Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment

The SENSE PhD Council

The SENSE PhD Council (SPC) represents all PhD students involved in the Research School SENSE. The main aims of the council are to provide students with all the information relevant to their work at their University and to strongly work together on solving problems regarding education, supervision and planning that students might face during their research project. >Read more

The SPC consists of a group of motivated and cooperative PhD candidates from different partners within SENSE.

If you want to know more about the current members, or if you are interested to join the SPC, please let us know by sending an email to

If you have any suggestions, are facing problems or have complaints regarding your PhD project, feel free to contact us!

SPC Members

The current members of the SPC are:

  • Stef Boesten, Open University (OU); co-chair
  • Peter Fischer, Wageningen University (WU); co-chair
  • Yujing Ma, VU University Amsterdam (VU)
  • Timothy Tiggeloven, VU University Amsterdam (VU-IVM)
  • Kelly Tseng, IHE Delft (IHE)
  • Anton Urfels, Wageningen University (WU)/External
  • Borjana Bogatinoska, Open Universiteit (OU)
  • Peter Schaap, Wageningen University (WU)
  • Linus Streicher, VU University Amsterdam (VU)
  • Melanie Martyn Rosco, VU University Amsterdam (VU)
  • Ana Maria Paez Trujilo, IHE Delft (IHE)

Former members of the SPC are:

  • Thaine Herman Assumpção, IHE Delft (IHE)
  • Dona Barirani, Utrecht University (UU)
  • Liana Bastos Sales, VU University Amsterdam (VU-IVM)
  • Viola Bennink, Wageningen University (WU)
  • Abebe Chukalla, University of Twente (UT-WEM)
  • Vitali Diaz Mercado, IHE Delft (IHE)
  • Martijn Diender, Wageningen University (WU)
  • Johanna Englhardt, VU University Amsterdam (VU)
  • Arda Isildar, IHE Delft (IHE)
  • Ingeborg Kluts, Utrecht University (UU) / Wageningen University (WU)
  • Claudia de Lima e Silva, VU University Amsterdam (VU)
  • Jiyao Liu, Wageninen University (WU)
  • Yasmina Loozen, Utrecht University (UU)
  • Fei Luo, VU University Amsterdam (VU-IVM)
  • Louise van Mourik, VU University Amsterdam (VU-IES)
  • Efthymia Pavlidou, University of Twente (UT)
  • Isadora Rebelo Salviano, VU University Amsterdam (VU)
  • Paula dos Reis Oliveira, University of Amsterdam (UvA)
  • Lars de Ruig, VU University Amsterdam (VU)
  • Maria Luisa Salingay, IHE Delft (IHE)
  • Rebecca Swart, VU University Amsterdam (VU-IVM)
  • Meseret Teweldebrihan, IHE Delft (IHE)
  • Thea Turkington, University of Twente (UT-ITC)
  • Majelle Verbaak, VU University Amsterdam (VU)
  • Erick Velázquez, VU University Amsterdam (VU)
  • Hao Wang, IHE Delft (IHE)
  • Adil Yakubov, Wageningen University (WU)