This is a list of all those directly involved in the Wat-Qual project by order of surname.
Edo Abraham is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Water Management at TU Delft, working on the modelling, analysis, optimization and control of drinking water distribution and water resources systems. Before coming to TU Delft, Edo was a Research Associate in the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Group at Imperial College London. Edo holds PhD in control engineering and has since worked in developing and applying advanced modelling, control and optimisation tools for drinking water systems and water resources systems. His research is motivated by imperatives in urban water sustainability – leakage diagnosis and localization, improving resilience, efficient energy utilization, and water quality management for water distribution systems. Edo received the MEng. degree in electrical and electronic engineering and a PhD degree in control engineering from Imperial College London, U.K., in 2008 and 2013, respectively.
|Claudia Agudela-Vera||KWR Water|
|David Ayala||Irstea, Bordeaux Regional Centre|
Mirjam Blokker is a principal scientist on the drinking water infrastructure team. She is an expert in drinking water demand and developed the SIMDEUM model, which can be used to predict the demand for shower water, toilet flushing water, water consumption etc. With this model, she also did research on the impact of flow speeds and residence times on water quality in the pipeline network and completed her PhD on that topic in 2010. As an extension to this, Mirjam carried out the research and implementation in designing the water network. In recent years, Mirjam researched the temperature in the pipeline network and the microbiological regrowth in the network.
|Dominic L. Boccelli||University of Cincinnati|
|Mathias Braun||Irstea, Bordeaux Regional Centre|
|Carolina Calero Preciado||University of Sheffield|
I obtained my PhD in Hydraulic Engineering in 2006 and have researched topics pertinent to water and environmental systems for over ten years. My career began at the Universities of Catania and then Ferrara, Italy, and I obtained an Associate Professor Qualification in the Hydraulics, Hydrology and Hydraulic Infrastructure Sector in December 2013. From May 2014 to June 2015 I took up a Research Fellow post at the University of Exeter and became Assistant Professor at the University of Pavia in September 2015. Since April 2016, I have been Honorary Senior Reseach Fellow at the University of Exeter. Since December 2016, I have been Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide.
|University of Pavia|
|Isabel Douterelo||University of Sheffield|
Kat is an applied environmental microbiologist with over six years experience of investigating the microbial ecology of engineered systems. She earned her Ph.D. in Civil and Structural Engineering from the University of Sheffield, where she investigated "The impact of hydraulic regime upon biofilms in drinking water distribution systems". Now working as a Post-doctoral Research Associate, within the Pennine Water Group, Kat specialises in investigating the interactions between environmental microbial ecology, drinking water distribution systems and water quality.
|University of Sheffield|
|Pedro Iglesias||Universidad Politécnica de Valencia|
|Marko Ivetic||University of Belgrade|
|Nenad Jacimovic||University of Belgrade|
|Tomáš Kučera||Brno University of Technology|
|Javier Martínez-Solano||Universidad Politécnica de Valencia|
Prof. Zoran Kapelan is Professor of Water Systems Engineering and Head of the Water and Environment Group at the University of Exeter with 28 years of research and consulting experience in various water engineering disciplines, both in the UK and abroad. He graduated at the University of Belgrade (Faculty of Civil Engineering) in 1989 as the best student in his class and obtained his PhD in Engineering at the University of Exeter in 2002. Prior to joining the University of Exeter in 1999 he worked for 10 years as a full-time consultant in the water industry abroad and was responsible for the design of various complex water engineering systems, including water and wastewater infrastructure systems, flood/river control systems, irrigation/drainage systems and systems of large open reservoirs with dams and hydro power plants. His research interests and expertise are centred on the development of novel engineering and informatics based methodologies addressing a wide range of issues in urban water systems (both water and wastewater).
|University of Exeter|
|Karel van Laarhoven||KWR Water|
|Anja Mojsilovic||Pancevo Water Company|
|Olivier Piller||Irstea, Bordeaux Regional Centre|
|Aleksandar Radulovic||Pancevo Water Company|
|Markéta Rajnochová||Brno University of Technology|
|Matteo Rubinato||University of Sheffield|
|Fernando Rosario-Ortiz||University of Colorado|
|Jan Ručka||Vysoke Uceni Technicke Brne|
Peter Schaap is asset engineer water quality at PWN. PWN a water company for the province of North Holland in the Netherlands. He has a bachelor degree in environmental studies “waste water treatment”, but switched directly to the clean water side.
|Vanessa Speight||University of Sheffield|
|Drasko Stojic||Pancevo Water Company|
|Tomáš Sucháček||Brno University of Technology|
Joost van Summeren is a scientific researcher on the Water Infrastructure team. His research focuses on an improved insight into the quality and quantity of drinking water in distribution networks and real-time monitoring by means of sensor networks. His work includes the development and application of new measurement methods and data analysis techniques and numerical water quality modelling. He also works on practical research with testing grounds, pilot plants and living labs.
|Ladislav Tuhovčák||Vysoke Uceni Technicke Brne|
|Martin Wagner||TZW German Water Center|
Maria is currently based in the Centre for Water Systems at the University of Exeter, whilst collaborating closely with Wessex Water. Before joining the WISE Programme in 2015, she graduated from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) with a MEng in Civil Engineering. Whilst at university, she completed a year-long internship as a research assistant at the Berlin Centre of Competence for Water (Kompetenz Zentrum Wasser Berlin) in Germany, where she worked on project SEMA (SEwer deterioration Model for Asset Management strategy). Following her return to Greece, she also completed a four month internship as a data analyst for a Greek start-up company. Her research interests lie in the intersection between civil and software engineering and include water demand pattern recognition and forecasting, statistical analysis and machine learning.
|University of Exeter|