling - Determination of the main areas contributing to the suspended sediment load in the Mara River, Kenya.

Employment within 1st year of graduation::
Junior Researcher, TU Delft, Netherlands
Name: Remco Henricus Thomas Hubertus op het Veld /Netherlands
BSc Civil Engineering, TU Delft
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Interest: Marine facilities, jetty's and coastal defence systems/structures

Thesis Title:
Temperature distribution of shallow water FLNG cooling water outfalls

Employment within 1st year of graduation::
Civil & Marine Engineer, Shell, Netherlands
Name: Rutger Willem Hofste /Netherlands
BSc Civil Engineering, TU Delft
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Thesis Topic:
Ensemble evaporation predictions from remote sensing in the Nile Basin

Employment within 1st year of graduation::
GIS Database Research Analyst, World Resources Institute, USA
Name: Sanne Crum /Netherlands
BSc Civil Engineering, TU Delft
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Interest: Hydraulic engineering and structural engineering

Thesis Title:
The effect of a dragging anchor on a horizontal layer of rockfill

Name: Tan Yeow Chong /Singapore
BEng Civil Engineering, NUS
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Thesis Title:
Assessment of beach states at the sand motor on the basis of alongshore variability in bathymetry data

Employment within 1st year of graduation:
Housing & Development Board (HDB), Singapore (Returning)
Name: Wessel Hollander /Netherlands
BSc Civil Engineering, TU Delft
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Interest: Fluid dynamics, dredging, fluid-soil interaction, turbulence

Thesis Title:
Stability of open granular filters under wave loading

Employment within 1st year of graduation:
Wells Engineer, Shell, Netherlands
Name: Yorick Bryon Broekema /Netherlands
BSc Civil Engineering, TU Delft
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Research intern at SDWA (2013)
Graduate intern at Deltares (March 2014 - January 2015)
Published MSc thesis at Deltares
Working project for RWS at Deltares (January 2015 - April 2015)

Interest: Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Coastal Dynamics, Physical and Numerical Modelling of complex flow situations

Thesis Title:
Modelling of grain sorting mechanisms in the nearshore area for natural and nourished beaches

Employment within 1st year of graduation:
Currently pursuing PhD in TU Delft, Netherlands- Topic: 3D flow and turbulence structures inside scour holes, specifically related to the intense scouring taking place at the Eastern Scheldt Storm Surge Barrier
Name: Ype Hendrik Attema /Netherlands
BSc Civil Engineering, TU Delft
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Interest: Coastal, harbour and river engineering with the focus on morphology and computational fluid mechanics

Thesis Title:
Long-term bio-geomorphological modelling of the formation and succession of salt marshes

Employment within 1st year of graduation:
Project Engineer, Svasek Hydraulics, Netherlands:
Academic Year 2011/2012
Name: Abhishek Saha /India
BTech Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology Durgapur India
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Interest: Hydrodynamic and hydrological transport modelling

Thesis Title:
Rainfall-runoff modelling using a subg-grid based method

Employment within 1st year of graduation:
Research Associate, Geography Department, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Name: Adrian Harold Joannes Matze /Netherlands
BSc Civil Engineering, TU Delft
BSc Economics and Business Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam
MSc Risk Management and Financial Engineering, Imperial College London
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Thesis Title:
Numerical Modeling of Internal Solitary Waves in the Sulu Sea

Name: Georgios Manousaridis /Greece
BSc/MEng Civil Engineering, Hydraulics and Env. Eng. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
MSc in Environmental Protection & Sustainable Development, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Thesis Title:
Investigation of physicochemical pre-treatment using inline coagulation & pre-coating for the optimization of surface water treatment using UF membranes.

Employment within 1st year of graduation:
Graduate Water Engineer, Arup Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore
Name: Gerard Pijcke /Netherlands
BSc Civil Engineering, TU Delft
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Water Management, TU Delft

Interest: (Geo) hydrology and (computational) fluid mechanics

Thesis Title:
Water Quality Modelling for Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Employment within 1st year of graduation:
Research Assistant, Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Name: Huang Jun /China
BEng Mechanical Engineering, Harbin Engineering University
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Thesis Title:
Effects of oscillating flows on longitudinal dispersion in aquatic vegetation

Employment within 1st year of graduation:
Costal Engineer, Surbana, Singapore
Name: Hyo Mee Duerinck /Belgium
BA Liberal Arts & Sciences with major in Cultural Anthrology, Uni of Utrecht
BSc Civil Engineering, TU Delft
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Water Management, TU Delft

Interest: Water management, developing countries, modern languages and cultural perspectives

Thesis Title:
Observed soil moisture – precipitation feedback in Illinois: A statistical analysis over different scales

Name: Jason Chin Tze Voon /Malaysia
Bachelor in Civil Engineering, Uni. of Nottingham
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Water Management, TU Delft

Interest: Hydrology, water management and offshore-related

Thesis Title:
Conceptual Modelling of the Padas Catchment: Understanding Catchment Behaviour with Expert Knowledge & Model Realism

Employment within 1st year of graduation:
Senior Project Engineer, PY Konsep Perunding Sdn Bhd, Sabah, Malaysia
Name: Lim Tai Yan /Singapore
BEng Civil Eng (Geotechnical), NUS
Master in Public Administration, NUS
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Interest: Offshore-related to ground water subjects

Employment within 1st year of graduation:
Senior Executive Engineer, Housing Development Board, Singapore
Name: Lorraine Joyce Buckman /USA
BSc Civil Engineering, University of Iowa
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Water Management, TU Delft

Interest: Global issues related to water quality and quantity management

Thesis Title:
Hydrodynamics of partially vegetated channels: stem drag forces and application to an in-stream wetland concept for tropical, urban drainage systems

Employment within 1st year of graduation:
Junior Researcher / Advisor, Deltares, Netherlands
Name: Michiel Corstiaan Stolwijk /Netherlands
BSc Civil Engineering, TU Delft
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Thesis Title:
Iceberg Drift Modeling in Baffin Bay

Employment within 1st year of graduation:
Pipeline Engineer, Shell Global Solutions, Netherlands
Name: Ow Ying Yin Geraldine /Singapore
BEng Chemical & Biomolecular Eng., NTU
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Water Management, TU Delft

Thesis Title:
Sensitivity analysis on discharge loads to the coastal environment in Singapore

Employment within 1st year of graduation:
Scientific Officer, National Environment Agency, Singapore
Academic Year 2010/2011
Name: Andrzej Tusinski /Poland
BEng Civil Engineering, Tech. Uni. of Szczecin, Poland Hanzehogeschool in Groningen, Netherlands
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Interest: Ports and waterways, coastal protection

Thesis Title:
The role of Mangroves in the design of coastal dikes - Hydrodynamic and cost related aspects

Employment within 1st year of graduation:
Maritime Engineer, BMT Asia Pacific, Singapore
Name: Do Phi Bang /Vietnam
Joint BEng Civil Engineering, NUS and The University of Melbourne
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Interest: Planning, designing and managing water resources

Thesis Title:
Upflow limestone contactor for soft and desalinated water

Employment within 1st year of graduation:
Hydraulic Engineer, Atelier Dreiseitl, Singapore
Name: Jiang Bo /China
BEng Civil Engineering, NUS
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Interest: hydraulics and river mechanics

Thesis Title:
A tidal damping oriented to quantify the relation between sediment concentration and bed shear reduction in upper part of the Yantze Estuary

Employment within 1st year of graduation:
Pursuing PhD program in China
Name: Robert Willem Hasselaar /Netherlands
BSc Civil Engineering, TU Delft
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Thesis Title:
Development of a generic automated tool for the calibration of morphodynamic Delft3D model applications

Employment within 1st year of graduation:
Junior Researcher / Advisor, Deltares, Netherlands
Name: Simon den Hengst /Netherlands
BSc Civil Engineering, TU Delft
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Interest: Water-related engineering / science

Thesis Title:
The effect of various dike reinforcement alternaticves on the flood safety aspects of the Deltadike concept

Employment within 1st year of graduation:
Advisor / Researcher, Flood Risk Assessment, Deltares, Netherlands
Name: Toh Han Loong /Malaysia
BSc Marine Science (Physical Oceanography), Universiti Malaysia Sabah
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Interest: Coastal engineering, metocean, environmental hydraulics

Thesis Title:
Suspended Sediment and Light Attenuation Characteristics in Singapore Waters

Employment within 1st year of graduation:
Coastal / Structural Engineer, Delta Marine Consultants, Singapore
Academic Year 2009/2010
Name: Adil El Hamdi /Netherlands
BSc Civil Engineering, TU Delft
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Thesis Title:
Sedimentation in the Botlek Harbour - A research into driving water exchange mechanisms

Name: Chung Weng Yew /Singapore
BEng Civil Engineering, NUS
MEng Structural Mechanics, NUS
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Thesis Title:
Hydrodynamic changes in response to the modification of coastline in the south-western water of Singapore

Employment within 1st year of graduation:
JTC Corporation, Singapore
Name: Ester Simoons /Netherlands
BSc Civil Engineering, TU Delft
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Interest: Behaviour of fluids, currents, waves, sediment transport, hydraulic and hydrological systems

Thesis Title:
Edge scour around an offshore windturbine

Employment within 1st year of graduation:
Project Engineer, Witteveen+Bos, Netherlands
Name: Feng Xue /China
Previous degree: BEng Environmental Engineering, NUS
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Interest: Water-related technologies and management, environmental protection and remediation

Thesis Title:
The effect of backwashing procedures on filter ripening and general effluent quality

Employment within 1st year of graduation:
Coastal Engineer, Delta Marine Consultants, Singapore
Name: Johannes Hendrik Becker /Netherlands
BSc Civil Engineering, TU Delft
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Thesis Title:
A probabilistic analysis of the environmental effects of dredging induced turbidity

Employment within 1st year of graduation:
Environmental Engineer, Van Oord Dredging & Marine Contractor, Netherlands
Name: Lisa Laurine de Graaf /Netherlands
BSc Civil Engineering, TU Delft
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Interest: Offshore hydraulics

Thesis Title:
Design of ‘Safety buffer’ Oesterdam

Employment within 1st year of graduation:
Witteveen+Bos, Netherlands
Name: Marieke Bakker/Netherlands
BSc Civil Engineering, TU Delft
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Interest: Rivers, Hydraulics & Morphology, Nature driven design

Thesis Title:
The effect of biology on the erodibility of fine sediments in Lake Markermeer

Employment within 1st year of graduation:
Royal HaskoningDHV, Netherlands
Name: Neo Hong Chuan /Singapore
BEng Mechanical Engineering, NUS
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Thesis Title:
Quantitative comparison on the performance of an infiltration (IT) drain system

Employment within 1st year of graduation:
Executive Engineer, Public Utilities Board (PUB), Singapore
Name: Nguyen Tan Thai Hung /Vietnam
Joint BEng Civil Engineering, NUS and The Uni. of Melbourne
MSc Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, NUS
MSc Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft

Thesis Title:
Memstill for wastewater. Effects of surfactants in the feed solution

Employment within 1st year of graduation:
Safety Engineer, Keppel Integrated Engineering, Singapore