PhD research

In 2013 Bas Kolen obtained his PhD degree for his thesis on evacuation strategies. His thesis received much attention in the press and has made valuable contributions to the development of new opportunities for crisis management.

In 2015 Karolina Wojchiechowska defended with success her PhD-thesis on dealing with uncertainty in decision making.

Furthermore, the following colleagues are currently working on different PhD studies:

Vincent Vuik investigates how the concept ‘Building with Nature’ can be used for flood risk reduction. By constructing vegetated foreshores in front of flood defences, the wave attack on these dikes can be reduced. Vincent is developing new methods to determine the efficiency and reliability of these systems.

Bob Maaskant is investigating various methods to assist in the prioritisation of interventions for water safety.