Masterclasses are proposed on the topics indicated here below. They are a place of scientific exchanges between a few students (involved in the preparation of a PhD thesis that they will detail) and two senior researchers that will remind the newest researches about the topic.

NB: Masterclasses application deadline has been extended to April 30, 2018.

Master classes are free of charge (lunch and dinner included) for registered participants to River Flow 2018 conference.

The masterclasses will be held on Tuesday 4th September at the Lyon-Villeurbanne Centre of the National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (Irstea).  A recently-built laboratory in hydraulics and hydromorphology is dedicated to the study of free-surface flow processes such as urban flood processes, transport of a mixture of fine and coarse sediments, and overbank flows in a compound channel. Visits of this later laboratory will be organized during the day of the masterclasses.

If you wish to apply to masterclasses, please send an email no later than April 30, 2018 to with [Masterclasses] at the beginning of its subject. In the email

1) indicate your first and second choice (if any) among the proposed topics

2) join your CV and a 1 page summary of your PhD thesis.

Selection of the students (in order to have small groups) will be carried out by the masters.

Masterclass topics

  • Measurement techniques: laboratory and field experiments
             Marian Muste and Olivier Eiff
  • Numerical modeling: unsteady flow, sediment transport, and bed evolution
              Kamal El Kadi Abderrezzak and Cristian Escauriaza
  • Mixing processes and heat transfer in open-channel flows
              Pawel Rowinski and Ian Guymer
  • Impact of vegetation on flow and sediment processes
              Vladimir Nikora and Ellis Penning
  • River morphology and morphodynamics
              Alain Recking and Ana Maria da Silva
  • River restoration: links between morphology and habitats
              Nicolas Lamouroux and Stuart Lane
  • Flood Hazard Modeling
              Graeme Smart and Nicole Goutal
  • From flood control to risk management
              Francesco Ballio and Daniela Molinari