Prof. Winterwerp is expert on morphodynamics and sediment transport and Senior Specialist on cohesive sediment transport at the Marine and Coastal Management Unit of Deltares (formerly Delft Hydraulics). He is participating in and responsible for basic research and consultancy on sediment transport and morphological development in estuarine and coastal environments.
He has executed many hydrodynamic, hydro-thermal and hydro-morphological studies all over the world as project leader and as expert in multi-disciplinary project teams, using the various mathematical models developed by Deltares (Delft Hydraulics). Amongst these are sediment transport studies for the ports of Rotterdam, The Netherlands; and Antwerp in the Scheldt estuary, Belgium/Netherlands; of Cochin, India; for Neva Bay, St. Petersburg, Russia; for the Segara Anakan Lagoon, Java, Indonesia; for the Yangtze estuary and the Yellow River, China; for the Humber estuary, UK; for the Loire estuary, France; for the Amazon River and Patos Lagoon, Brazil; and for the Atchafalaya estuary and Passaic River, USA. Furthermore, he has worked on the mud-mangrove coasts of Thailand, Guyana and Suriname.
For many years, a major part of the work of Prof. Winterwerp is dedicated to basic research into the behavior and properties of cohesive sediments and the application of the results to estuarine studies. A part of this research is carried out during his part-time affiliation as professor with Delft University of Technology. He is the author / co-author of more than 120 publications in Scientific Journals and Reference Books and contributed to many International Conferences – these publications have been cited many hundred times, and two publications have received international awards. Prof Winterwerp is editor of two international journals and reviewer for 10 other journals. Prof. Winterwerp supervised 15 PhD-projects and numerous MSc-projects.
Some of his publications can be downloaded here.