Giovanni De Cesare

GC A3 514 (Bâtiment GC)
Station 18
CH-1015 Lausanne

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Station 18
CH-1015 Lausanne

Administrative data

Fields of expertise

Numerical simulation and physical modeling of hydraulic works; reservoir sedimentation, turbidity currents; reservoir sediment management; Ultrasonic Doppler flow measurement; river training work; fluvial eco-morphology; rapid transients in pressurized systems; commissioned studies and expert reports in applied hydraulics and hydraulic constructions; organization of continuous education workshops; Quality management


Infoscience publications

Teaching & PhD


Civil Engineering


Hydraulic structures and schemes

Hydraulic structures and schemes are vital for ensuring supply of clean and renewable energy as well as water in enough quantity and sufficient good quality in order to fight against famine, poverty and deceases in the world.

Fluvial hydraulics and river training works

The course provides the students with a solid theoretical background in fluvial hydraulics, as well as the basic concepts in river engineering that aim at conciliating hazard protection and environmental protection. Real-world examples illustrate the course.

Hydraulic and hydroelectric structures and schemes

The general conception design and layout of different hydroelectric and pumped-storage infrastructure, with the design of the main hydraulic structures.

River eco-morphology

The course deals with the interactions between hydraulics, solid transport by hauling and the watercourse space at the origin of the morphology and richness of habitats. Regime theory is presented and the quality of a stream's habitat is assessed.


RHONEscape aims at realizing the necessary interdisciplinary educational background of the problematics affecting highly-corrected large rivers, by examining riverine ecological, hydrological and morphological spatial features with new methods of conceiving the space in and around rivers.