I am a Civil Engineer with a Diploma in Hydraulic Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. I have an extensive experience in consultancy and research, both in office and the field, as a researcher and project engineer in several hydraulic and hydrological projects. In November 2018 I defended my PhD thesis at University of Twente. My research was focused on sediment transport –by wind– on beaches and its relationship with building with nature, as the NatureCoast - Sand Motor project.
I am a post-doctoral researcher in the Hydraulic Structures and Flood Risk Section, at Delft University of Technology. My current research is related to dike monitoring using distributed temperature sensing for cracks detection during droughts. The aim of this research is to combine real time monitoring and data driven modeling to have an accurate diagnosis of a flood defense system for operation. I am particularly interested in broadening my research in testing and developing experimental tools and techniques for flood defense.
The role of the 4TU Centre for Resilience Engineering in combining and linking the work of multidisciplinary research groups and stakeholders is essential, for the design and building of future resilient urban infrastructure.