Audrey Maertens joined the SCCER-SoE project in February 2015, as a post-doctoral researcher at the Laboratory for Hydraulic Machines at EPFL. She received has PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2014 for her numerical work on fish swimming optimization and multi-body hydrodynamic interactions. She studied mechanical engineering with an emphasis on numerical methods at Ecole Polytechnique (Paris) and graduated in 2010. Her interests range from modelling hydrodynamic phenomena to developing numerical tools for the simulation complex biological and industrial flows.
Audrey Maertens is working within the WP3.2 in a project aiming at enhancing the capabilities of SPHEROS, a software which has been developed to simulate silt-laden flows in hydraulic machines. Audrey Maertens will be in charge of developing a new cavitation model and adapted turbulence models.