German Branch of QUAA funds student visit to campus
The German Branch of Queen’s Alumni Association funded student Markus Wilke’s four-month visit to Queen’s in the summer of 2008 to complete his diploma thesis in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Diplomingenieur (Dipl.-Ing.) at the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH).
Markus’ thesis, “A laboratory study of the flow field in a meandering channel with an initial flat bed and movable banks, and of the subsequent evolution of bed topography and banks,” resulted from a cooperative research effort between Civil Engineering professor Dr. Ana Maria da Silva, MSc’91, PhD’95, and TUHH professor Erik Pasche. Markus defended his thesis in February 2009 in the presence of his two supervising professors and Elke Beecken, MEd’84, President of the German Branch of QUAA.
On the occasion of the QUAA Annual Assembly in Kingston in October, Elke visited the Department of Civil Engineering, including its Coastal Laboratory on West Campus and Hydraulics Laboratory in Ellis Hall, and she used the opportunity to discuss further activities.