Professor of Urban Water Infrastructure
The potential for visionary urban water infrastructure research is huge and the worldwide interest very high. Future urban water infrastructure demands call for innovative, climate-resilient distribution, drainage, and heat systems; increased flexibility of assets; clever, predictive sensor and control technology; understanding urban hydrology; understanding material aging and soil processes; advanced protection of human and environmental health; and energy- and resource-efficient water systems that are embedded in a circular economy. Alongside the prevailing obsolete infrastructure in Western countries, the majority of the world population is still deprived of adequate urban water infrastructure services. Sustainable and cost-efficient innovations brought forward by research in the envisaged field may contribute to leapfrogging conventional developments. Therefore, the TU Delft is giving the new professor the opportunity to build on an excellent research group (offering 2 FTE vacant positions), playing a world-leading role in urban water infrastructure research and education. The key responsibilities include research, education, services, valorisation, and management - as further elaborated on our website.
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