Diederik Jacques obtained his Ph.D. degree in applied biological sciences from the Catholique University of Leuven in 2000 within the field of soil physics. He serves currently as the Head of the Unit of Performance Assessments (Institute of Environment, Health and Safety, Belgina Nuclear Research Centre) dealing with supporting and safety calculations for surface and deep disposal of hazardous waste. His main interests are physical, chemical, and biological processes in soils and their interaction, modelling water flow and solute transport in porous media (especially soils), measurement of flow and transport phenomena and properties in soils (laboratory and field scale), parameterization methods for field-scale application of flow and transport models, statistical methods, including geostatistics and parameter optimization, modelling-coupled reactive transport in unsaturated systems (e.g., through the development and application of the reactive transport code HP1), and geochemical modelling of the behavior of waste disposal systems (e.g., cement/concrete in radio-active waste disposal sites). He has authored and coauthored more than 150 titles in peer-reviewed journal paper, conference papers, reports, and communications at international congresses.
Biography Updated on 13 December 2011