Lecturers

Prof. Dr. Patrick Meire is head of the Ecosystem Management Research Group and he also heads the department of Biology at the University of Antwerp. He excels in ecologic research of aquatic and wetland systems. Prof. Meire is an expert in integrated water management and heads the Chair of Integrated Water Management of the Institute of Environment & Sustainable Development at the University of Antwerp. He is an advocate of nature conservation of river systems and the ecosystem services they provide. About the river Scheldt, he has written two popular books in Dutch. He is the promotor of Technology for Integrated Water Management, is lecturer in charge of the courses 'Integrated Case-study' and  'Integrated water management, Case River 21' and contributes to the course 'Global water problems and Integrated water management'.

 

colin Janssen

Prof. Dr. Colin Janssen is head of the GhEnToxLab at Ghent University and the vice-chair of the Board of Directors of the Flanders Marine Institute and is chair of the scientific committee of this organisation. Prof. Janssen is an internationally recognised expert in ecotoxicology. He acts or has acted as external advisor to various national environmental agencies and international organisations such as OECD, EU and WHO. He is the chair of the EU Scientific Committee for Human and Environmental Risks. He is programme promotor of Technology for Integrated Water Management and lecturer in charge of the course 'Integrated assessment of water and sediment quality' and contributes to the course 'Integrated Case-study'.

 

 

Peter Troch

Prof. Dr. Peter Troch is head of the research unit Coastal engineering, Bridges and Roads at Ghent University. He is chair of the department of Civil Engineering and director of the Coastal Engineering Laboratory. Prof. Dr. Troch has mor than 20 years of academic experience in the field of coastal engineering and open channel flow hydraulics. He is Coastal and Maritime Hydraulics Committee Officer of the international association IAHR, and member of the Board of Directors of PIANC Belgium. He is promotor of Technology for Integrated Water Management and contributes to the course 'Integrated water management, Case River 21'.

 

 

 

 

Stefan Van Damme

Prof. Dr. Stefan Van Damme is a member of the Ecosystem Management Research Group. Prof. Van Damme is a bioengineer with strong expertise in integrated water management. He teaches the courses 'Global water problems and integrated water management' and  'Integrated water management, Case River 21'.

 

 

 

 

 

Renaat de Sutter

Prof. Dr. Renaat De Sutter is visiting professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and employed in the consultancy company Antea Group. He is an civil Engineer focussing on water engineering, marine energy, integrated marine and water management and climate change. He contributes to the course 'Global water problems and integrated water management'.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Johnny Teuchies

Dr. Johnny Teuchies is a postdoctoral researcher in the research group 'Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research (SPHERE). He investigates the effect of pollutants (such as heavy metals) on aquatic ecosystems worldwide.  Dr. Teuchies is co-lecturer of the course 'Integrated assessment of water and sediment quality'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Korneel Rabaey

Prof. Dr. Korneel Rabaey is full professor at the Center for Microbial Ecology and Technology. He  is head of the Department of Biochemical and Microbial Technology and also honorary professor at The University of Queensland. Prof. Rabaey is internationally recognized for his work in the field of resource recovery, particularly through electrochemical and bioelectrochemical systems. He is lecturer in charge of the course 'Wastewater treatment technology'.

 

 

 

 

Arne Verliefde

Prof. dr. Arne Verliefde is full professor in the Particle and Interfacial Technology Group (PaInT). His research focuses mainly on interfacial phenomena in drinking and process water treatment with a major focus on membranes. Arne also has a strong research interest in sanitation and drinking water production for developing countries. He is co-lecturer of the course 'Wastewater treatment technology'.

 

 

 

 

 

Siegfried Vlaeminck

Prof. Dr. Siegfried Vlaeminck is a member of the Sustainable Energy, Air and Water Technology Group and visiting professor in the Center for Microbial Ecology and Technology (CMET). He is an expert in microbial technology for resource-efficient nutrient management. Prof. Vlaeminck contributes to the course 'Wastewater treatment technology'.

 

 

 

 

 

Filip Tack

Prof. Dr. Filip Tack is professor in biogeochemistry of trace elements and head of the Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry and Applied Ecochemistry. Recent research topics include the study of the occurrence, chemical speciation and behaviour of trace metals in riparian zones and dredged sediment disposal sites, treatment of waste water using plant based systems, and management/remediation of moderate metal contamination using phytoremediation and phytostabilisation. Prof. Tack is lecturer in charge of the course 'Sludge and sediment management and treatment'.

 

 

 

 

Eric Dedeckere

Prof. Dr. Eric Dedeckere is professor at the Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development and  technical manager environment at Port of Antwerp. He is specialised in sediment management and integrated water management. Prof. Dedeckere is co-lecturer of the course 'Sludge and sediment management and treatment'.

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Ysebaert

Prof. Dr. Tom Ysebaert is professor at the Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development and senior scientist at the Netherlands Institute for Sea Research. He is lecturer in charge of the course  'Ecological Engineering'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Goethals

Prof. Dr. Peter Goethals is professor at the Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology. He is co-lecturer of the course 'Ecological Engineering'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andreas kortenhaus

Prof. Dr. Andreas Kortenhaus is professor in the research unit Coastal Engineering, Bridges, and Roads and specialised in offshore and coastal engineering. He is lecturer in charge of the course 'Sustainable use of water: winning distribution, use and reuse'

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom De Mulder

Prof. Dr. Tom De Mulder is professor at the Hydraulics Laboratory. He is lecturer in charge of the course 'River morphology and hydrodynamics'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stijn Temmerman

Prof. Dr. Stijn Temmerman is professor in the Ecosystem Management Research group. He investigates the dynamics and management of coastal marshes, estuaries and rivers, with a focus on interactions between vegetation ecology, flow hydrodynamics, nutrient cycling, sediment transport and geomorphology, and how these eco-geomorphic feedbacks control the response of (tidal) river systems to global change and human impacts. Prof. Temmerman is co-lecturer of the course 'River morphology and hydrodynamics'.

 

 

 

 

Kris De baere

Prof. Capt. Dr. Kris De Baere is professor at the Antwerp Maritime Academy and is an expert in corrosion of ballast tanks. He is lecturer in charge of the course 'Water and Shipping'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helen Verstraelen

Prof. Dr. Helen Verstraelen is professor at the Antwerp Maritime Academy. She is co-lecturer of the course 'Water and shipping'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marc Van Torre

Prof. Dr. Marc Van Torre is professor in the Maritime Technology Devision. He is co-lecturer of the course 'Water and Shipping'.