The story of Elmo Slump

Improving design processes

In the past few years, I have worked hard to introduce 3D structural design techniques in the field of hydraulic engineering. It definitely helped that I was given the opportunity to set up a group focusing on my own field of specialisation (port design). Since I enjoy improving existing processes, the Plus+ Innovation Programme came at the perfect time. Together with colleagues and students, we worked on the development of a wonderful new tool for the automated design of quay walls (called ‘Automated Quaywall Design’). I was quite proud when the Dutch technology magazine De Ingenieur recognised my efforts by including me in its 2017 list of engineering talents!