Class of 2022-2023
Professor and Holder of the Integral Hydraulic Engineering Chair
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Sebastian (Bas) Jonkman, professor and holder of the Integral Hydraulic Engineering Chair at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, is a world expert on hydraulic structures and flood risk. He led Dutch efforts on the feasibility design of the Texas A&M University coordinated work on the coastal spine (Ike Dike) project forecast to be the largest US Corps of Engineers project. Jonkman is a member of the Dutch Royal Society of Engineering. He was nominated as a Top 10 Engineer of the Year by the Royal Dutch Society of Engineering and received Best Paper Award from both the Journal of Flood Risk Management and the Society of Risk Analysis. Jonkman is an advisor for Rijkswaterstaat (Dutch government), a member of the Dutch Expertise Network on Flood Protection (ENW) and is the chairman of the Civil Engineering department of the Dutch Association of Engineers (KIVI).
Jonkman will collaborate with faculty, researchers and students at Texas A&M University at Galveston and the Institute for a Disaster Resilient Texas.