About Martijn de Jong
dr. De Jong works at the Hydraulic Engineering Unit of Deltares as Expert Advisor on hydrodynamics related to coastal infrastructure. He has an MSc in hydraulic engineering at TU Delft and a PhD in fluid mechanics at TU Delft.
He has over twenty years of professional experience in civil engineering, coastal and harbour projects. As Expert Advisor dr. De Jong consults on hydrodynamic topics related to movable storm surge barriers (storm gates), layout designs and nautical activities in and around ports (wave penetration, currents and vessel-induced water motions). He has consulted on the large storm surge barriers in The Netherlands, including digital twins of the Maeslant Barrier and Ramspol Barrier. He is active in the international knowledge network on storm surge barriers I-STORM.
Besides his own main technical fields of expertise, dr. De Jong has supervised several interdisciplinary projects involving large infrastructure developments. In these projects on hydraulic structures the topic of sustainability and minimising and mitigating negative impacts has an increasingly large role. This makes that dr. De Jong has a broad technical profile and can advise on many technical topics related to the design, operation and impacts of (large) infrastructural works.