Alexandra Rocio Urgilez Vinueza
I am a Civil Engineer graduated from the University of Cuenca, Ecuador. I got a scholarship from my country to pursue my master’s degree at Newcastle University, United Kingdom in Hydrogeology and Water Management. After 1.5 years, I came to the Netherlands to continue my studies as a PhD researcher at TU Delft, where my work is focused on landslide research in Ecuador, financed by the Ecuadorian Government.
My research is focused on the influence of hydrology on Landslides in the Ecuadorian Andes. This interest started during my master’s programme, where I worked on the analysis of a particular landslide in Ecuador, which is threatening the power generation supply of 1/3rd of the country. Since I got to TU Delft I started to research about Landslide occurrence within the reservoir that is created by the hydropower dams in South-east Ecuador.