Alex Kirichek

Dr. Alex Kirichek

Assistant Professor

Section of Rivers, Ports, Waterways and Dredging Engineering

Department of Hydraulic Engineering

Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

I am an Assistant Professor at Delft University of Technology. My research is focused on developing innovative sustainable solutions for port accessibility, sediment management, navigation and infrastructure. Particularly, I am conducting my research helping implementing digitalization into modern port infrastructure, logistics, navigation and daily operations.

IN ACTION

WORKING EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

2018-2021 Researcher/Advisor | Department of Ecosystems and Sediment Dynamics | Unit of Marine and Coastal Systems | Deltares | the Netherlands

2015-2018 Postdoctoral Researcher | Section of Rivers, Ports, Waterways and Dredging Engineering | Department of Hydraulic Engineering | Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences | TU Delft | the Netherlands

2015-2018 Researcher and Advisor | Department of Asset Management | Dredging | Port of Rotterdam | the Netherlands

2011-2015 PhD candidate | Section of Applied Geophysics and Petrophysics | Department of Geosceince and Engineering | Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences | TU Delft

MSc in Civil Engineering (cum laude)

RESEARCH PROJECTS

2022 - ongoing | Sustainable strategies for port accessibility

Operating within a clear overall vision is important, to make sure that the combination of individual measures still makes sense for the port as a whole. While optimizing one feature other features may inadvertently be affected. Optimizing on dredging costs, might actually result in greater terminal downtime. Creating over-depth to increase the interval between dredging campaigns, might result in high sedimentation rates. Implementing ‘sailing through fluid mud’ strategies will reduce the dredging related energy footprint, but might increase the vessel maneuvering related energy footprint, etc.

The main objective of this research is to develop a general methodology for evaluating the trade-offs of port accessibility and maintenance in order to facilitate the associated decision-making processes in ports worldwide. To promote worldwide applicability this project will link port logistic concepts (using general applicable agent based models), on the one hand, with maintenance logistic strategies that are rooted in scientific knowledge of hydro- and sediment dynamics, on the other hand. By linking these two in an integral decision framework port managers should be able to make better informed decisions on port maintenance, balancing aspects like capacity and efficiency, as well as sustainability, and safety.


PIs: Alex Kirichek (Hydraulic Engineering) and Mark van Koningsveld (Hydraulic Engineering)

2022 - ongoing | Equilibrium-based port maintenance

The objective of this research is to develop strategies for equilibrium-based maintenance dredging in the Port of Emden and in the Port of Hamburg, Germany. Field and laboratory studies will be conducted aiming at keeping the sediment properties below the nautical criteria for nautical bottom applications. In-situ analysis of key sediment characteristics (density, rheological properties, bathymetry, turbidity, organic matter reactivity, oxygen saturation, etc.) will be conducted in order to optimize the maintenance efficiency and to relate the effect of the maintenance to the short-term and long-term changes in the system.

This research will develop knowledge for designing circular strategies in ports. Furthermore it will collect evidence to what extent current strategies comply with circularity principles. The developed framework will be serving as a decision making tool facilitating the analysis of the sediment maintenance strategy and required maintenance depth.


PIs: Alex Kirichek (Hydraulic Engineering) and Julia Gebert (Geoscience & Engineering)

2021 - 2022 | Gel barrier for reducing sedimentation in the port channels

The main objective of the proposed research is to design a gel barrier in order to control sediment deposition and enhance the sediment properties for a later re-use of dredged material within circular economy. This can be achieved by utilizing a biological flocculating agent in specific areas of the port to promote the accumulation of sediment forming a gel in designated port areas.

PIs: Alex Kirichek (Hydraulic Engineering) and Claire Chassagne (Hydraulic Engineering)

2021 - 2022 | Emden FM: Investigation fluid mud in the Port of Emden

The Seaport Emden avoids the cost-intensive post-dredging relocation of mud in the waterways. Instead, the sediments are circulated through the trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) and released back into the water. This causes a well-ventilated fluid mud layer in which ships can safely navigate, sail, and maneuver. However, possible increases in the discharge of hinterland freshwater, forecasted to result from climate change, may alter this well working system. In this project, TU Delft, Deltares, GEOMAR (DE) and the University of Hamburg (DE) conduct mesocosm experiments to investigate whether and how the microbial community and its activity as well as sediment rheological parameters and organic matter degradability in the Seaport will be affected by changes in hinterland water discharge to the port.

PIs: Alex Kirichek (Hydraulic Engineering) and Julia Gebert (Geoscience & Engineering)

2020 - ongoing | Minimized plume dispersion through natural flocculation

Flocculation is a process that is not well understood, and neither is the extent in which it affects plume dispersion. Adding up to uncertainty, current methods for in-situ monitoring of turbid plumes make use of optical and acoustic sensors sensitive to particle size, yet flocculation is not taken into account. Consequently, plume monitoring results may be significantly in error. The goal of this study is to bring new knowledge on flocculation of mud in order to better predict the sediment plume dynamics after dredging.


PIs: Alex Kirichek (Hydraulic Engineering) and Claire Chassagne (Hydraulic Engineering)

2019 - ongoing | Continues bathymetry monitoring using fibre-optical cable at berth locations

Port and waterways are regularly surveyed for determining the water depth in order to secure safe navigation. Current non-intrusive surveying methods are limited in time due to their dependency on the availability of surveying vessels posing problems after storm- or dredging-related bathymetrical alterations. A permanent continuous monitoring system that can be operated remotely could be of special interest at busy berth locations. If one could monitor the depth at these locations on demand, the availability of these docks would increase.

Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) could be used to monitor the bathymetrical changes using the propeller noise as a sources for subsurface imaging. This would allow one to measure the bathymetry on demand without the need to go to the measuring location. A low-cost fibre-optical cable, that can be installed in at the berth location, is used as a seismic sensor. This sensor has many advantages over conventional sensors ,e.g. being non-corosive and non-conductive, making it well-suited with regard to safety and durability for long-term bathymetry monitoring.

PIs: Alex Kirichek (Hydraulic Engineering) and Deyan Draganov (Geoscience & Engineering)

2019 - ongoing | PRISMA: Sustainable and CO2-neutral port maintenance of the Port of Rotterdam

2018 - 2022 | Towards an implementation of nautical bottom in the Port of Hamburg: rheological analysis of mud

The nautical bottom (the level at which contact with a ship's keel causes either damage or unacceptable effects on controllability and maneuverability of a ship) should be associated to a measurable physical characteristic. Bulk density is typically used as a criterion for nautical bottom by many ports worldwide. However, the rheological properties particularly the yield stress of mud are more suitable parameters for defining a criterion for nautical bottom due to their strong correlation with the flow properties of mud and navigability. The density-yield stress correlation depends significantly on different parameters of mud such as organic matter type and content, clay type and content, particle size distribution and salinity. Therefore, a single critical value of density cannot be chosen for the nautical bottom criterion in a port like Port of Hamburg, where the above mentioned parameters are varying from one location to another in the port. The results of this project will develop a new knowledge of measuring rheological properties nautical bottom applications.

PIs: Alex Kirichek (Hydraulic Engineering) and Claire Chassagne (Hydraulic Engineering)

Key papers:

Shakeel A., Kirichek A., Talmon A. and Chassagne C. (2021). Rheological analysis and modelling of mud sediments: what is the best protocol for maintenance of ports and waterways? Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 257:107407

Shakeel A., Kirichek A. and Chassagne C. (2021), Rheology of Mud: An Overview for Ports and Waterways Applications in Sediment Transport - Recent Advances, edited by A.J. Manning, ISBN 978-1-83881-119-8

Shakeel A., MacIver M.R., van Kan P.J.M., Kirichek A. and Chassagne C. (2021). A rheological and microstructural study of two-step yielding in mud samples from a port area. Colloids and Surfaces A Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 624:126827

Shakeel A., Kirichek A. and Chassagne C. (2020). Rheological analysis of natural and diluted mud suspensions, Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics 286: 104434

Shakeel A., Kirichek A. and Chassagne C. (2020). Yield stress measurements of mud sediments using different rheological methods and geometries: An evidence of two-step yielding, Marine Geology, 427

Shakeel A., Kirichek A. and Chassagne C. (2020). Effect of pre-shearing on the steady and dynamic rheological properties of mud sediments, Marine and Petroleum Geology 116: 104338

Kirichek A., Shakeel A. and Chassagne C. (2020). Using in-situ density and strength measurements for sediment maintenance in ports and waterways, Journal of Soils and Sediments 20: 2546–2552

Shakeel A., Kirichek A. and Chassagne C. (2019). Rheological analysis of mud from Port of Hamburg, Germany, Journal of Soils and Sediments 20: 2553–2562

Shakeel A., Kirichek A. and Chassagne C. (2019). Is density enough to predict the rheology of natural sediments? Geo-Marine Letters 39: 427–434

2017 - ongoing | Sail FM: Sailing through fluid mud

The nautical bottom depends strongly on the rheological properties, which depend on the shear stress history. For this reason the related rheological properties should be monitored in-situ. It is anticipated that it will be possible using non-intrusive geophysical monitoring methods, based on acoustic, shear velocities and attenuations measurements. These methods will be developed in Sail FM. The results will subsequently be used to improve a well-established computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code, ReFRESCO, to account for the dynamic properties of the fluid mud on the ships’ maneuverability in different silted channels. Both the CFD code and the monitoring method will be validated with laboratory experiments. The outcome of the study will help to predict the nautical bottom leading to improved safety regulations and an optimal maintenance strategy.

PIs: Alex Kirichek (Hydraulic Engineering) and Geert Keetels (Maritime and transport technology)

SUPERVISION

Postdoctoral researchers

2022 - ongoing | Sailing through the fluid mud: ship behavior and maneuverability scenarios experienced in practice | Stefano Lovato

2022 - ongoing | Studying conditioning of fluid mud for enhancing port accessibility | Dr. Fiorenza Deon

2021 - 2021 | Emden FM: Microbiological analysis of Fluid Mud | Dr. Z. Safar

2019 - 2021 | Sail FM: Monitoring Of Fluid Mud For Navigational Purposes | Dr. Xu Ma

2017 - 2018 | Sailing trough mud: Monitoring Of Fluid Mud | Dr. Islam Fadel

PhD students

2022 - ongoing | Understanding Sediment Dynamics for Equilibrium-Based Dredging Strategies in Ports | Fatemeh Chamanmotlagh

2022 - ongoing | Smart and Circular Port Maintenance Strategies | Arash Sapehri

2020 - ongoing | Natural flocculation for minimizing plume dispersion | Waqas Ali

2019 - ongoing | Using optical fibres for monitoring the nautical depth in Ports and Waterways | Menno Buisman

2018 - 2022 | Rheological characterization of Fluid Mud in Ports and Waterways (link) | Ahmad Shakeel

PDEng students

2021 - 2022 | Design of a gel product for sedimentation control in the Rotterdam port area | A. Bampatzeliou

2019 - 2020 | Design of the bio-remediation method for oil-sand tailings | G. Wyszynska

MSc students

2022 | Feasibility Study of Central Suction WID System | S. Kurniawan

2022 | A better modelling tool for prediction of outflow concentration in settling basins | N. van der Ent

2022 | Defining the potential environmental impact reduction of a cradle-to-gate jetty structure | J. Kavelaars

2022 | Laboratory study on the efficiency of WID: An analysis on the influence of different dredge settings on the density current and production rate. | S. Ma

2021 | Horizontal negatively buoyant jets in deep sea mining: The influence of initial concentration of discharged slurries on the spatial spread of turbidity currents | Y. Wijmans

2021 | Sailing through the fluid mud: rheological and plate’s hydrodynamic resistance in fluid mud measurements for the nautical bottom applications | P. Goda

2021 | Modelling of high concentration fluid mud water injection dredging density currents | E. ten Brummelhuis

2021 | Monitoring fluid-mud layers at ports and waterways: ultrasonic measurements for shear parameters using Fiber Optics | D. Denzler

2020 | Suspended sediment behaviour of a reallocation pilot study in the port of Rotterdam: Gaining insight into the sediment dynamics of a reallocation pilot study, by using model hindcasts and measurements | D. Deckers

2020 | The hydrodynamics of an eco-innovative sediment reuse project in the Rotterdam Waterway: Gaining insight into the physics and the predictive capability of two operational hydrodynamic models | M. Geraeds

2019 | Seismic analysis of fluid mud: Detection of shear parameters in fluid mud and the relation between seismic velocities and yield stresses | M. Buisman

2019 | Sediment traps: for reducing maintenance dredging costs in the port of Rotterdam | A. Tempel

2018 | Suspended Sediment Modelling in the Port of Rotterdam | S. de Groot

2017 | Using reflected seismic waves to estimate rheological properties of the fluid mud layer for port applications | G. Woofenden

2016 | Slibvaren: Adjustment of the harbour admittance policy by reduction of the minimal required under keel clearance (UKC) | G. Roukens

BSc students

2022 | Maintenance of the Slijkgat fairway | L. la Poutre

2022 | Effect of natural flocculation on the spread of deep-sea mining plume | C. los Santos

2022 | Impact of sediment disposal by a pipeline in the Nieuwe Waterweg | S. van der Burg

2022 | Equipment and strategies for quantifying the production of Water Injection Dredging in the Port of Rotterdam | R. Lip

2022 | How can the scouring and sedimentation induced by propeller actions at the Amazonehaven berth can be quantified? | C. Smeenk

2022 | Investigation of the current situation of dumped chemical ammunition on the seabed and in wrecks | D. van Wijngaarden

2022 | The dewatering and reinforcement potential of vegetation on soft sediments | S. van der Geer

2021 | Studying the effect of vegetation on settling and consolidation of sediment | J. van der Wijk

2021 | Effects of propellers on the sedimentation at berth | M. Keet

PUBLICATIONS


International peer-reviewed scientific journals (open access)


[P21] Ali W., Enthoven D., Kirichek A., Helmons R. and Chassagne C. (2022). Limiting the propagation of gravity current in deep-sea mining. (submitted)

[P20] Shakeel A., Ali W., Chassagne C. and Kirichek A. (2022). The rheological properties of kaolinite suspensions in the presence of different biopolymers (submitted)

[P19] Shakeel A., Chassagne C., Bornholdt J., Ohle N. and Kirichek A. (2022). From fundamentals to implementation of yield stress for nautical bottom: Case study of the Port of Hamburg (submitted)

[P18] Lovato S., Kirichek A., Toxopeus S., Settels J. and Keetels G. (2022). Validation of the resistance of a plate moving through mud: CFD modelling and towing tank experiments, Ocean Engineering, 258, 111632, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2022.111632

[P17] Buisman M., Martuganova E., Kiers T., Draganov D. and Kirichek A. (2022). Continuous monitoring of the depth of the water-mud interface using Distributed Acoustic Sensing, Journal of Soils and Sediments, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11368-022-03202-2

[P16] Shakeel A., Zander F., Gebert J., Chassagne C. and Kirichek A. (2022). Influence of anaerobic degradation of organic matter on the rheological properties of cohesive mud from different European ports, Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 10(3): 446, https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10030446

[P15] Ma X., Kirichek A., Heller K. and Draganov D. (2022). Estimating P- and S-wave velocities in fluid mud using seismic interferometry, Frontiers in Earth Science, 10.3389/feart.2022.806721

[P14] Zander F., Shakeel A., Kirichek A., Chassagne C. and Gebert J. (2022). Effects of organic matter degradation in cohesive sediment: Linking sediment rheology to spatio-temporal patterns of organic matter degradability, Journal of Soils and Sediments, 10.1007/s11368-022-03155-6

[P13] Shakeel A., Zander F., de Klerk J.-W., Kirichek A., Gebert J. and Chassagne C. (2022). Effect of organic matter degradation in cohesive sediment: A detailed rheological analysis, Journal of Soils and Sediments, 10.1007/s11368-022-03156-5

[P12] Shakeel A., Kirichek A. and Chassagne C. (2021). Rheology and yielding transitions in mixed kaolinite/bentonite suspensions. Applied Clay Science 211:106206, 10.1016/j.clay.2021.106206

[P11] Shakeel A., MacIver M.R., van Kan P.J.M., Kirichek A. and Chassagne C. (2021). A rheological and microstructural study of two-step yielding in mud samples from a port area. Colloids and Surfaces A Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 624:126827, 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2021.126827

[P10] Ma X., Kirichek A., Shakeel A., Heller K. and Draganov D. (2021). Laboratory seismic measurements for layer-specific description of fluid mud and for linking seismic velocities to rheological properties. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 149(6):3862, 10.1121/10.0005039

[P9] Shakeel A., Kirichek A., Talmon A. and Chassagne C. (2021). Rheological analysis and modelling of mud sediments: what is the best protocol for maintenance of ports and waterways? Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 257:107407, 10.1016/j.ecss.2021.107407

[P8] Shakeel A., Kirichek A. and Chassagne C. (2020). Rheological analysis of natural and diluted mud suspensions, Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics 286: 104434, 10.1016/j.jnnfm.2020.104434

[P7] Shakeel A., Kirichek A. and Chassagne C. (2020). Yield stress measurements of mud sediments using different rheological methods and geometries: An evidence of two-step yielding, Marine Geology, 427, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2020.106247

[P6] Shakeel A., Kirichek A. and Chassagne C. (2020). Effect of pre-shearing on the steady and dynamic rheological properties of mud sediments, Marine and Petroleum Geology 116: 104338, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2020.104338

[P5] Kirichek A., Shakeel A. and Chassagne C. (2020). Using in-situ density and strength measurements for sediment maintenance in ports and waterways, Journal of Soils and Sediments 20: 2546–2552, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11368-020-02581-8

[P4] Shakeel A., Kirichek A. and Chassagne C. (2019). Rheological analysis of mud from Port of Hamburg, Germany, Journal of Soils and Sediments 20: 2553–2562, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11368-019-02448-7

[P3] Shakeel A., Kirichek A. and Chassagne C. (2019). Is density enough to predict the rheology of natural sediments? Geo-Marine Letters, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00367-019-00601-2

[P2] Kirichek A, Chassagne C. and Ghose R. (2019). Predicting the Dielectric Response of Saturated Sandstones Using a 2-electrode Measuring System, Frontiers in Physics, 148, (8), https://doi.org/10.3389/fphy.2018.00148

[P1] Kirichek A., Chassagne C. and Ghose R. (2017). Dielectric spectroscopy of granular material in an electrolyte solution of any ionic strength, Coll. and Surf. A: Phys. and Eng. Asp. 533 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfa.2017.07.040

Professional publications


[T5] de Lucas Pardo M., Kirichek A., van Rees F. and Kox M. (2020). Bio-Technologies for sustainable fine sediments management: a nature-based innovative and technologically sound approach, Terra et Aqua, 160

[T4] Kirichek A. and Rutgers R. (2020). Monitoring of settling and consolidation of mud after water injection dredging in the Calandkanaal, Terra et aqua, 160

[T3] Kirichek A., Cronin K. and de Wit L. (2020). Water Injection Dredging Quick-Assessment Tools for Predicting the Plume Dispersion and Sediment Distribution After Dredging Processes, China Dredging, 3 (in Chinese)

[T2] de Lucas Pardo M. and Kirichek A. (2020). Wormen versnellen ontwatering slib, Land+Water, nr. 8/9

[T1] Kirichek A., Chassagne C., Winterwerp H. and Vellinga T. (2018). How navigable are fluid mud layers? Terra et aqua, 151


Peer-reviewed book chapters (open access)


[B3 ] Draganov D., Ma X., Buisman M., Kiers T., Heller K. and Kirichek A. (2021). Non-Intrusive Characterization and Monitoring of Fluid Mud: Laboratory Experiments with Seismic Techniques, Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS), and Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) in Sediment Transport - Recent Advances, edited by A.J. Manning, ISBN 978-1-83881-119-8, https://www.intechopen.com/chapters/77149

[B2] Kirichek A., Cronin K., de Wit L. and van Kessel T. (2021). Advances in Maintenance of Ports and Waterways: Water Injection Dredging in Sediment Transport - Recent Advances, edited by A.J. Manning, ISBN 978-1-83881-119-8, https://www.intechopen.com/online-first/77364

[B1] Shakeel A., Kirichek A. and Chassagne C. (2021), Rheology of Mud: An Overview for Ports and Waterways Applications in Sediment Transport - Recent Advances, edited by A.J. Manning, ISBN 978-1-83881-119-8, https://www.intechopen.com/online-first/76587


Conference proceedings and extended abstracts


[C30] Buisman M., Martuganova E., Draganov D. and Kirichek A. (2022). Monitoring shear-stress changes using seismic measurements from controlled sources and ambient noise and optical fibres, WODCON XXIII congress, Copenhagen

[C29] Kirichek A., Shakeel A., Chassagne C. and Gebert J. (2022). Why do settling and yield stress of mud differ in European ports? WODCON XXIII congress, Copenhagen

[C28] Gebert J., van Rees F., Shakeel A., Kirichek A. and Habdank J. (2022). Influence of recirculation dredging on fluid mud dynamics in Emden Seaports. WODCON XXIII congress, Copenhagen

[C27] Ali W., Enthoven D., Kirichek A., Helmons R. and Chassagne C. (2022). How can we limit the propagation of gravity current caused by deep-sea mining? WODCON XXIII congress, Copenhagen

[C26] Buisman M., Draganov D. and Kirichek A. (2022). Water-depth estimation using propeller noise by Distributed Acoustic Sensing. Proceedings for 83rd EAGE Annual Conference & Exhibition, Madrid

[C25] Draganov D., Ma X., Heller K. and Kirichek A. (2022). Ultrasonic experiments for retrieval of layer-specific reflections inside fluid mud from ports with seismic interferometry, Proceedings for 83rd EAGE Annual Conference & Exhibition, Madrid

[C24] Kirichek A., Cronin K., de Wit L., Meshkati E., Pennekamp J., Wijdeveld A. and Slof K. (2022). Water Injection Dredging for Reservoir Maintenance: modelling and measuring tools. E3S Web of Conferences 346, Sharing Water: Multi-Purpose of Reservoirs and Innovations, Marseille

[C23] Meshkati E., Terwindt J., van Kessel T., Kirichek A., Talmon A. and Bezuijen A. (2022). Shear strength measurement in soft mud deposits: application of GraviProbe and RheoTune. Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Sydney, ISBN 978-0-9946261-4-1

[C22] Lovato S., Kirichek A., Toxopeus S., Settels, J., Talmon A. and Keetels G. (2021). The resistance of a plate moving through mud: experiments and simulations . Proceedings of the Numerical Towing Tank Symposium 2021, Duisburg

[C21] Shakeel A., Kirichek A. and Chassagne C. (2021). Spatial variability in the yield stress of mud at Port of Hamburg, Germany. Book of abstracts: INTERCOH2021, Delft

[C20] de Wit L. , Cronin K., Kirichek A. and van Kessel T. (2021). Detailed modelling and monitoring of WID as an efficient harbor siltation maintenance strategy. Book of abstracts: INTERCOH2021, Delft

[C19] Shakeel A., Kirichek A. and Chassagne C. (2021).The origin of two-step yielding in natural mud: wall slip or structural reorganization? Book of abstracts: INTERCOH2021, Delft

[C18] Zander F., Shakeel A., Kirichek A., Chassagne C. and Gebert, J. (2021). Effect of degraded sediment organic carbon on rheological characteristics of tidal mud, 12th International SedNet Conference, Lille

[C17] Buisman M., Kiers T., Kirichek A., Pefkos M. and Draganov D. (2021). Fluid mud monitoring using optical fibers combined with DAS and DTS. 12th International SedNet Conference, Lille

[C16] Shakeel A., Zander F., Kirichek A., Gebert, J. and Chassagne C. (2021). Impact of organic matter on rheological behavior of fine-grained sediment . 12th International SedNet Conference, Lille

[C15] Fadel I., Kirichek A., Buisman M., Heller K. and Draganov D. (2021). Monitoring Settling and Consolidation of Fluid Mud in a Laboratory Using Ultrasonic Measurements . The 27th Near Surface Geoscience Conference & Exhibition.

[C14] Kirichek A., Rutgers R. and Hupkes E. (2021). Testing water injection dredging for regular port maintenance. 12th International SedNet Conference, Lille

[C13] Kirichek A. and Rutgers R. (2019). Water injection dredging and fluid mud trapping pilot in the Port of Rotterdam, Proceedings of CEDA Dredging Days, Rotterdam

[C12] Shakeel A., Kirichek A. and Chassagne C. (2019). Revising the definition of fluid mud by establishing new protocols for rheological measurements, Proceedings of the XVII ECSMGE-2019, Reykjavik

[C11] Shakeel A., Zander F., Gebert, J., Kirichek A. and Chassagne C. (2019).Rheological characterization of fluid mud in ports and waterways. 11th International SedNet Conference, Dubrovnik

[C10] Zander F., Shakeel A., Kirichek A. Chassagne C. and Gebert, J. (2019). Spatial and temporal variability of the biological activity of tidal Elbe sediments in the Port of Hamburg. 11th International SedNet Conference, Dubrovnik

[C9] Kirichek A. and Chassagne C. (2019). Monitoring the strength development of mud layers in ports and waterways. 11th International SedNet Conference, Dubrovnik

[C8] Kirichek A., Meshkati Shahmirzadi E. and Sittoni L. (2019). In-situ shear strength and density measurement: bridging expertise between Canada and the Netherlands. 2019 Oil Sands Innovation Summit, Calgary

[C7] Kirichek A., Rutgers R., Wensveen M. and van Hassent A. (2018). Sediment management in the Port of Rotterdam, Das 10. Rostocker Baggergutseminar, Rostock

[C6] Kirichek A., Rutgers R., Nipius K., Ohle N., Meijer H., Thies T. and Smits J. (2018). Current surveying strategies in ports with fluid mud layers, HYDRO18 Conference Proceedings, Sydney

[C5] Kirichek A., Chassagne C., Winterwerp H., Noordijk A., Rutgers R., Schot C., Nipius K. and Vellinga, T. (2018). How navigable are fluid mud layers? Proceedings to 34th PIANC Word congress, Panama

[C4] Kirichek A., Chassagne C., Winterwerp H., Rutgers R., Noordijk A., Nipius K. and Vellinga, T. (2017). Characterization of fluid mud layers for navigational purposes, 14th International Conference on Cohesive Sediment Transport Processes, Book of abstracts, Montevideo

[C3] Draganov D., Kirichek A., Heller K. and Ghose R. (2016). Laboratory monitoring supercritical CO2 sequestration using ghost reflections retrieved by seismic interferometry, Proceedings of the 86th Exploration Geophysicists Annual Meeting, Dallas

[C2] Kirichek A., Ghose R. and Heller K. (2013). Laboratory monitoring of CO2 migration within brine-saturated reservoir rock though complex electrical impedance, Proceedings of the 83rd Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Meeting, Houston

[C1] Kirichek A., Ghose R. and Heller K. (2013). Laboratory monitoring of CO2 migration and phase transition using complex electrical conductivity, Proceedings of the 75th EAGE conference & exhibition, 1-5, London