X. (Xavier) Bellsolà Olba


Bachelor and MSc in Civil Engineering (2011) at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), in Barcelona, Spain. As part of his studies he participated in an international semester exchange program at the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden (2010). Before starting his PhD trajectory, he worked as a Project Engineer in the development of infrastructure and hydraulic engineering projects both in Spain and Chile.


His PhD research, funded by NWO, mainly focuses on relation and estimation of safety and capacity of ports and waterways, by considering the vessel traffic. The goal of the research is to develop capacity and risk assessment methodologies, that lead to a combined port assessment methodology. 

Research themes

  • Port assessment on safety and capacity

Xavier Bellsola Olba

PhD Candidate

Publications: Pure