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Watermotion | Waterbeweging

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PhD in Hydraulics at the University Federico II of Naples, Italy • Postdocs at the University of Manchester, UK and Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands • Currently, freelance researcher, consultant and trainer

Involved in the production of large datasets by means of numerical simulations of fluid flows with high-performance computing • Accordingly interested in and experimenting with the principles, generalities and best practices in Research Data Management • Likewise, honing and promoting related digital literacy and competence as certified Carpentries instructor

In my career I worked with four strands of activities:
Consultancy • computer simulations, desk studies, interpretation of observational data • topics: currents, tidal streams, storm surges, river flows, strongly stratified estuaries, thermal discharges, saline intrusion in locks, fishways flows, underwater sound, wave-structure interaction
Marketing • promoting small and multinational companies • organizing and participating in business trips to perspective partners and clients abroad • lining-up of international bidding teams for tenders worth €500k+
Outreach • short courses, lectures • training, coaching and tutorials for (post)graduate students • oral and poster presentations at conferences • lecture notes • MSc students supervision • organisation of research and stakeholders meetings
R&D • publications in refereed journals of research and review articles (award-winning) • development of CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) software for fundamental and environmental flow problems • product development, accuracy assessments, quality control • software translation (skilled programmer, power user) • auditing of CFD solvers by means of verification and validation

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