Prof. Dr. Zoran Kapelan


Professor Kapelan is Head of the Urban Water Infrastructure group in the Department of Water Management. He is an IWA Fellow with over 30 years of experience in water engineering. Prior to joining TU Delft in 2018 he was heading the Water and Environment Group at the University of Exeter (UK) where he worked for 19 years, after a 10-year career abroad in consultancy. His research expertise and interests cover a wide range of topics related to drinking water and sewer systems.


Prof Kapelan’s research interests and expertise are centred on the development of novel engineering and informatics based methodologies addressing a wide range of challenges in urban water infrastructure and water engineering in general. He is/was the principal/co-investigator on more than 50 EU, RCUK, industry and other research grants with over €10 million of personal funding received.

Prof Kapelan is coordinating the CIE4491 course in Urban Drainage and Water Management. He is also contributing regularly to several other courses at TU Delft, the CEE5003 course in Asset Management and the CIE5550 course in Water Transport and Pumping Stations. He is lecturing regularly at IHE Delft on the Advanced Water Transport and Distribution course. Prof Kapelan has guest lectured at the MSc, PhD and industrial courses in Italy, Estonia, Brazil, Norway, Colombia, Hong Kong, Netherlands and the UK.

Prof Kapelan has over 450 publications with H-index of 49 on a wide range of topics related to urban water infrastructure and water engineering in general.

Please see his personal website for an up to date list of publications.

Please see his personal website for a full list of research projects, grants and more.

Zoran Kapelan

Professor and Chair of Urban Water Infrastructure

Monday till Friday