Pedro Manso

GC A3 485 (Bâtiment GC)
Station 18
CH-1015 Lausanne

Unité: SGC-ENS

Données administratives


Dams & hydraulic structures

  • Hydropower (large/small/pumped-storage)
  • Hydrology & Water Resources
  • Hydraulic modelling
  • Rock scour
  • Sediment management
  • Air-water-rock interaction
  • Fluid-structure/interface interaction
  • Feasibility studies
  • Project & Team Management

  • Parcours professionnel

    Senior Associate SCCER-SoE EPFL since 11.2014
    Engineer, Project Manager & KAM Dams Department STUCKY 2006-2014
    Technical Director/CTO branch office Portugal STUCKY 2010-2012
    Resident Project Manager Enguri HEPP 1300 MW rehab., Georgia STUCKY 05.2007- 06.2008
    Research fellow CEHIDRO IST, Portugal (inc. 3-month stay at IPH-UFRGS Brazil) 2006
    Research and Teaching Assistant LCH EPFL, Switzerland 2000-2006
    Chartered Engineer (P.E.) Portuguese Chamber of Engineers 1999
    Engineer Water & Environment Department DHV Royal Haskoning, Portugal 1998-1999


    Exec. Educ. Judge Business School General Management Program Cambridge University, UK 2014
    Docteur es sciences (Dr Eng.) Dam safety, water-rock-air interactions EPFL, Switzerland 2002-2006
    Advanced Master Hydraulic Schemes EPFL & ETHZ, Switzerland 1999-2002 (part-time)
    Master thesis (Erasmus) Coastal Engineering TU Delft, The Netherlands 1998
    Master Civil Engineering IST Lisbon, Portugal 1993-1998


    Enseignement & Phd


    • Civil Engineering,

    Programmes doctoraux

    • Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering



    Barrages et ouvrages hydrauliques annexes

    Les barrages font partie des plus grands ouvrages jamais réalisés par l'homme. Ce cours donne une introduction dans le domaine fascinant de la conception et la construction des barrages indispensable pour l'approvisionnement en eau et énergie mais intégré... goto

    Ouvrages et aménagements hydrauliques

    Les aménagements hydrauliques sont indispensable pour garantir l'approvisionnement en énergie écophile et renouvelable, de même que l'approvisionnement en eau de bonne qualité et en quantité suffisante pour lutter contre la faim, la pauvreté et les maladi... goto

    Ouvrages hydrauliques et aménagements hydroélectriques

    Basé sur le cours Ouvrages et aménagements hydraulique, la conception générale et l'arrangement des différents aménagements hydroélectriques avec le dimensionnement de leurs éléments hydrauliques ainsi les ouvrages hydrauliques annexes au barrages sont tr... goto


    En cours

    N2DT - capacity building in dam surveillance and research needs in dam engineering

    SmallFLEX - introducing flexible operation on mountain run-of-the-river hydropower schemes. Academic partners: EAWAG, WSL, EPFL-LMH and HES-SO.
    Industrial partners: Forces Motrices Valaisannes (FMV)
    Research work on:
    - Storage alternatives & multipurpose infrastructure
    - Aeration and deaeration of pressurized hydraulic waterways
    - Interplay between water & sediment nowcasting and HHP operation
    - Operation of pelton turbines with variable head & jet instability
    - Virtual HPP operation and monitoring
    - Downstream impact of flexible operation in winter & transition months

    FLEXSTOR - Innovative solutions for flexible hydropower storage
    Academic partners: EAWAG, WSL, ETHZ-VAW, EPFL-LMH and HES-SO.
    Industrial partners: Kraftwerke Oberhasli (KWO)
    Research work on:
    - Hydropeaking
    - Impulse waves
    - Storage management as function of variable demand patterns
    - Cascade flushing
    - Suspended sediment flushing and related turbine abrasion thresholds
    - Pump-turbine instability

    RenovHYDRO - renovation of hydropower plants considering new functionalities and services to the grid, in particular:
    - adding intra-seasonal flexibility through storage
    - hydropeaking mitigation
    - combined asset portfolios


    Chopin S2C - Caractérisation hydraulique des orifices des chambres d'’équilibre d'’aménagements à haute chute, paramétrage et influence sur la stabilité du système en charge

    HydroNET2 - Methodologies for hydropower plants. Research work on:
    - Robust design of hydropower plants under uncertainties
    - Design of steel lined pressure tunnels and shafts

    IST-EPFL Joint Doctoral Initiative - Environmental hydraulics. Research work on:
    - Fluid-structure interaction during hydraulic transients (2015-2016)
    - Inline micro-hydropower units in Water Supply networks (2014-2016)
    - Uncertainties in water resources quantification in Alpine environments
    development in a changing environment (2014-2015)

    SEDITRANS: Sediment transport in fluvial, estuarine and coastal environment (Marie Curie Actions – Initial Training Networks FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN N. 607394 (2013-2014),

    Dynamic loads generated by high-velocity diffusive jet layers in real-life plunge pools (04/2006 – 11/2006). IST Portugal, IPH/UFRGS Brazil and EPFL/LCH Switzerland. Funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT), Portugal.

    ESHA Thematic network on Small Hydro, European Small Hydro Association, Switzerland (2003-2004). Network of 11 institutions within the ESHA for promotion of mini-hydro. 4th European Framework program.