Samuel Chevailler obtained his Master’s and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Integrated Actuators Laboratory (LAI), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in 2001 and 2006 respectively. During his thesis he works partially for ETEL SA where he was responsible for linear electrical motors. After completion of his thesis, he spent one year at the TU Darmstadt (Institut für Elektrische Energiewandlung) as a post-doctoral researcher, where he worked on multi-phase PM-synchronous motors. In 2007 he joined Landert Motoren in Bülach as an electrical engineer responsible for electrical machines design. Since 2010, he is a professor of electrical machines and mechatronics at HES-SO Valais in Sion (CH).
In the framework of the SCCER-SoE research project, Samuel Chevailler is working in the WP3 Innovative technologies on the experimental development and the investigation of electrical driving systems of new technologies for small-hydro applications destined to energy production. He is actively involved in the task 3.2 to develop the PM-Generator, the driving system and the regulation of the new counter-rotating micro-hydro turbine destined to recover energy lost in release valves of drink water systems and respectively of a new iso-kinetic turbine for rivers.