Name: Weiqiu Chen
Department: Water Engineering and Management
Tel.: +31 53 489 7880
Tel. secretary: +31 53 489 3546
Position: PhD candidate

Postal Address:

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Department of Water Engineering & Management                                                                                                                                        P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede


Sept 2017-Present   University of Twente  (UT)  PhD student, Experimental study on wave-overtopping erosion of  flood defences


The research project focuses on the wave-overtopping erosion of flood defences, which is affiliated with Project D3 of All-Risk program. Most dikes failed as a result of inner slope protection or the crest of dike being eroded. Erosion failure of a dike cover may initiate dike breach. The evolution of dike cover erosion is highly uncertain. Prior research showed that transitions, such as poles, stairs, fences, buildings, appear to be weak spots in the flood defence systems. They still receive limited attention in current methods for design and assessment in Netherlands and other countries. Therefore, the objective of the project is to investigate the influence of transitions on erosion development of slope covers by conducting large-scale experiments.




Sept 2014-Jun 2017 Hohai University(HHU), Nanjing, China, Master of Engineering in Harbor, Coastal and Offshore Engineering              

Sept 2010-Jun 2014 Bachelor of Engineering in Harbor, Waterway and Coastal Engineering