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Martine van den Boomen is a researcher and lecturer in the Hydraulic Structures and Flood Risk group of the Hydraulic Engineering department at Delft University of Technology. Her research is focussed at maintaining a safe and liveable urban delta from an engineering perspective while recognizing the complex interactions with many stakeholders and the environment. Martine contributes to the emerging research group on the life cycle management of Storm Surge Barriers, which are pressured by sea level rise. Moreover, Martine participates in NWO-NWA RED&BLUE, a transdisciplinary research project that aims to preserve the value of real estate and infrastructures in the South-Western Delta. Climate change poses new and serious challenges to urban deltas.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

University Teaching Qualification (UTQ), Delft University of Technology

20 Jun 202130 Jun 2022

Award Date: 10 Jun 2022

Doctorate, Replacement Optimsation for Public Infrastructure Assets, Delft University of Technology

1 Mar 201615 Jul 2020

Award Date: 15 Jul 2020

External positions

Applied Research Professor, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences

1 Sept 2019 → …


  • TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
  • Reliability
  • Life Cycle Costing
  • Real Options Analysis
  • Decision-making
  • Uncertainty
  • Asset Management
  • Reliability Centred Maintenance


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