ETH Zurich, Laboratory Of Hydraulics, Hydrology And Glaciology (VAW)
Frederic Evers graduated in Civil Engineering and Applied Studies of Culture and Society from KIT Karlsruhe and holds a doctorate from ETH Zurich. Before joining the Laboratory of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology (VAW), he worked as a research engineer on numerical simulation of groundwater flooding and 3D flow processes at RWTH Aachen.
His current research focus is on physical and numerical modelling of tsunami-like waves generated by subaerial and submarine landslides as well as of wave-structure interaction. In his doctoral project, he conducted lab scale experiments to investigate spatial impulse wave propagation. These waves can cause damage not only to coastal areas but also to reservoir infrastructure or might act as a triggering mechanism for glacial lake outburst floods. The objective of his research is to quantitatively link slide characteristics to safety-related wave features including wave amplitudes and run-up heights. In addition to basic research, he provides expertise on the hazard assessment of impulse wave scenarios at prototype scale.
Tuesday, July 31
3:30 PM – 3:50 PM