People

IHE Delft's staff members are committed to bring water education, research and capacity development to a higher level. Together with its motivated PhD fellows, Alumni, Students and Partners, IHE Delft forms a strong knowledge network of water sector experts.

Staff in focus

Mishka Stuip

Liaison Officer Bilateral Relations

Mishka joined IHE Delft in 2007. In her job she is networking with persons and organisation in the (Dutch) water sector and is often liaising with (Dutch) water sector partners, and connecting IHE Delft country coordinators with counterparts at the Ministries and organisations. ‘’I have not had a single boring day since starting. I still feel like I am always learning new things. ‘’I really like the international aspect, I enjoy working with colleagues from all over the world, seeing our students who come from everywhere, it’s like a mini United Nations. I feel privileged to work in such a beautiful location in the centre of Delft.’’

Mishka Stuip

Hector Garcia Hernandez

Senior Lecturer in Wastewater Treatment Technology

Hector joined IHE in 2011; since then, he has focused in developing collaborations in the Latin America region. Hector developed an MSc scholarship program for 80 Uruguayan professionals funded by the Uruguayan government. He has led a project in Argentina aiming at strengthening the capacity of sanitary engineers funded by the water company AySA. Moreover, he participated in others capacity building projects in the region including countries such as Colombia, Brazil, Honduras, and Cuba. Hector says: ‘’It has been a life-changing experience being involved at IHE Delft getting to know so many amazing people while conducting projects abroad. I look forward to continue contributing to strengthening our partnerships worldwide.

Hector Garcia Hernandez

Staff

PhD Fellows in focus

Khalid Hassaballah

PhD fellow

Khalid Hassaballah, is a civil engineer from Sudan. He has nearly fifteen years of professional and academic experience, covering different aspects of water science and engineering. Since 2012 he is working on his PhD entitled “The impact of land degradation on Dinder and Rahad hydrology and morphology and linkage to the ecohydrological system of the Dinder National Park-Sudan”. “IHE Delft is the home of international water professionals and has a unique reputation in the Sudanese water sector and worldwide. The multi-cultural environment has developed my skills’’, says Khalid.

Khalid Hassaballah

Nguyen Huynh

PhD fellow

Nguyen Huynh comes from Vietnam. Her research is about assessing health risks due to waterborne pathogens in urban flood-related water. Her case study is the Ninh Kieu district in Can Tho City (Vietnam), which is located on the west side of the Hau (Mekong) river. “IHE Delft has a strong cultural diversity and you will meet people from many countries. The environment is like a family’’, she said. After finishing her PhD, she will return to Vietnam and work as a researcher at the Center of Water Management and Climate change (WACC) - Vietnam National University.

Nguyen Huynh

PHD Fellows

Alumni

IHE Delft has provided post-graduate education to more than 23,000 water professionals from over 190 countries. They form the Institute’s alumni community, the largest global network of water professionals in the world. They are acquiring key positions, supporting the implementation of the global water agenda and improving the quality of life of their communities every day.

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Students

Our students do not only study and share water-related knowledge, but also get to broaden their perspective on the wonders of each others' cultures, religions and beliefs.

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