Dr. Andres Müller (research associate) studied mechanical engineering in Lausanne and Stockholm and obtained his MSc degree in 2008 from EPFL. After 2 years as a development and test engineer at ABB Switzerland Ltd, he started investigating the stability of Francis turbines at off-design operating conditions at the EPFL Laboratory for Hydraulic Machines and obtained his PhD in 2014.
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 to improve the prediction of pressure fluctuations for the full-scale turbine at off-design operating conditions. Andres Müller is experimentally investigating the stability of Francis turbines at off-design operating conditions.