MSc guidance

During her Academic career, Ioana Popescu has supervised and guided a total of 107 MSc students in their  research work at UNESCO-IHE (Delft,The Netherlands) and at the Faculty of Hydrotechnics(Timisoara, Romania).

Brief overview

  • 2001- present: 58 MSc students supervised  at UNESCO-IHE, The Netherlands
  • 1997- 1999: 9 MSc students supervised at Faculty of Hydrotechnics, Timisoara, Romania
  • 1991-1995: 40 MSc students supervised at Faculty of Hydrotechnics, Timisoara, Romania

Detailed yearly overview

Supervision (at UNESCO-IHE) of MSc and Special program research

 Graduates in 2013

Student (Specialization) Thesis title  
K. Anguizola Valdez
(WSE-HERBD)
“Analysis of the flood wave propagation in case of Maden dam break and the impact on the Panama canal”
Z. Moussa
(WSE-HI)
“Assessment of the vulnerability of the Niger delta”
F. Chao
(WSE-HI)
“Modelling of ice triggered floods: the case study of the Yellow River”
Researcher (period)            Topic/Funding agency  
S. Sanon
(2012)
“Hydrological modeling of snow packs: case study of Somes Mare catchement in Romania” (Norwegian Government)
Q. Pan
(2012/2013)
“Coupling of SWAN and Delft3D for better water quality modeling of Taihoe lake” (RWS-The Netherlands)

Graduates in 2012

Student
(Specialisation)
Thesis title  
M. Castro Gama
(WSE-HI)
“Development of an operation of reservoirs and flooding inference model : a case of study for the Yellow river”
C. Bin
(WSE-HI)
“Hydrological modelling and sensitivity analysis to different precipitation inputs from combinations of  rain gauges, satellite and radar data sources: Case study of the Somes Mare catchment in Romania”
M. Shams
(WSE-HI)
“Influence of resistance due to bed forms on flood level: A case study on Nzoia River in Kenya”
C. Yue
(WSE-HI)
“Two-dimensional water quality modelling: Case Study of Taihu Lake, China”
M. Himawan
(WSE-HERBD)
“Reducing flood risk on Citarum River in Indonesia through the operation of upstream reservoirs”

Graduates in 2011

Student
(Specialisation)
Thesis title  
M. Perera
(WSE-HERBD)
“Assessment of maximum and residual hydropower potential of La Plata Basin (LPB) – South America”
T. Ahnh
(WSE-HERBD)
Q. Dinh
(WM/WRM)
“Flood risk analysis under climate change scenarios in Long Xyuyen Quadrangle region of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam”
N. Neamah
(WSE-HERBD)
“Prediction of fresh-saline interface in the Shatt al Arab estuary using 3D modelling”
G. Tilahun
(WSE-HERBD)
“A 1D hydraulic modelling of the Akaki Bridge – Ethiopia”
S. M. Woldegebrael
(WSE-HI)
“Flood control in Fogera area under regulatory operations of planned Sendega-Gumara and Ribb reservoirs, upper Blue Nile, Ethiopia”
O. Badledger
(WSE-HI)
“Modelling water quality dynamics in a tropical inland wetland: Case study, Abras de Mantequilla, Ecuador”
Researcher
(period)              
Topic/Funding agency                               
H. Chang
(3 months)
“SWAN modeling of the water wave distribution over Taihoe lake / RWS”
D.P. Van Tri (PostDoc in ProAcc project)
(2 years)
“Hydrodynamic modeling and adaptation measures in case of Clima change, for flood risk protection in the Vietnamese Mekong delta”

Graduates in 2010

Student
(Specialisation)
Thesis title  
K.E. Hassab Allah
(WSE-HI)
“Model-based Optimization of downstream impact during filling of a new reservoir: Case study of Mandaya/Roseires reservoirs on the Blue Nile River”
G. Demissie
(WSE-HI)
“Integrated Sediment Transport Modeling Using SWAT-MOHID Models in Lake Tana Subbasin, Upper Blue Nile, Ethiopia”
M. Abdelhamid
(WSE-HI)
“Sediment Transport Modelling In Simiyu Catchment of Lake Victoria Basin, Tanzania”
V Moya Quiroga Gomez
(WSE-HI)
“Uncertainty analysis and cloud computing applied to improve flood management: Case study the Timis Bega catchment”
K. Khan
(WSE-HI)
“Integrated Web-Mobile Phone Application for Water Quality Monitoring and Alerting Services: Case Study in the Brabantse Delta, Province of Noord-Brabant, TheNetherlands”
Mr. Isnaeni Hartanto
(WSE-HERBD)
“The application of coastal modelling software in fluvial environments: XBEACH”
O. Badledger
(WSE-HI)
“Modelling water quality dynamics in a tropical inland wetland: Case study, Abras de Mantequilla, Ecuador”
Salinas Rodrigues
(WSE-HERBD)
“Decision optimisation in geotechnical engineering with uncertain soil properties”
A. Ghimire
(WSE-HERBD)
“Flood risk assessment : a comparison of flood vulnerability indices with flood modelling techniques”

Graduates in 2009

Student
(Specialisation)
Thesis title
A. Gunawan
(WSE-HI)
“Google Android Mobile Phone Application for Dissemination of Water Quality Information: Case Study of the Dommel Catchment, Noord-Brabant Province, The Netherlans.”
L. Fei
(WSE-HI)
“Effects of vegetation on open channel flow”
W. Yuzhen
(WSE-HI)
“Water quality simulations for the Dommel Catchment of Noord Brabant Province”
M. A. Ghitescu
(WSE-HERBD)
“An investigation of inundation modelling for urban areas”
J. Duricic
(WSE-HERBD)
“Flood modelling and hazard mapping of the river Bosna basin”
V. Kolarov
(WSE-HERBD)
“Modelling floods on Tisza at the border between Hungary and Serbia”

Graduates in 2008

Student
(Specialisation)
Thesis title
G. D. Betrie
(WSE-HI)
“Integrated Sediment Transport Modelling Using OpenMI (SWAT and SOBEK-RE) for the Blue Nile River Basin”
T. Z. Gichamo
(WSE-HI)
“Embankment Failure Modeling using the HR BREACH Model: Uncertainty Analysis & Presentation Scenarios”
A. Almoradie
(WSE-HI)
“Hydroinformatics Geo-referenced Tools and Web Technologies for Flood Management. A Case Study in the Westerschelde, The Netherlands”
F. Mahay
(WSE-HI)
“Ecohydrology Study of Kirumi Wetland using Hydroinformatics Tools”
E. Onyari
(WSE-HI)
“An Integrated modelling approach for flood hazard analysis and mitigation: A case study of Timis and Bega Basins, Romania.”
S. Li
(WSE-HI)
“Software System Requirements for multi-reservoir-based flood control and management a case study for the Yellow River in China”
Y. Lin
(WSE-HI)
“Unstructured Cellular Automata for Harmful Algal Blooms Modelling”
M. Zaroug
(WSE-HI)
“Flood Analysis in the Blue Nile, a Case Study of Flood Simulation in Khartoum With Climate Change Scenarios”

Graduates in 2007

Student
(Specialisation)
Thesis title  
D. Wang
(WSE-HI)
“Modelling of Cohesive Sediment Transport in the Maasmond Area”
M. Xu
(WSE-HI)
“Processing and Analysis of Remotely Sensed Images for Water  Quality Monitoring Based on Computational Intelligence”
J. A. Simmonds Sheppard
(WSE-HI)
“Hydrodynamic Modeling of Shalow Lakes: The Case Study of Edko lake”
Y.Li
(WSE-HI)
“Water Quality modeling to deal with the environmental management of Lugu Hu in China”
W. Huang
(WSE-HI)
“Lugu Lake Ecological Impact Assessment Using Habitat model”
P. Cheng
(WSE-HI)
“A Conceptual Model for the lower reach of Yellow River”

Graduates on 2006

Student
(Specialisation)
Thesis title  
C. A. Velez Quintero
(WSE-HI)
“Integrated water quality and ecosystem modelling : a case study for Sonso Lagoon, Colombia”
M.F.H. Sarker
(WSE-HI)
“Morphodynamic equilibrium in a discharge dominated alluvial estuary”
K. Muniina
(WSE-HI)
“A hydrodynamic characterization/ modelling of a reservoir: Case study Yongdam Reservoir in South Korea”
N. Nguyen
(WM)
“Matching water supply and demand in Cau river basin in Vietnam”

Graduates in 2005

Student
(Specialisation)
Thesis title  
Kazi Emran Bashar
(WSE-HI)
“Floodplain Modelling in Bangladesh by SOBEK 1D2D Coupling System”
Elona Abazi
(WSE-HI)
“Modelling floods in wide rivers using Sobek 1D2D, a case study for the Elbe river”
A. Y.Fernando
(WSE-HI)
“Modelling of Flood Wave Propagation Using Inverse Modelling”

Graduates in 2004

Student(Specialisation) Thesis title  
U. Lasminto
(WSE-HI)
“Flood modeling and forecasting in the Surabaya River”
F. Wang
(WSE-HI)
“Modeling Compound Channels with Sobek”
Ling Teng
(WSE-HI)
“Water Quality Modelling to Address the Eco-Engineering Measures for Restoration of Wuli Lake in China”

Graduates in 2003

Student
(Specialisation)

Thesis title

 
N. Wang
(WSE-HI)
“Water Demand Analysis and Forecasting for the Heihe River Basin”
M. Zagonjolli
(WSE-HI)
“Dambreak Modelling Analysis”

Graduates in 2002

Student
(Specialisation) 
Thesis title  
Mauricio Rojas Laserna
(WSE-HI)
“Sensitivity Analysis of a SOBEK Hydrodynamic model for Wetland Management”

Graduates in 2001

Student
(Specialisation)
Thesis title  
E.H. Fernandez
(WSE-HI)
“Modeling of Cauca River Using SOBEK.”

MSc Supervision 1991-2000 ( Hydrotechnical Faculty, Timisoara, Romania) :

49 MSc students were guided for their research in the following area of research:

  • determination of safety and stability of dams using finite element methods;
  • design of small hydropower plants with scope of optimizing energy use for small villages;
  • flood risk analysis in the Timis-Bega basin;
  • flood studies and flood modelling;
  • water allocation modeling in the Timis-Bega basin;
  • water supply works, design and economical analysis of main pipes for city of Deva, or Oradea or Timisoara
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