Vries, S. de (Sierd)
Sierd de Vries is a coastal engineer by education (MSc in Delft in 2007). He has obtained his PhD degree at Delft University in September 2013. His PhD work entitles 'The Physics of Blown Sand and Coastal Dunes' where he studied the growth of coastal dunes due to natural processes of wind. He is particularly interested in the dynamic morphological behavior of the coast as a result of sediment transport by wind, currents and waves. To study specific aspects of coastal behavior he combines the development of innovative monitoring techniques with state of the art modelling approaches.