Ali Dastgheib

Associate Professor of Coastal Engineering and Port Development


Dr. Ali Dastgheib is Associate Professor of Coastal Engineering and Port Development at at the Department of Coastal & Urban Risk & Resilience, IHE Delft, he is also innovation manager at IMDC (International Marine and Dredging Consultants) in Belgium.

Ali obtained his BSc. in Civil engineering from Shiraz University, Iran in 1999 and his MSc. in Hydraulic Structures (Gold Medalist) from Amir Kabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Iran in 2001. He received another MSc in coastal engineering and port development (with distinction) from IHE Delft, after carrying out his graduation research in Deltares (known as WL | Delft Hydraulics at the time). In November 2012 he was awarded a PhD in coastal engineering from Delft University of Technology and IHE Delft.

Since October 2007 he is working at IHE Delft carrying out research advisory and capacity development projects in the field of tidal basins and estuaries, coastal morphology, climate change adaptation, coastal hazard coastal risk, coastal zone management, port planning and port traffic simulation. Throughout these years he has been active in converting state of the art applied research to solutions on the ground by engaging with local communities and local and international firms. He has experience in working in many different countries including The Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Peru, Cuba, Nicaragua, Liberia, Sao Tome, Ghana, Nigeria, Ivory coast, Mozambique, Oman, Iran, India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, China, Japan, Australia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Myanmar.    

Ali has guided more than 50 MSc. students and 5 PhD candidates. From September 2014 till end of 2019 he served as the Deputy Head of the Water Science and Engineering Department of IHE Delft.


PhD dissertation:

 A. Dastgheib. Long-term process/based morphological modeling of large tidal basins 170p. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group. The Netherlands.

Refereed Journals:

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Other information


  • IADC-Award for the best paper written by a young author, PIANC-COPEDEC VII Conference 2008.
  • ICS 2018 Young Scientist Award, 15th international coastal symposium. 


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