Mohammad Kifayath Chowdhury


Kifayath has a bachelor's degree in Naval Architecture from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) and a master's degree in Oceanography and Coastal Sciences from Louisiana State University (LSU). His master's research involved field observation of flow structures in the channelized and unchannelized outflow zones in river-dominated deltas. During his stay in the US, he worked as a research assistant in the Coastal Hydrology and Hydrodynamics lab at LSU.


Kifayath is currently working on the long-term morphodynamic development of the Upper Dutch Rhine bifurcation region under the influence of climate change and anthropogenic interventions. His research focuses on understanding the hydraulic and morphological response of engineered bifurcation regions using data analysis and numerical modelling.  


Kifayath’s project is part of the research program Rivers2Morrow, of the National Research and Innovation Programme on Water and Climate (NKWK), funded by Rijkswaterstaat and DGWB.

More information on the program can be found on this website.

(Key) publications

Chowdhury, M. K., Blom, A., & Schielen, R. M. J. (2021a). Bifurcation Morphodynamics in an Engineered River. River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics (RCEM) Meeting, Delft University of Technology (Online).

Chowdhury, M. K., Blom, A., & Schielen, R. M. J. (2021b). Flow Structure at the Pannerdense Kop Bifurcation. Rivers in an uncertain future. NCR Days 2021: Rivers in an uncertain future, University of Twente, The Netherlands (Online).

Chowdhury, M. K., Blom, A., Ylla Arbos, C., Verbeek, M. C., Schropp, M. H. I., & Schielen, R. M. J. (2022). Channel Bed Erosion Characteristics in the Upper Dutch Rhine Bifurcation Region. NCR DAYS 2022: Anthropogenic Rivers, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

Link to ResearchGate

Mohammad Kifayath Chowdhury

PhD candidate