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PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

2016-present Durham Research Fellow Geography/Earth SciencesDurham University, UK
2013-2016 Staff Scientist Marine Geosciences National Oceanography Centre, UK
2012-2013 Postdoctoral researcher Earth Sciences Utrecht University, NL
2007-2012 PhD Sedimentology link Earth Sciences/ Geography Utrecht University, NL
2003-2006 MSc Offshore Engineering/Fluid Mechanics Mechanical Engineering (cum laude) Delft University, NL
2001-2003 3rd- 1st officer Merchant navy & Dredging ships Several companies, NL
1997-2001 BSc Shipping officer Nautical/Engineering Maritiem Instituut De Ruyter,NL


PROJECTS

2018-2023 Monitor active submarine flow in the Congo Canyon (NE/R001952/1) NERC, Co-I
2017-2019 Direct monitoring submarine flows Industry, Co-I
2016-2020 First measurements of deep-sea turbidity currents in the Congo Canyon (NE/L009358/1) NERC, PI
2016-2018 Direct monitoring of active turbidity currents at global ‘test sites’ (NE/M017540/1) NERC, Co-I
2016-2017 Field-based calibration for turbidity current impact modelling (NE/P009190/1) NERC, Co-I
2015 First measurements of turbidity currents base using CHIRP (NE/M007138/1) NERC, PI
2014-2018 Bedform dynamics in submarine canyons Industry, PI
2014-2017 Monitor active submarine flows in the Monterey Canyon Offshore California ( NE/K011480/1) NERC, Co-I
2014 Developing tomography technique to measure sediment concentrations (NE/L008130/1) NERC, PI
2014 Spatial variations in grounding-line proximal facies on the Antarctic Peninsula Brit. Antarc. Surv, PI
2013-2017 From turbidity current process to lithofacies and system architecture Industry, Co-I
2013 Bedforms dynamics in mixed cohesive/non-cohesive sediments Eur. Com., Co-I
2011-2013 Sedimentary architecture of channel-lobe transitions Industry, PDRA


PHD PROJECTS

2017-2021 Kate Heerema Monitoring turbidity currents in different systems
2017-2021 Natasha Chapplow Novel sensor system to monitor seafloor hazards
2016-2020 Daniella Vendetuoli Morphodynamics of turbidity currents
2015-2019 Sophie Hage (main supervisor) Bedform dynamics in Canadian fjords
2015-2019 Zoë Roseby (main supervisor) Distribution of grounding-line proximal facies on the Antarctic Peninsula
2015-2019 Florian Pohl Sedimentary expression of a channel-lobe transition zones
2014-2018 Jamie Hizzett (main supervisor) Turbidity currents evolution on Squamish delta
2014-2018 Age Vellinga (main supervisor) Numerical study of supercritical-flow bedforms
2014-2017 Maria Azpiroz (main supervisor) Turbidity currents in the Congo Canyon


FORMER PHD PROJECTS

2013-2017 Dr Will Symons Sedimentary processes in submarine canyons
2013-2017 Dr Jan de Leeuw The sedimentary record of submarine channel morphodynamics
2013-2017 Dr Arnoud Slootman Supercritical density flows on cool-water carbonate ramps


ESTEEM INDICATOR

2017 Invited talk on “Monitoring turbidity currents” at JpGU/AGU, Tokyo
2017 Invited contribution to the "Dynamics of Gravity Currents" Workshop, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
2017 Session chair, “Siliciclastic, volcaniclastic, calciclastic density flows”, IAS
2016 Keynote, Society for Sedimentary Research, Deep Water Research Session, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Calgary
2016 Keynote on “Modern sedimentary processes”, Future of Sedimentary Geology, Beijing
2016 BSRG Harold Reading award for De Leeuw et al., 2016, Nature Comm., 2016
2016 Associate editor of “The Depositional Record” the new open-access publication of the IAS
2016 BSRG Harold Reading award for De Leeuw et al., 2016, Nature Comm.
2016 Invited lecture on “Turbidity currents as submarine rivers”, Newcastle University
2014 Keynote on “Experimental bedform study”, European Geoscience Union, Vienna
2014 Invited lecture, Tongji Univeristy (Shanghai) & Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey (Guangzhou)
2014 Invited lecture on “Morphodynamics of supercritical turbidity currents”, Leeds University
2014 session co-chair, “Modelling of sedimentary processes” session, IAS Manchester
2013 session chair, “Siliciclastic, volcanic clastic and calciclastic turbidity currents”, EGU
2012 session co-chair, “Physical, numerical and analytical modelling sediment erosion, transport and deposition” session, IAS Schladming
2012 Invited lecture, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Research
2009 session co-chair, Sediment transport at hydraulic jumps, International Association of Hydraulic Research, Vancouver
2009 Invited lecture (outreach), Natural history museum, The Hague
2006 Best hydraulic engineering MSc thesis award, Dutch Society of Hydraulic Engineers

RESEARCH CRUISES

2016 Direct observations of turbidity currents on Canadian deltas (4 x 2 weeks)
2016 Climate change triggered turbidity currents, Norway/Greenland basin (5 weeks)
2015 Dredger-induced turbidity currents in a Dutch estuary (2 weeks)
2014 Direct observations of turbidity currents on Canadian deltas (4 x 2 weeks)
2014 Variability of grounding-line proximal facies, Antarctica (5 weeks)
2013 Turbidity currents in the Agadir Canyon, offshore Morocco, (4 weeks)