Suryadi received his BSc degree in Civil Engineering at the Parahyangan, Catholic University in Bandung, Indonesia and an MSc degree in Hydraulic Engineering at IHE, Delft.
He got his PhD from Delft University of Technology - IHE Delft in October 1996. He has obtained experience in hydrometric and hydrographic surveys in tidal rivers in Indonesia and in modelling of water management systems in tidal lowlands.
His research topic for the past few years has been Soil and Water Management Strategies for Lowlands. An other important research topic focuses on the set-up of database management systems, 1D and 2D hydrodynamic modelling, modelling of land suitability, morphological changes and water management zoning with GIS, and includes many national and international publications.
He has broad experience in teaching applied hydraulics, one dimensional water quantity and quality mathematical modelling, for several courses at UNESCO-IHE and abroad, like in Yemen, Malaysia and Indonesia.
He has also experience in consultancy projects related to modelling of water management systems and application of GIS.
From 1997 till 2003 he was a guest lecturer at IHE. In March 2004, he joined UNESCO-IHE as a senior lecturer in Land and Water Development.