Pedro Manso

Station 18
1015 Lausanne

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Teaching & PhD


Civil Engineering

Past EPFL PhD Students

Pachoud Alexandre Jean ,


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.

Dam engineering

Dams are paramount for human development around the world. The course is an introduction to the fascinating domain of dam engineering, from design to construction, for water storage and regulated supply, including for renewable energy generation (hydropower), flood protection and drought prevention.

Hydropower schemes and pumped-storage

The course deals with the conception and design of hydraulic structures used for production and/or storage of electric energy, including those of pumped storage. We present and discuss their technical, socio-economical and environmental feasability in the Swiss/European/Global energy transition.