Arnold van Rooijen

Expert on coastal hydro- and morphodynamics

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Arnold van Rooijen obtained his MSc degree from Delft University of Technology in 2011 in the field of coastal engineering and morphology. In September 2011 he joined Deltares as coastal engineer / researcher in the unit of Marine and Coastal Systems. Since then he has been involved in several morphological studies along the Dutch coast, as well as several international (e.g. USA, Iraq, Singapore, New-Zealand) research projects related to coastal hydro- and morphodynamics.

Research topics Arnold worked on over the years include wave run-up, storm surges, storm impact on sandy coasts, long-term morphological development, sediment plume dispersion and fine sediment dynamics. He has gained broad experience in the application of coastal modeling software such as SWAN, Delft3D (FM), XBeach and UNIBEST. In addition, he has been involved in the development of XBeach. Over the years, Arnold has taught several Delft3D and XBeach courses at Delft University of Technology, UNESCO-IHE and Deltares, and supervised several MSc graduate students.

In October 2015, Arnold was appointed as local representative for Deltares in Western Australia. He combines this position with his PhD research at the University of Western Australia in Perth. His research focuses on the interaction between coastal vegetation and hydro- and morphodynamics.

Working experience

2015 - present Deltares Local representative Western Australia
2011 - present Deltares Coastal engineer / researcher