Zoran Kapelan

 

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Background

 

Education

 

Oct 1999 - Feb 2002

PhD in Engineering, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK

Oct 1984 - Sep 1989

Dipl. Ing. in Civil Engineering, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Yugoslavia

 

 

Professional Experience

 

Sep 2018 – present

Delft University of Technology (Delft, NL), Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences

Chair and Professor of Urban Water Infrastructure

Aug 2010 – Dec 2021

University of Exeter (Exeter, UK), College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Professor of Water Systems Engineering

Aug 2009 – Jul 2010

University of Exeter (Exeter, UK), School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics

Associate Professor

Aug 2005 – Jul 2009

University of Exeter (Exeter, UK), School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics

Senior Lecturer

Oct 1999 - Jul 2005

University of Exeter (Exeter, UK), School of Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics

Senior Research Fellow / Research Fellow

Mar 2002 - Aug 2005

Ewan Group Plc (Cirencester, UK)

Senior Consultant (part-time)

Nov 1993- Oct 1999

MP Velika Morava, (Belgrade, YU)

Chief Engineer

Sep 1989 – Oct 1993

Energoprojekt (Belgrade, YU)

Senior Engineer / Project Manager

 

Honorary Appointments:

 

Jul 2022-present University of Belgrade, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Visiting Professor
JAn 202-present University of Exeter, Honorary Professorship

Feb-Jul 1999

University of Exeter, Visting Research Fellow

Oct-Dec 1996

University of Exeter, Visiting Research Fellow

   

 

 

Awards

 

Personal awards

2022, Highly commended, Institute of Water South West Area Innovation Awards, for the “Automated annotation of CCTV sewer surveys” technology

2022, Enlisted as one of TU Delft’s highly recognised scientists in the campus exhibition celebrating the 180th anniversary of the university

2021, Most cited and most downloaded paper awards in the Environmental Modelling and Software journal (highest number of citations in three years following publication). The award was given for the “Introductory Overview: Optimization using Evolutionary Algorithms and other Metaheuristics” paper by Maier H.R., Razavi S., Kapelan Z., Matott L.S., Kasprzyk J. and Tolson B.A.

2020, Editor’s Choice Paper for Water Science and Technology for the “Predicting impacts of water conservation with a stochastic sewer model” paper by Olivia Bailey, Tom Arnot, Mirjam Blokker, Zoran Kapelan and Jan Hofman

2020, Profiled in the IWA Digital Water initiative

2018, Profiled in the ASCE Water Distribution System Analysis History project

2017, Environmental Water Resources Institute’s 2017 Best Policy Oriented Paper Award for “Effectiveness of Smart Meter-Based Consumption Feedback in Curbing Household Water Use: Knowns and Unknowns”

2016, Collaborative Work Award for the paper “PAT as strategy for optimal WDS management: leakage reduction and energy production” presented at the Water Ideas 2016 in Bologna, 20-21 Oct 2016

2014, Highly commended, Institute of Engineering Technology (IET) Innovation Awards 2014, Measurements in Action category

2014, Finalist of the Water Industry Achievement Awards 2014, Most Innovative New Technology category

2013, Quentin Martin Award for Best Practice Oriented Paper in ASCE Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management for “Optimal design of water distribution systems using many-objective visual analytics”

2012, The IWA Fellowship

2010, ASCE Associate Editor Award given by the ASCE Board Publications Committee for “consistent and exemplary service to the Journal of Water Resource Planning and Management”

2010, “Tutor of the Year 2009/10” award by the Exeter University Students’ Guild

2010, 2nd prize in the best paper competition held at the WDSA Symposium held in Tucson, Arizona, USA

2008, University of Exeter Merit Award for year 2007/08

2007, University of Exeter Merit Award for year 2006/07

2006, University of Exeter Contribution Based Reward for year 2005/06

2005, The RCUK Academic Fellowship, 2005-2010

2004, University of Exeter Contribution Based Reward for year 2003/04

1989, “Prof. Vladimir Korolija”” award given by the Civil Engineering Faculty (University of  Belgrade) for the best graduating student in the 1989 class (note: average mark of 9.56 is one of the highest ever recorded at the Faculty)

1989, University of Belgrade award for the best student at the Civil Engineering Faculty (Belgrade) in the 1989 class

1989, Institute Jaroslav Cerni (Belgrade) award for the best average mark on the 5th year of studies at the Civil Engineering Faculty in Belgrade

1988, Award given by the Institute Jaroslav Cerni (Belgrade), for the best average mark on the 4th year of studies at the Civil Engineering Faculty in Belgrade

1987, Award given by the Institute Jaroslav Cerni (Belgrade), for the best average mark on the 3rd year of studies at the Civil Engineering Faculty in Belgrade

1986, Energoprojekt Scholarship, 1986-1989

 

Awards received by researchers

2021, Job van der Werf, runner up of the best ICUD 2020 Young Researcher Webinar Series presentation

2020, Olivia Bailey, Godfrey and Sue Hall PGR student prize at the University of Bath for her PhD work on ‘Sewer Systems of the Future: Developing a stochastic sewer model to support design of sustainable wastewater systems’

2014, Dr Michele Romano, Outstanding Reviewer, ASCE Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, award by journal's Chief Editor

2013, Dr Michele Romano, Exeter Impact Award for the Best Postgraduate Impact, awarded for the work on the Event Recognition System with United Utilities

2013, Mr Chris Osborne, MSc Engineering Project Prize 2012/13, awarded by the College of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics at University of Exeter

2013, Dr Janez Susnik, Winner of the IWA WaterWiki Hot Topic competition for "The potential of System Dynamics Modelling in assessing global water-energy-food security issues", £100 award presented by the IWA selection panel

2012, Mr Jo-fai Chow, best young researcher poster award at the UDM 2012 conference held in Belgrade

2010, Ms Michelle Woodward, ‘highly commended’ for the presentation at the Young Researcher Competition, 1st IAHR European Congress

2010, Mr Michele Romano, Informatics Research Institute prize for the best PhD student at the final stage

2009, Mr Josef Bicik, Informatics Research Institute prize for the best PhD student at the final stage