Dr. Trang Duong obtained her BSc in Civil Engineering (1st Class Honours) from the Water Resources University, Hanoi and completed her MSc in Coastal Engineering and Port Development at UNESCO-IHE, Delft in 2010. She subsequently obtained her PhD in 2015, focussing on Climate Change impacts on Small Tidal Inlets, from IHE Delft/Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. Apart from her position within the Department of Coastal and Urban Risk & Resilience at IHE Delft, she is also Assistant professor at the Department of Water Engineering and Management, University of Twente, The Netherlands and visiting Researcher at the Department of Harbour, Coastal and Offshore Engineering (Hydraulic Engineering Unit) at Deltares, The Netherlands.
Dr. Duong is engaged in education activities including teaching, supervision of BSc, MSc and PhD students; in both research and commercial projects as both an expert and as project leader; and in project acquisition. Her areas of expertise include modelling of climate change impacts on coasts, coastal dynamics (hydrodynamics & morphodynamics), tidal inlet processes, coastal hazards (flooding and erosion), at different spatio-temporal scales, using multi spatio-temporal scale process based numerical, reduced complexity and probabilistic models. Her research interests include climate change impacts on coasts, coastal hazards due to extreme events, coastal land subsidence and nature-based solutions for adapting to climate change in coastal areas.