James is completing a PhD at WRL, researching a sustainable low-head weir. This topic focusses on assessing a weir design in a holistic and sustainable way (environmental, social, and economic) with possibilities for hydropower integration. The research will also combine physical and numerical modelling to develop a low-impact flexible weir that is more resilient to climate change.
Previously, James has worked as a researcher at the Indonesian Ministry of Public Works and Housing, and was involved in dam construction projects in Indonesia, receiving a Civil Servant of the Year award in 2021. He finished his master's degree from IHE Delft, Netherlands in 2017, with a thesis that studied a river restoration project.
Research Interests: Physical modelling, hydraulic structures, sediment transport
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=GTQwI8oAAAAJ&hl=en
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/James-Zulfan