On September 29th, 2021, Kaan Koca successfully defended his PhD dissertation entitled
“Advanced experimental methods for investigating flow-biofilm-sediment interactions”
at University of Stuttgart, Germany. The LWW (Department of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management) team is pleased to congratulate Kaan Koca on his successful PhD defense and wishes him all the best success for his future career.
Kaan Koca investigated erosion stability and process of artificial and natural sediments through advanced experimental methods and approaches, with a focus on the fundamental interactions between flow, biofilm, and sediment in freshwater ecosystems. He conducted his research mainly in the CHARM project (https://www.project.uni-stuttgart.de/charm/), which targeted major challenges associated with the operation and management of reservoirs. The PhD committee appointed by the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of Stuttgart consisted of: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Karl-Heinrich Engesser (Chairman), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Silke Wieprecht (Main examiner), and Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Andreas Lorke (Co-examiner, University of Koblenz-Landau).