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Introduction: Fateme Ebrahimierami

Posted at 10/06/2021 by Fateme Ebrahimierami

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Fateme Ebrahimierami

University of Twente

My name is Fateme Ebrahimierami, and I’m a PhD candidate at the University of Twente. Let me first introduce myself as a civil engineer, since this is where my adventurous journey began as a fresh bachelor student. I became fascinated with hydraulics and the amazing world of water during my studies.

I could not resist my inner desire to further my knowledge in this area. Therefore, I decided to pursue my education in the field of ” Water and Hydraulic Structure engineering” in master degree at the Babol Noshirvani university in my own country, Iran.

As a half researcher and half master student, I extended a new meshless method named Discrete Least Squares Meshless (DLSM) for solving coupled bedload sediment transport equations. One published research paper in an Elsevier Journal and also two conference papers were the results of my endeavor during this period.

Although I have been entitled as a bright talented student and was given this opportunity to study PhD degree with a full scholarship award in the same university, I’ve rejected this chance in order to pursue my Ph.D. education in a developed country. I believe a new environment would open up new horizons and bring new experiences.

I am very fortunate to be accepted as a PhD candidate in the Netherlands, a country well-known for its hydraulic engineering.

I joined on the First of January the Marine and Fluvial System department at the University of Twente under the supervision of Prof. Dr. S.J.M.H. Hulscher to be a part of the SALTISolutions program.

For the time being, I am working on Work package 3.2 which is about modeling salt exchange through low dynamic systems: floodgates.

through the PhD period, I will gain a fundamental understanding and insight into the saltwater dynamics in the Haringvliet estuary with the presence of floodgates and varying bathymetry in bed. My research, hopefully, will answer these questions about how saltwater intrudes in inland freshwater and how we can get rid of trapped salt in the system. Also, small-scale hydrodynamics in the scour holes will be investigated by field observation and numerical modeling. Gained knowledge on non-hydrostatic processes would incorporate into the large-scale 3D hydrostatic model utilizing parameterization to have a more accurate model and subsequently salinity intrusion prediction.

At this point, I am familiarizing myself with the problem and literature and planning my research for the next four years.

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