Institute Director

Prof. Dr.-Ing. André Niemann

Tel.: +49 201 183 2225
Fax: +49 201 183 2886
andre.niemann@uni-due.de

Room: WST-C.05.10
Berliner Platz 6-8 (Weststadttürme WST)

45127 Essen

The Department of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management at the University of Duisburg-Essen has been headed by Prof. André Niemann since 2010. He studied civil engineering at Leibniz Universität Hannover from 1989 to 1996. After successfully graduating, he was a research assistant and DFG fellow at the Department of Urban Water and Waste Management at the University-GH Essen. He completed his doctorate (Dr.-Ing.) in 2000. His subsequent professional career led Prof. Niemann to Dahlem Beratende Ingenieure, where he last worked as an authorized signatory in 2010. In 2010, he was appointed professor of the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

In recent years, Prof. Niemann and his team have worked on numerous projects with a total volume of €1.8 million, with particular mention of the project phases for the feasibility study of an underground pumped storage plant in a mine in the Ruhr region. Furthermore, the staff of the institute deals with the management and use of water bodies, the protection against floods as well as the protection and preservation of natural water bodies. Focal points of interest here include hydropower and water quality. Prof. Niemann's scientific results are documented in more than 40 publications.

In addition to his duties at the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, Prof. Niemann is active in various DWA technical committees and working groups. Since 2013, he has been a board member of the Center for Water and Environmental Research at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Furthermore, he has been a visiting professor at the College of Hydropower and Water Resources at Wuhan University in China since 2013 and head of the sustainability process at the University of Duisburg-Essen.  Since 2019, Prof. Niemann has headed the DWA working group GB 2.20 "Deadwood in watercourse maintenance". As the main committee chairman of the DWA, he has headed the HA BIZ (Education and International Cooperation) since 2022. Currently, eight scientific staff members are doing their doctorates at Prof. Niemann's institute, with the main topics being watercourse continuity and restoration, success monitoring of restoration measures, development of sensors and measuring techniques, and the creation of overall concepts for integral water management.

Wasserbau und Wasserwirtschaft

Address
Berliner Platz 6-8
45127 Essen
Room
WST-C.05.04

Functions

  • Sekretariat, Wasserbau und Wasserwirtschaft

Scientific employees

Wasserbau und Wasserwirtschaft

Address
Berliner Platz 6-8
45127 Essen
Room
WST-A.05.05
Office hours
nach Vereinbarung

Functions

  • Wiss. Mitarbeiterinnen/Mitarbeiter, Wasserbau und Wasserwirtschaft

The following publications are listed in the online university bibliography of the University of Duisburg-Essen. Further information may also be found on the person's personal web pages.

    Journal articles

  • Niemann, André; Balmes, Jan Peter; Heidebrecht, Rüdiger; Opitz, Helene;
    Everyone Can Do Water? : Qualification Needs of the Engineers and Specialists of Tomorrow
    World Canals Conference 2022 (WCC2022), „Landschaften neu gestalten – WasserWege im Wandel“ , 30. Mai bis 3. Juni 2022, Leipzig,
    In: Wasserwirtschaft Vol. 112 (2022) Nr. Sonderheft 1, World Canals Conference 2022, pp. 44 - 45
  • Balmes, Jan Peter; Dacheneder, Felix; Niemann, André
    UAV-gestützte Erfassung von Totholzstrukturen in Fließgewässern als Grundlage für die modellgestützte Beurteilung Ihrer hydraulischen Wirkung
    In: KW - Korrespondenz Wasserwirtschaft Vol. 14 (2021) Nr. 7, pp. 427 - 433
  • Niemann, André; Balmes, Jan Peter; Schreiber, Ulrich; Wagner, Hermann-Josef; Friedrich, Tobias
    Proposed Underground Pumped Hydro Storage Power Plant at Prosper-Haniel Colliery in Bottrop : State of Play and Prospects
    In: Mining Report: Glückauf / Fachzeitschrift für Bergbau, Rohstoffe und Energie Vol. 154 (2018) Nr. 3, pp. 214 - 223
  • Abstracts

  • Balmes, Jan Peter; ;
    Copernicus GmbH (Eds.)
    Evaluating the Role of Blockage Ratio and Orientation in the Drag Force Calculation for Large Woody Debris
    EGU General Assembly 2023, 24–28 Apr 2023, Vienna, Austria,
    Vienna (2023)
  • Bomers, Anouk; Balmes, Jan Peter; Fernandez, Theo; Schnauder, Ingo
    Numerical and experimental programme on flow around horizontal cylinders as large wood prototypes
    In: 6th IAHR Europe Congress: Hydro-environment Research and Engineering - No Frames, No Borders / June 30th – July 2nd, 2020, Warsaw, Poland (2020)
  • Niemann, André; Balmes, Jan Peter; Dacheneder, Felix
    Ein hybrider Ansatz für eine modell- und luftbildgestützte Erfolgskontrolle von Habitatvariabilitäten und Totholzeintrag
    In: 49. Internationales Wasserbau Symposium Aachen 2019: Naturnahe Gewässerentwicklung - Beiträge aus Praxis und Forschung / IWASA 2019; 10 - 11 Januar 2019; Aachen / Schüttrumpf, Holger (Eds.) (2019) pp. 70 - 78
  • Balmes, Jan Peter
    Modell- und luftbildbasierte Untersuchungen zur hydraulischen Wirkung von Totholz in kleinen Fließgewässern
    In: 21. Treffen junger WissenschaftlerInnen / Kolloquium; 14.-16.08.2019; Karlsruhe (2019) pp. 159 - 164
  • Dacheneder, Felix; Balmes, Jan Peter
    Using UAV based Bathymetric Structure from Motion to develop a 2D/3D combined Hydraulic Model containing detailed Geometries
    In: International Symposium and Exhibition on Hydro-Environment Sensors and Software / HydroSenSoft 2019; 26 Feb - 1 Mar 2019; Madrid, Spain (2019) pp. 42 - 43
  • Book articles / Proceedings papers

  • Balmes, Jan Peter
    Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Idealized Large Woody Structures : Influence of the Orientation on the Drag Force
    In: Proceedings of the 39th IAHR World Congress / 39th IAHR World Congress 2022: Granada, Spain; 19 - 24 June 2022 / Ortega-Sánchez, M. (Eds.) 2022, pp. 1027 - 1035
  • Kemper, S.; Schlenkhoff, A.; Balmes, Jan Peter
    Determination of the interaction between surface flow and drainage discharge
    In: Sustainable hydraulics in the era of global change: proceedings of the 4th IAHR Europe Congress / IAHR Europe Congress ; Liege, Belgium, 27-29 July 2016 / Erpicum, Sébastien; Dewals, Benjamin; Archambeau, Pierre; Pirotton, Michel (Eds.) 2016
  • Oertel, Mario; Balmes, Jan Peter; Bung, Daniel B.
    Numerical simulation of erosion processes in crossbar block ramps
    In: Deltas of the future and what happens upstream: Vol. 3 ; 36th IAHR World Congress 2015 ; The Hague, The Netherlands, 28 June-3 July 2015 / IAHR World Congress ; World Congress of IAHR ; The Hague, Netherlands, 28 June-3 July 2015 / Mynett, Arthur (Eds.) 2016, pp. 1824 - 1831
  • Posters / Proceedings posters

  • Dacheneder, Felix; Balmes, Jan Peter; Langhammer, Christin;
    From drone flight to numerical model : Comparison of the application of two photogrammetric software packages
    ISRS 2019; 8th – 13th Sept. 2019; Vienna, Austria,
    Wien (2019)
  • Lectures

  • Niemann, André; Balmes, Jan Peter; Freudenberg, Benjamin; Heidebrecht, Rüdiger; Opitz, Helene;
    Everyone Can Do Water? : Qualification Needs of the Engineers and Specialists of Tomorrow
    World Canals Conference 2022 (WCC2022), „Landschaften neu gestalten – WasserWege im Wandel“ , 30. Mai bis 3. Juni 2022, Leipzig,
    Leipzig (2022)
  • Balmes, Jan Peter;
    Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Idealized Large Woody Structures : Influence of the Orientation on the Drag Force
    39th IAHR World Congress, 19.-24.06.2022, Granada,
    (2022)
  • Niemann, André; Balmes, Jan Peter; Dacheneder, Felix;
    Ein hybrider Ansatz für eine modell- und luftbildgestützte Erfolgskontrolle von Habitatvariabilitäten und Totholzeintrag in sandgeprägten Fließgewässern
    49. IWASA, Naturnahe Gewässerentwicklung - Beiträge aus der Praxis und Forschung, 10.01.-11.01.2019, Aachen,
    (2019)
  • Balmes, Jan Peter; Oertel, Mario;
    Numerical 3D simulation for groin flow characteristics upstream the Gauge Hattingen at River Ruhr
    3rd IAHR European Congress ; Porto, Portugal, 14-16 April, 2014,
    (2014)

Professional career

since 2017
Research associate at the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management

2015-2017
Trainee/project manager in civil engineering and water management at Flughafen Düsseldorf GmbH

2015
Research associate at the LuFG Water Management and Hydraulic Engineering at the University of Wuppertal, Germany

2013-2015
Laboratory engineer at the LuFG Hydraulic Engineering of the University of Applied Sciences Lübeck

2013
Student assistant at the LuFG Hydraulic Engineering of the University of Applied Sciences Lübeck

2011-2013
Student assistant at the LuFG Water Management and Hydraulic Engineering of the University of Wuppertal


Education

2011-2013
Master studies Civil Engineering (M.Eng.) at the University of Applied Sciences Lübeck, Germany

2011-2013
Bachelor studies Civil Engineering (B.Sc.) at the University of Wuppertal, Germany

Current projects

"Hydraulic action of horizontal cylinders".

Research focus

Numerical hydrodynamic flow simulations

Numerik Schaubild

Master-Thesis

Comparative numerical 2D flow simulations for the optimization of the hydraulic situation in the area of Wuppertal Kohlfurth Bridge - preparation of integrated concepts for flood protection

Bachelor-Thesis

3D simulation of sediment transport and scour formation on blockstone ramps in timber frame design

Institut für Wasserbau und Wasserwirtschaft

Address
Berlinerplatz. 6-8
45127 Essen
Room
WST-A.05.05
Office hours
nach Vereinbarung

Functions

  • Wiss. Mitarbeiterinnen/Mitarbeiter, Wasserbau und Wasserwirtschaft