Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2016
    CNRS Associate Scientist, UMR 5150, France

  • 2013 – 2016
    FWO postdoctoral research fellow, Ghent University, Belgium

  • 2012 – 2013
    Postdoctoral researcher, ETH Zurich & EMPA Dübendorf, Switzerland

  • 2012
    Doctor of Sciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2008 – 2012
    PhD student, KU Leuven, Belgium & ETH Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2006 – 2007
    Research affiliate, KU Leuven, Belgium

  • 2006
    Master in Civil Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium

Selected publications

  • Derluyn, H., Vontobel, P., Mannes, D., Derome, D., Lehmann, E., Carmeliet, J. 2019. Saline water evaporation and crystallization-induced deformations in building stone: insights from high-resolution neutron radiography, Transport in Porous Media, 128(3): 895-913. DOI: 10.1007/s11242-018-1151-x.

  • Desarnaud, J., Derluyn, H., Carmeliet, J., Bonn, D., Shahidzadeh, N. 2018. Hopper Growth of Salt Crystals, The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 9: 2961-2966. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b01082.

  • Flatt, R., Mohamed, N.A., Caruso, F., Derluyn, H., Desarnaud, J., Lubelli, B., Espinosa-Marzal, R.M., Pel, L., Rodriguez-Navarro, C., Scherer, G.W., Shahidzadeh, N., Steiger, M. 2017. Predicting salt damage in practice: A theoretical insight into laboratory tests, RILEM Technical Letters, 2: 108-118. DOI: 10.21809/rilemtechlett.2017.41.

  • Grementieri, L., Molari, L, Derluyn, H., Desarnaud, J., Cnudde, V., Shahidzadeh, N., de Miranda, S. 2017. Numerical simulation of salt transport and crystallization in drying Prague sandstone using an experimentally consistent multiphase model, Building and Environment, 123: 289-298. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2017.06.049.

  • Derluyn, H., Moonen, P., Carmeliet, J. 2014. Deformation and damage due to drying-induced salt crystallization in porous limestone, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 63: 242-255. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmps.2013.09.005.

Selected projects

  • ERC Starting Grant 2019 PRD-Trigger (Precipitation triggered rock dynamics: the missing mesoscopic link)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Expert panel member of FWO W&T9 panel Science and Technology of Constructions and the Built Environment, 2019 – 2024

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Maternity leave, 2020 – 2021


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