Dr.ir. Edo Abraham

Dr Edo Abraham is an Assistant Professor (tenure track) within the Department of Water Management. Before coming to TU Delft, Edo was a Research Associate in the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Group at Imperial College London. He has an interest in the modeling, analysis, optimisation and control of networked systems with a focus on drinking water distribution systems (WDS). His research is motivated by imperatives in urban water sustainability – system resilience, efficient resource utilisation, and water quality management.  Some of his current work is on the development of optimal control, estimation  and tailored mathematical optimisation and analysis tools for `intelligent water systems’. Some examples are:

  • optimising the water-energy relationship for sustainable operation of  WDS and other water resource systems,
  • optimal placement of sensors and actuators for leakage and fault diagnosis, leakage estimation and localisation,
  • the optimal placement and operation of pressure and flow control devices for pressure management, water quality control and energy efficiency,
  • optimal system design and rehabilitation with multiobjective and mixed-integer optimization, and
  • intermittent water distribution systems.

Other research interests include model predictive control (MPC),  robust and optimal control of hydraulic storage structures(eg. for multi-reseirvoir systems and open channels),  graph theoretic tools for the analysis of drinking water networks, robust H-infinity control and estimation, optimal control of ocean wave energy converters, and control of bilinear systems and systems described by PDEs.  
Edo has a PhD in Control Engineering and a first class honours MEng degree  in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He received both the MEng and PhD degrees from Imperial College London, UK, in 2008 and 2013, respectively. 

Personal Webpage: www.edoabraham.com
Email:  e.abraham@tudelft.nl

Edo Abraham