Smart Monitoring of Tunnels
Prof. Wout Broere
Dr. Broere is a professor of Underground Space Technology at Delft University of Technology, where he obtained his PhD in 2001, and a Fellow of the International Society of Trenchless Technologies ISTT. His research interests range from trenchless technologies, large diameter tunnelling and the use of underground space to site investigation, physical modeling and offshore foundation engineering. He has been involved as a consultant in various offshore, foundation engineering and major tunnelling projects in the Netherlands and abroad and advised several municipalities on the integration of underground space in urban development.
Dr. Broere is currently Editor-in-Chief for Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology. He is a board member of the NSTT and the ISTT, a member of ISSMGE TC204 and ITA-AITES Commitee on Operational Safety in Underground Facilties and past-Animateur of ITA-AITES WG20 on `Urban Problems – Underground Solutions’. Dr. Broere currently chairs the Steering Board on Structural Aspects of Tunnels of the Dutch Centre for Underground Construction COB and is secretary for the European Tunnelling Forum EuTF working group on Preventive Maintenance and Refurbishment.
Dr. Broere has published extensively on a wide range of geotechnical engineering and underground space related topics and supervised over 250 BSc and MSc students and has been involved in multiple PhD projects. He currently leads the research programmes Futureproof Tunnels and Talking Assets 2025, both aimed at tackling the challenges in monitoring, maintaining and refurbishing aging underground infrastructure.