Dr. Vlad Hasmatuchi graduated in 2007 from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Hydraulic Machinery Branch from “Politehnica” University of Timisoara, Romania. In the same year, he joined the Laboratory for Hydraulic Machines at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, to pursue doctoral work in the field of hydraulic turbomachinery. In 2012, he obtained his Doctoral Degree in Engineering from EPFL. Since 2012, he is Senior academic associate in the Hydroelectricity research team at the HES-SO Valais//Wallis, School of Engineering, in Sion, Switzerland. He is mainly in charge of experimental investigations, as well as of numerical simulations. His research interests are the hydrodynamics of turbines, pumps and pump-turbines, including design and evaluation of hydraulic performance.