Marcel Stive delivers his last Doctor of Philosophy
On March 31th, Dr. Thu-Ha Nguyen successfully defended her thesis on wave-overtopping processes for very mild sloping and shallow foreshores, supervised by Marcel Stive and Bas Hofland. For Marcel, this was a special occasion, as Thu-Ha was his last PhD in his role of promotor here at TU Delft. Starting back in 2003 with a tall Dutchman who obtained his degree with a thesis on Argus video imaging, Marcel has acted as the promotor of no fewer than 51 PhD candidates, 46 at TU Delft and 5 at other academic institutes. A highly impressive number, that reflects Marcel’s great commitment to the field, his capacity to continuously develop new avenues in science and not in the last place, his strong involvement with the personal development of young scientists. Following the early-career guidance by Marcel, many of these young doctors have been able to build up successful careers, both within academia as well as outside.
On behalf of department, I wish to congratulate Marcel with this impressive milestone, and to express my gratitude for his prolonged dedication towards successful completion of more than 50 PhD studies. Which lasted after his formal retirement in 2016. Many thanks Marcel, for your incredible work and major efforts to make this happen. We will use it as a source of inspiration for department in the years to come.