André Koelewijn

Expert on dike technology and monitoring

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Dr. André Koelewijn presently works as a specialist on research and development at the department of Dike Technology of Deltares.

He has about 20 years  of experience in national and international geotechnical projects, with a focus on failure mechanisms of dams, dikes and levees. He has a broad experience on small-scale and full-scale failure tests, crisis management to avoid real dike failures, monitoring equipment and the incorporation of monitoring data into models and guidelines, development of models and software. He has been responsible for the geotechnical design and the execution of all field experiments of the IJkdijk.

He has been the initiator of several international cooperation networks with France, UK, USA and China, and was involved in various research projects for the European Union. He has written over fifty scientific papers. In 2013, he received the Dutch Keverling Buisman prize for the best geotechnical paper.

Working experience

2008-heden Deltares Specialist R&D at the Geotechnology department
1999-2007 GeoDelft Project leader, Consultant R&D at the Department of Soil Constructions
1994-2001 Delft University Ph.D. researcher at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
February 1993- June 1993 Haskoning/ Nedeco Trainee at the Jamuna Bridge Project, Bangladesh