Personal profile

Research profile

Arjen P. Luijendijk is an associate professor in Coastal Resilience and Morphology in the Coastal Engineering group of the Hydraulic Engineering department at TU Delft university. 

Through collaboration in national and international research projects, he conducted research on morphodynamic modeling and Earth Observation of coastal changes worldwide. He is passionate about advancing knowledge and tools to better understand and predict the complex behaviour of our coasts under a changing climate and increasing human interventions.

Academic background

Arjen P. Luijendijk has a background in morphodynamic modelling of coasts and nature-based solutions and coastal remote sensing to unravel historical coastal behaviour. 

Effective management of populated shores requires long-term sustainable use of coasts and maintenance of the most natural environment possible. To meet these demands, there is an increasing need for accurate coastal predictions to assess vulnerability and engineering solutions in order to protect coastal infrastructure, human safety and habitats.

To this end, it is his ambition to further develop knowledge and tools on i) Global Coastal Change in times of Climate Change, and ii) Data-model Fusion for Engineering Nature-Based Solutions in nearshore environments. He will focus on making scientific advancements on these topics by combining big data - from Earth Observation -, advanced numerical models and climate predictions.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctorate, Crossing borders in coastal morphodynamic modelling, Civil Engineering & Geosciences

Award Date: 4 Dec 2019

Post-doc on Physical feasibility of mega-nourishments worldwide, Civil Engineering & Geosciences

1 Sept 20131 Sept 2018

Award Date: 1 Sept 2018

Master's degree, Coastal engineering, Civil Engineering & Geosciences

Award Date: 1 Nov 2001

External positions

Specialist Coastal Resilience and Morphology, Deltares

1 Jan 2002 → …


Dive into the research topics where Arjen Luijendijk is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 1 Similar Profiles

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or