As a teaching assistant I spend half of my time on the education of our engineering students in the building sciences. I teach in every year from the first bachelor till the master en thus I get the chance to follow up on our students during their full study trajectory. Courses I am involved in: Stability, Strength of materials, Scientific project, The Company, Bridge construction, internships, bachelorpapers, master theses.
The other half of my time, I am doing my PhD research on the application of the circular economy in the construction of pedestrian and cycling bridges. Nowadays, we often see that bridges that reached an age of 50 years are merely demolished and rebuilt in practically the same way. Often, these are concrete bridges while concrete is a material that poses a lot of difficulties for reuse and recycling. Therefore, the aim of my research is to compose a design manual for circular pedestrian and cycling bridges with a circularity indicator as basis which will serve as a design tool starting from the conceptual design of the bridge.
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Assisterend academisch pers.
- grad. teaching & research ass.