Giovanni De Cesare – PL-LCH EPFL
Dr Giovanni De Cesare is Operational Director of the Hydraulic Constructions Platform, PL-LCH of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland. He has more than 20 years of experience in physical and numerical modelling in all domains of hydraulic structures and schemes with more than 50 studies performed as well as several commissioned studies and expert reports in applied hydraulics and hydraulic constructions. He specialises in various fields such as reservoir sediment management and turbidity currents; special hydraulic works; rapid transients in pressure systems; Ultrasonic Doppler flow measurement and river training work.
Giovanni De Cesare holds an MSc in Civil Engineering and a PhD in technical sciences from the EPFL where he studied reservoir sedimentation by turbidity currents with on-site measurements, numerical simulation as well as experimental tests. He studied for one year at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, USA. He is author of more than 100 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, publications and conference proceedings. He is reviewer of many journals. From 1999 to 2009 he was lecturer and administrator of the Master of advanced Studies (MAS) programme in water resources management and engineering. He is member of the scientific council of the LCH and member of the EPFL board of lecturers. He is lecturer in hydraulic and energetic networks at Master level as well as in hydraulic structures at bachelor level. He supervises two ongoing PhD projects on turbidity current venting as well as on head losses in pressure systems. He teaches also hydraulics, water networks and hydraulic schemes at the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland HEIG-VD in Yverdon.