Arthur was born on July 5, 1988. He graduated from the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (France) and received his Master degree in Fluids Mechanics in 2011. He joined the EPFL Laboratory for Hydraulic Machines in 2011 where he is currently working as a Ph.D. student in the field of cavitation and flow instabilities in Francis turbine.
He is working within the WP3.2 in the framework of the HYPERBOLE research project, granted by the European Commission (ERC/FP7-ENERGY-2013-1-Grant 608532). The project aims at improving the prediction of pressure fluctuations for the full-scale turbine at off-design operating conditions. Arthur Favrel focuses on the experimental investigation of the precessing vortex rope arising at Francis turbine off-design condition.