Jakob graduated from the MSc Hydraulic Engineering at TU Delft in January 2021, with his thesis ‘Quantifying parameter uncertainty in predictions of coastal mega-nourishments’. After graduating he worked as a teaching assistant at Hydraulic Engineering and helped organise the 8th international Coastal Dynamics conference in Delft, in June/July 2021. In September 2021 he started as a PhD candidate at the Coastal Engineering section.
Jakob’s research is about Sea Turtle nesting beaches, which are mainly distributed over the World’s (sub)tropic areas. Many of these beaches face degradation due to sea level rise and/or increased storm activity. Focal points of the research include the morphological response of sandy beaches to long-term SLR and more short-term storm events, how this will impact nesting suitability, and how we might eventually tune certain beach parameters to improve nesting suitability (through nature-based solutions).