Below you can find a brief summary of the projects that are currently being carried out under my supervision. Furthermore, you can have look at the projects that I actively contributed to in the past. Information with respect to the supervised Bachelor, Master and PhD theses are categorized under Education.
In health research extensive evidence is found on socioeconomic and cultural differences in health outcomes. One of these health concerns is traffic injuries which impact is expected to increase worldwide. As in other health domains inequalities are found in accident involvement. Again underprivileged groups are the most vulnerable. Injury research however still lacks explanatory models on how contextual and individual factors contribute to injury causation.
The main objective of this study is therefore to reveal some of these mechanisms that explain the differences that occur in road accident involvement in Belgium. Since no studies have been conducted on the differences in road accident involvement in Belgium by different socioeconomically and culturally defined groups, this will also be part of this research proposal.
More info related to this project can be found HERE.
In this project, the influence of small-scale spatial patterns, both on future inundation hazard and on future flood exposure is investigated. The project goal is to demonstrate the feasibility and relevance of an innovative methodology for including the continuously dynamic evolution of land use into a micro-scale flood risk model considering economic impacts both in the floodplain (direct impacts) and beyond (indirect impacts, e.g. disruption costs).
To conduct this research the complete risk chain is considered, from climate impact, via hydrological and hydraulic modelling, to damage and risk estimation. The analysis will be performed at two spatial levels: catchment level and floodplains level.
At the catchment level, modelling of land-use change will be based on multi-agent simulations and a bottom-up modelling concept.
At the floodplain level, land-use change will be modelled using computer-generated urban forms, based on parametric rules to derive large series of alternative urban small-scale patterns.
PROJECT 22 WBI-VIETNAM
The main objective of this research project is the creation of a regional research and development centre in transport and logistics in the Da Nang region. In this context, a convention between the University of Liège and the University of Da Nang has been signed in 2012. The research focuses on three axes.
The first is on the formation of professionals active in the field of transport and logistics. To this end, the professional program 'Executive Master in Transport and Logistics' has been launched (see also Education).
Secondly, within the University of Da Nang, an R&D centre has been created to stimulate research and development within the Da Nang region.
Finally, a competence cluster in transport and logistics is launched, in strong collaboration with the Walloon cluster 'Logistics in Wallonia', and strongly embedded with the R&D centre of the University of Da Nang.
I am currently involved in two Interreg projects focusing on cross-border traffic.
EMR Connect (ECON)
The focus of this project is on enhancing cross-border mobility solutions.
The focus of this project lies on the explicit modelling of cross-border traffic
For more information about the other projects I am currently involved in you can click HERE.
If you are getting tired of traffic jams every day, you can stimulate research by helping us to obtain the necessary research grants to finance researchers and PhD students to help improve current mobility patterns and transport-related decision making. You can find more information to contact me HERE.