He studies Environmental Engineering (09.2009-01.2015) with focus on water and energy at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich).
The 6th semester he spent at the Technical University of Norway in Trondheim (NTNU).
He fulfilled a six month internship at the engineering company Basler & Hofmann where he worked on projects concerning flood protection, debris flows, hydrometry and urban water drainage.
During the 10th semester, he wrote his master thesis at the Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, on a joint project with the Laboratory of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology (VAW), ETH Zurich, aiming at improving parameters for the photo sieving program BASEGRAIN.
In March 2015, Sev started his position as a PhD student at the Laboratory of Hydraulic Constructions (LCH) at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPF Lausanne). Beside the work on his thesis which is described further down, he also assists lectures and master projects and works on mandates.
More information about his research and publications:
In his PhD, Sev is involved in the project "Hydro-Ecology and Floodplain Sustainability in Application" (HyApp) which is part of the National Research Program 70 "Energy Turnaround" (NRP70) and the Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research - Supply of Energy (SCCER SoE).
The collaboration between Biology (EAWAG and ZHAW), Hydromorphology (EPFL-LCH) and Remote Sensing (Univerity of Zurich) works at the Sarine River (hydropower impacted meandering river, canton Fribourg) and the Sense (natural braided river, canton Fribourg/Bern) and considers the BIOLOGICAL VARIABILITY, HYDROMORPHOLOGIC DYNAMICS and FLOODPLAIN MONITORING with focus on HYDROPOWER IMPACT and the final aim of linking biological and hydromorphological characteristics.
Sev is responsible for the development of a 2D model using BASEMENT, the improvement of the existing Hydromorphological Index of Diversity (HMID; Gostner, W., 2012) and in the end the link between the HMID and biological characteristics.
Further information concerning the project and the frameworks:
|Master of Science ETH in Environmental Engineering||Hydraulic Engineering and Urban Water Management||ETH Zurich||January 2015|
|Bachelor of Science ETH in Environmental Engineering||Energy||ETH Zurich||September 2012|