E.L.C. Deleersnijder E.L.C. Deleersnijder



Eric Deleersnijder has a degree in electrical and mechanical engineering, and a doctorate in applied sciences (mechanics). His research interests focus on the development and use of unstructured-mesh models for simulating geophysical and environmental fluid flows, as well as the related ecological processes. His domains of interest comprise most of the hydrosphere, i.e. lakes, rivers, estuaries, coastal regions, shelf seas and the World Ocean.

He is coordinating the SLIM project (Second-generation Louvain-la-Neuve Ice-ocean Model, and he is the co-founder of the Constituent-oriented Age and Residence time Theory (CART,

E. Deleersnijder (co-)authored about 150 peer-reviewed publications, guest-edited several special issues of scientific journals, and organised international conference sessions or workshops. He is an associate editor of Ocean Dynamics, and a member of the editorial board of several scientific journals. He has held research or teaching positions in Belgium and abroad. He currently is a reader at the Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium,, where he is lecturing on several aspects of mechanics and environmental sciences. He is also an honorary researcher with the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (FRS-FNRS, On October 1st, 2014, he accepted a five-year, part-time professorship in applied mathematics at the Delft University of Technology (Delft, The Netherlands,

Additional pieces of information may be found on his website (, in particular his publication list.

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