Head of Research Group on Cavitation and Interface Phenomena
PhD Director, Lecturer
Member of EPFL Doctoral Committee (Mechanics)
EPFL Representative at CLUSER association
Coordinator at "Société Hydrotechnique de France (SHF)"
M. Farhat was born in Casablanca in 1962 (Moroccan citizen). He graduated at Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Hydraulique et de Mécanique de Grenoble (France. He joined The LMH laboratory in 1986 as research assistant. He completed in 1994 a Ph.D. thesis on Cavitation. He joined the R&D department of Hydro-Quebec in Montréal (Canada) in 1995 where he was in charge of several research projects in the areas of production and transportation of hydropower and mainly the monitoring of large hydro turbines. Since 2001, he is senior scientist at the LMH laboratory, head of the cavitation group. He is also lecturer in Master and Doctoral programs. He is member of the Doctoral Committee in Mechanics.
Fields of expertise
- Flow Induced Noise & Vibration
- Fluid-Structure Interaction
- Flow instabilities in hydro turbines and pumps
- Condition monitoring of Hydraulic Machines
- Advanced Instrumentation in Fluid Dynamics