I am currently Associate Professor of Hydroinformatics at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education in Delft, The Netherlands. My research focuses on computational methods, aspects of flood modeling and vulnerability related to floods, lake and reservoir modeling and water supply systems modeling and optimisation. I am particularly interested in integrating mathematical models into decision support systems. I am a member of several engineering associations and research schools, like the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research(IAHR), the European Geophysical Union (EGU) and of the SENSE research school. In the past I have served as chairman of the IAHR Innovation and Professional Development Division. Currently I am part of the IAHR Council.
Prior to joining UNESCO-IHE in 2001, I worked in 2000, as a postdoc researcher at the Institute for Research in Construction of the National Research Council of Canada in the area of rehabilitation of urban infrastructure, where I was involved in the development of a finite element based prediction tool for flexible pavement structures subjected to both environmental and traffic-induced loading.
From 1990 to 1999 I worked as an Associate Professor at Faculty of Hydrotechnics, Timisoara, in Romania, in the area of river systems modeling and computational hydraulics. Im particular I have been involved in the development of a finite element code for testing the influence of hydrodynamic pressures on dams.