Permanent Staff


prof. Peter Troch


Coastal and river engineering
Director of laboratory


prof. Andreas Kortenhaus


Offshore and coastal engineering


em. prof. Julien De Rouck

Post-doctoral Fellows


dr. Vicky Stratigaki
FWO senior post-doctoral researcher


Physical and numerical modelling in coastal and offshore engineering
Renewable Ocean Energy

dr. Maximilian Streicher
Post-doctoral assistant

Coastal and offshore engineering research

dr. Gael Verao Fernandez
Post-doctoral researcher

Numerical modelling in coastal and offshore engineering
Renewable Ocean Energy

dr. Efrain Carpintero Moreno
Post-doctoral researcher

Blue accelerator project

dr. Vincent Gruwez
Post-doctoral assistant

Modelling of wave interaction with coastal defense structures

dr. Sieglien De Roo
Post-doctoral researcher

Design of coastal defence systems (on detachment in FHR)

PhD Students


ir. Nicolas Quartier


Numerical modelling of wave energy converters


ir. Timothy Vervaet


Experimental study and numerical modelling of combined near-field interactions and far-field effects of wave energy converter farms


ir. Maria Gkougkoudi-Papaioannou


Coupled geotechnical-hydrodynamic modelling of a monopile foundation in an offshore wind farm under cyclic behavior


ir. Ine Vandebeek


Numerical modelling of beach profile dynamics for very shallow foreshores


ir. Panagiotis Vasarmidis


Time-resolving modelling of wave propagation in a very shallow foreshore characterised by a chain of small islands


ir. Carlos Arboleda Chavez


Numerical modelling of stability under waves and currents of scour protection for offshore monopoles


ir. Minghao Wu


Experimental modelling of stability under waves and currents of scour protection for offshore monopoles

ir. Joe El Rahi


Coastal defense systems based on the ‘Building with nature’ Principles: interdisciplinary project on coastal and ecology engineering and marine biology

ir. Paulino Meneses Gonzalez

Time-domain wave propagation modelling for assessing the impact of WEC farms on the wave field and the local morphodynamics and sediment transport

ir. Rafail Ioannou


Numerical hydroelastic analysis of moored flexible offshore floating structures


Scientific Staff





ir. Peter Devriese


Wave-current interaction

Frans van Eeden


Rohit Kulkarni



Jeffrey Verbeurgt



Voluntary Staff


dr. Corrado Altomare

Design of coastal defence systems


Technical Staff


Yvan Blom


David Derynck


Herman Van der Elst


Tom Versluys




Lien De Backer


Ellen Vynkce