Dr Alex Kirichek
Alex developed a strong background in soil mechanics and rheology during his MSc study in Civil Engineering (Cum Laude). Later on, he obtained his PhD degree in Applied Geophysics at Delft University of Technology, where he developed a novel geophysical monitoring method for quantitative characterisation of undrained porous rocks and granular soils. Currently, Alex works as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology. His postdoctoral project is supported by the Port of Rotterdam and Rijkswaterstaat, who are aiming to develop an innovative costeffective maintenance concept for ports and waterways with substantial fluid mud layers. This goal can be achieved by revising current criteria for the nautical bottom concept and applying new dredging and surveying methods.