Vlad Hasmatuchi graduated in 2007 at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Hydraulic Machinery Branch from “Politehnica” University of Timisoara, Romania. In the same year, Vlad Hasmatuchi joined the Laboratory for Hydraulic Machines from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, to achieve a doctoral work in the field of hydraulic turbomachinery. In 2012 he got his Doctoral Degree in Engineering from the EPFL. Since 2012 he is Senior Research Assistant in the hydraulic energy research team of Prof. Münch at the University of Applied Sciences Switzerland, HES-SO Valais//Wallis in Sion. He is working on experimental investigations, as well as of numerical simulations. His main research interests are the hydrodynamics of turbines, pumps and pump-turbines, including design and evaluation of the performance of hydraulic machines.
In the framework of the SCCER-SoE research project, Vlad Hasmatuchi is working in WP3 Innovative technologies on the experimental development and the investigation of new technologies for small-hydro applications destined to energy production. He is actively involved in the Task 3.2 on the development a new counter-rotating micro-hydro turbine destined to recover energy lost in release valves of drink water systems as well as in the development of a new iso-kinetic turbine for rivers. He is mainly focused on the optimisation of the global concept and on the instrumentation in the aim of performance testing, including development and adaptation of novel measurement technics.