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Mirjam van der Mheen

I study the drift behaviour of floating objects at the ocean surface, particularly that of plastic waste in the Indian Ocean.


  • 2016–2020
    PhD candidate, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
  • 2013–2016
    Junior researcher/advisor, Deltares, Delft, The Netherlands


  • 2020 
    University of Western Australia, PhD Physical Oceanography
  • 2012 
    Utrecht University, MSc Meteorology, Physical Oceanography & Climate
  • 2009 
    Utrecht University, BSc Physics & Astronomy