Ali Dastgheib PhD, MSc

Deputy Head of the WSE Department


Ali Dastgheib was born in Shiraz, Iran, in 1978. He attended the NODET (National organization for development of exceptional talents) middle and high school from 1988 to 1995. He graduated with a B.Sc. in Civil engineering from Shiraz University, Iran in 1999. Later he received a Master of Science (Gold Medalist) in Civil Engineering - Hydraulic Structures from Amir Kabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Iran in 2001. Then he worked for Port and Maritime Organization of Iran for one year as a researcher in coastal engineering department. In late 2002 he co-founded Pouya Tarh Pars Consulting engineers and worked as a design manager dealing with port master planning and design of coastal structures.

In 2004 he became the head of coastal and port engineering department in Pouya Tarh Pars Consulting engineers. In April 2007 he graduated with another Master of Science in coastal engineering and port development from IHE Delft, 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 as a lecturer in port planning and coastal engineering carrying out research and advisory projects in the field of tidal basins and estuaries, coastal morphology, climate change adaptation, coastal risk, coastal zone management, port planning and port traffic simulation. In IHE Delft he has guided more than 30 students during their research period and given lectures on many diverse subjects including coastal engineering, morphological modeling, port planning and design, traffic simulation, game theory, etc. In January 2014, he was promoted to Senior Lecturer. At the moment he is serving 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:

M. Razak, A. Dastgheib, F. Suryadi, D. Roelvink, Headland structural impacts on surf zone current circulations. JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH pp 65-71

 A. Y. A. Omer, Y. S. A. Ali, J. A. Roelvink, A. Dastgheib, P. Paron, and A. Crosato, Modelling of sedimentation processes inside Roseires Reservoir (Sudan),Earth Surf. Dynam. Discuss., 2, 153-179, 2014, doi:10.5194/esurfd-2-153-2014

Razmi AM. Barry DA, Bakhtyar R, Le Dantec N, Dastgheib A, Lemmin U, Wuest A, Current variability in a wide and open lacustrine embayment in Lake Geneva (Switzerland). Journal of Great Lakes Research. Doi:10.1016/j.jglr.2013.06.011.

M.S. Ab Razak, A. Dastgheib, D. Roelvink. Sand bypassing and shoreline evolution near coastal structure comparing analytical solution and XBeach numerical modeling. Journal of Coastal Research, 65(2): 2083-2088.

Van der Wegen, M., Dastgheib A., Jaffe B., Roelvink D., "Generation of initial bed composition for morphodynamic hindcasting of hydraulic mining deposits in San Pablo Bay, California", Ocean Dynamics Journal, Volume 61,    PP 173-186.

Adigeria V.; Dastgheib A., Boeriu P., “Modeling versus analytical calculation of the loading chambers” Nile water science and engineering journal, Volume 3, PP 90-96.

Van der Wegen, M., Dastgheib A. and Roelvink J.A., "Morphodynamic modeling of tidal channel evolution in comparison to empirical PA relationship" , Journal of Coastal Engineering, Volume 57, PP 827-837.

Dastgheib A., Roelvink J.A., Wang Z.B. “Long-term process-based morphological modeling of the Marsdiep tidal basin” Journal of Marine Geology, Volume 256, PP 90-100

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