Eric Deleersnijder

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4 Avenue Georges Lemaître - Bte L4.05.02
Euler Building - Room a.210
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Tel: +32-(0)10.47.23.63 or +32-(0)10.47.23.50
Mobile phone: +32-(0)493.248.829
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E-mail: eric.deleersnijder@uclouvain.be
Skype: eric.deleersnijder
Mekelweg 4
Room B36-HB 05.110
2628CD Delft, The Netherlands

Curriculum Vitae

Personal details: Belgian citizen, born in 1961, married, two children.

Education:

  • Degree in electrical and mechanical engineering (Ingénieur civil), University of Liège (ULg), Belgium, 1984
  • Doctorate in applied sciences, Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 1992

Current positions:

  • Honorary research associate (Chercheur qualifié honoraire), Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS), since 2011
  • Reader (Professeur), Université catholique de Louvain, since 2011
  • Part-time Professor (Hoogleraar), Delft University of Technology (2014-2019)

Resarch/teaching positions held outside Louvain-la-Neuve:

  • Visiting scientist, Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique du CNRS (LMD), Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France, September 1993 - April 1994
  • Part-time invited professor, University of Ghent (UGent), Belgium, academic year 2001-2002
  • Chargé de recherche associé du CNRS, Institut de Recherche Mathématique (IRMAR), Rennes, France, March 2001 - May 2001
  • Gastdocent, Environmental Fluid Mechanics Section, Delft University of Technology (TUDelft), Delft, The Netherlands, May 2003 - October 2003

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Research Interests

I am interested in the development of (un-)structured mesh models of environmental and geophysical fluid flows, as well as methods for understanding their results. Currently, my research activities are focussed on:

  • The Second-generation, Louvain-la-Neuve, Ice-ocean Model (SLIM)
  • The Constituent-oriented Age and Residence time Theory (CART)

I have contributed as a (co-)principal investigator to the following research projects:

  • MODELLING OF THE HYDRODYNAMICS OF THE MURUROA ATOLL LAGOON, funded by France's Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique / Ministère de la Défense, from 1 Dec. 1993 until 30 Nov. 1997 [1,000,000 FF]
  • WORLD OCEAN MODELLING ON A “SMALL” PARALLEL COMPUTER, funded by Digital Equipment Corporation N.V./S.A., from 1 Aug. 1994 until 31 July 1996 [1,044,054 BEF]
  • NORTH SEA MODEL ADVECTION DISPERSION STUDY (NOMADS) (Coordinator: R. Proctor), funded by the European Union under MAST, from 1 Feb. 1995 until 31 Jan 1997 [11,210 ECU]
  • ACTIONS DE RECHERCHE CONCERTEES "MODELISER LES VARIATIONS DU CLIMAT TERRESTRE" (with A. Berger, main promoter), funded by the Communauté Française de Belgique (CFWB), from 1 Oct 1997 until 30 Sep. 2002 [20,000,000 BEF]
  • AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO ASSESS CARBON DYNAMICS IN THE SOUTHERN OCEAN (coordinator: F. Dehairs): One-dimensional modelling of sea-ice and the water column, funded by the Belgian Federal Office for Scientific, Technical and Cultural Affairs (OSTC), from 1 Dec 1996 until 30 Nov 2000 [4,370,000 BEF]
  • GLOBAL OCEAN STORAGE OF ANTHROPOGENIC CARBON (GOSAC) (Coordinator: J. Orr), sub-contractor to the Laboratory for Planetary and Atmospheric Physics of the University of Liège, funded by the European Union, from 1 Dec 1997 until 30 Nov 2000 [39,500 ECU]
  • SIMULATION NUMERIQUE ET TRAITEMENT DE DONNEES (with X. Gonze and B. Piraux, main promoter), funded by the Fonds Spéciaux de Recherche de l'Université catholique de Louvain, from 1 October 1998 until 30 September 2000 [5,000,000 BEF]
  • SIMULATION NUMERIQUE ET TRAITEMENT DE DONNEES (with X. Gonze, main promoter, and B. Piraux), funded by the Fonds pour la Recherche Fondamentale Collective de Belgique (FRFC), from 1 February 1999 until 31 January 2002 [24,000,000 BEF]
  • DEVELOPPEMENT D'UN MODELE DE CIRCULATION GENERALE OCEANIQUE DE SECONDE GENERATION POUR L'ETUDE DU CLIMAT TERRESTRE (with V. Legat), funded by the Fonds Spéciaux de Recherche de l’Université catholique de Louvain, from 1 October 2000 until 30 September 2002 [1,325,000 BEF]
  • CLIMATE VARIABILITY AS RECORDED IN LAKE TANGANYIKA (CLIMLAKE) (Coordinator: J.-P. Descy), funded by the Belgian Federal Office for Scientific, Technical and Cultural Affairs (OSTC), from 1 Dec 2000 until 28 February 2005 [217,402.62 EURO]
  • ASSESSING THE SENSITIVITY OF THE SOUTHERN OCEAN'S BIOLOGICAL PUMP TO CLIMATE CHANGE (Coordinator: F. Dehairs), funded by the Belgian Federal Office for Scientific, Technical and Cultural Affairs (OSTC), from 1 Dec 2000 until 28 February 2005 [264,105.76 EURO]
  • NORTHERN OCEAN-ATMOSPHERE CARBON EXCHANGE STUDY (NOCES) (Coordinator: J. Orr), sub-contractor to the Laboratory for Planetary and Atmospheric Physics of the University of Liège, funded by the European Union, from 1 April 2002 until 31 March 2005 [30,557 EURO]
  • IMPLEMENTATION IN EARTH TECH'S CALMET OF A NEW DIVERGENCE MINIMIZATION ALGORITHM (subcontract), funded by Earth Tech, Inc., from 1 May 2002 until 31 August 2002 [10,000 USD]
  • DEVELOPPEMENT D'UN MODELE DE CIRCULATION GENERALE OCEANIQUE DE SECONDE GENERATION POUR L'ETUDE DU CLIMAT TERRESTRE (SUITE) (with V. Legat), funded by the Fonds Spéciaux de Recherche de l’Université catholique de Louvain, from 1 October 2002 until 30 September 2004 [15,000 EURO]
  • APPORT DE L'ASSIMILATION DES DONNEES SATELLITAIRES A LA MODELISATION DE LA GLACE DE MER (with T. Fichefet, main promoter), funded by the Fonds Spéciaux de Recherche de l’Université catholique de Louvain, from 1 October 2002 until 30 September 2004 [44,750 EURO]
  • IMPACT DES CHANGEMENTS CLIMATIQUES SUR L'UTILISATION DURABLE DES PECHERIES DU LAC TANGANYIKA (CLIMFISH), funded by the Belgian Science Policy, from 1 July 2004 until 31 December 2006 [74,550 EURO]
  • ACTIONS DE RECHERCHE CONCERTEES "A SECOND-GENERATION MODEL OF THE OCEAN SYSTEM" (with Thierry Fichefet, Vincent Legat and Jean-François Remacle), funded by the Communauté Française de Belgique, from 15 September 2004 until 15 September 2009 [725,000 EURO]
  • CREDIT AUX CHERCHEURS "NUMERICAL MODELLING OF GEOPHYSICAL FLOWS: IDEALIZATIONS, STABILITY OF SOLUTIONS AND INTERPRETATIONS OF THE RESULTS", funded by the FNRS, from 1 October 2004 until 30 September 2007 [6,000 EURO]
  • NUMERICAL SIMULATION: APPLICATION IN SOLID STATE PHYSICS, PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY AND FLUID DYNAMICS (with Xavier Gonze, main promoter, and Grégoire Winckelmans), funded by funded by the Fonds pour la Recherche Fondamentale Collective de Belgique (FRFC), from 1 February 2005 until 31 January 2009 [450,000 EURO]
  • INTERUNIVERSITY ATTRACTION POLE (IAP) "TRACING AND INTEGRATED MODELLING OF NATURAL AND ANTHROPOGENIC EFFECTS ON HYDROSYSTEMS: THE SCHELDT RIVER BASIN AND ADJACENT COASTAL NORTH SEA" (TIMOTHY) (Coordinator: C. Lancelot), funded by the Belgian Science Policy, from 1 January 2007 until 31 December 2011 [400,000 Euros]
  • ACTIONS DE RECHERCHE CONCERTEES "TAKING UP THE CHALLENGES OF MULTI-SCALE MARINE MODELLING" (with Thierry Fichefet, Emmanuel Hanert, Vincent Legat, Jean-François Remacle and Sandra Soares Frazao), funded by the Communauté Française de Belgique, from 1 October 2010 until 30 September 2015 [485,000 Euros]
  • CHOLERA OUTBREAKS AT LAKE TANGANYIKA INDUCED BY CLIMATE CHANGE? (CHOLTIC) (Coordinator: Pierre-Denis Plisnier), funded by the Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO), from 15 December 2010 until 31 March 2015  [121,125 EURO]
  • MODELISATION DU SYSTEME FLEUVE CONGO / GOLFE DE GUINEE (with Emmanuel Hanert), funded by CLS (www.cls.fr), from 1 June 2013 until 31 May 2015 [189,750 EURO]
  • MODELISATION SPATIO-TEMPORELLE DE LA POLARISATION DES LYMPHOCYTES T DANS LE GANGLION LYMPHATIQUE (MODLYMPH)  with Emmanuel Hanert (main promoter) and Jean-Christophe Renauld, Partenariat public-privé with GSK Vaccines (provisionally accepted) [674,433.68 EURO] 

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Teaching

Courses currently taught at UCL:

  • Coastal and maritime hydraulics (LGCIV2056), with Benoît Spinewine
  • Geographic modelling (LGEO2130), with Sophie Vanwambeke
  • Mathematical ecology (LMAPR2510), with Emmanuel Hanert and Thierry Van Effelterre
  • Physique des fluides (LPHY1352), with Vincent Legat
  • Physique générale 1 (LBIR1121)
  • Turbulence (LMECA2853), with Grégoire Winckelmans

Students and scientists (co-)supervised:

  • Tartinville, Benoît, doctoral student, 1994-1997
  • Mathieu, Pierre-Philippe, doctoral student, 1994-1998
  • Legrand, Sébastien, doctoral student, 1999 - 2006
  • Hanert, Emmanuel, doctoral (then postdoctoral) student, 2000 - 2005
  • Goosse Hugues, research scientist, 2001-2003
  • Menvielle, Sylvaine, postdoctoral fellow, 2001 - 2002
  • Naithani, Jaya, research scientist, 2001 - 2007, 2010-2015
  • Bernard, Paul-Emile, doctoral student, 2004 - 2008
  • Ponsar, Stéphanie, doctoral student, 2004 - 2012
  • White, Laurent, doctoral student, 2004 - 2007
  • Blaise, Sébastien, doctoral (then postdoctoral) student, 2005 - 2009, 2011-now
  • Gourgue, Olivier, doctoral student, 2005 - 2011
  • Lambrechts, Jonathan, doctoral student, 2005 - 2011
  • Comblen, Richard, doctoral student, 2006 - 2010
  • de Brye, Benjamin, doctoral student, 2007 - 2011
  • Debrauwere Anouk, FWO then FNRS postdoctoral researcher, 2007 - 2014
  • Shah S.H.A.M., doctoral student (at TU Delft), 2009-2015
  • Kärnä Tuomas, doctoral student, 2008 - 2012
  • Laguerre Raphaël, postdoctoral researcher, 2010-2011
  • Thomas Christopher, doctoral student, 2010-2015
  • Pestiaux Alice, doctoral student, 2010-2015
  • Pham Van Chien, doctoral (then postdoctoral) student, 2010-2014
  • Delandmeter Philippe, doctoral student, 2011-now
  • Vallaeys Valentin, doctoral student 2012-now
  • Le Bars Yoann, postdoctoral researcher, 2013-2015
  • David Vincent, doctoral student, 2014-now

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