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Dr Alexandra Schueller


Position: Postdoctoral researcher

Department: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

University/Institute/Company: University of Delaware


My name is Alexandra Schueller and I moved from Germany to Newark, Delaware at the end of 2022. Water and environmental management have fascinated and inspired me throughout my life. Naturally, they became the content of my interdisciplinary studies, work experience, teaching, and research.
Water is my passion, running consistently through my professional career. Because of its diversity, I completed two master’s degrees (Civil Engineering & Environmental Sciences) and a 2-year trainee program in German and European environmental administrations, graduating as a Technical Assessor (state exam) in water management. I also recently obtained my doctorate in civil and hydraulic engineering (Dr.-Ing.) in flood emergency management at the Technical University Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU), Germany. Parallel to my education, I have worked full-time as a civil engineer and manager since 2012 at a German environmental agency and lectured part-time since 2015 at various German universities.

Now I am expanding my experience internationally by gaining insight into American water and coastal engineering. As a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Delaware (UD), I will help design and conduct wave basin studies to quantify hydrodynamics and sediment transport processes from oblique-wave-driven swash. Furthermore, I will conduct numerical simulations to extend the parameter space of the laboratory.

With my new job, I am pleased to be able to tie in with the content of my master’s degree in civil, environmental, and coastal engineering at Leibniz University Hannover (Germany), as well as my master’s thesis on sediment transport/passability in streams.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, my 2 daughters, and my Bernese Mountain Dog or playing flute.

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