Sylvain Richard

Biographical Summary

Richard graduated in 2015 the Master of Science in Engineering, Industrial Technologies specialization, at University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, HES-SO Master in Lausanne. Since September 2011, he was scientific assistant in the hydraulic energy research team of Prof. Münch at the HES–SO Valais//Wallis. He is working mainly on hydraulic turbomachinery projects using numerical simulations. His main research interests are the hydrodynamics of turbines as well as the control and the regulation of turbines.

SCCER-SoE Responsibilities

In the framework of the SCCER-SoE research project, Sylvain Richard is working in WP3 Innovative technologies on the numerical and experimental investigations of new technologies for small-hydro applications destined to energy production. He is actively involved in the Task 3.2 to develop the electrical part and the regulation a new iso-kinetic turbine for rivers, He is responsible with the set-up of the electrical driving systems as well as with the connection of the systems to the electrical grid.

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