Dr. Mohamed Farhat

Senior Scientist

1985: Engineer degree from Ecole Nationale Supérieur d'Hydraulique et de Mécanique de Grenoble (France)
1986-1995: Research Assistant at EPFL-IMHEF Lab
1994: Ph.D. thesis entiteled: "Cavitation Erosion: Hydrodynamic Mechanisms and Prediction".
1995-1999: Research engineer at R&D department of Hydro-Quebec (Montréal, Canada). Managment of several research projects in the areas of production and transportation of hydropower and mainly the cavitation detection and monitoring in hydraulic turbines.
1999-2009: Lecturer and Group Leader at LMH laboratory
since 2009: Senior Scientist at LMH laboratory.


Research Area

Objective: Fill the gap between fundamental and applied research
Design and perform high level experiments in fluids, using state of the art instrumentation, to further understand the fundamentals, address a large variety of challenging industrial issues and ensure high level education.

Ongoing investigations involve physical aspects and industrial applications of cavitation phenomenon, fluid-structure interaction, flow induced vibration and noise, skin friction reduction, high speed centrifugal pumps, pump turbines, hydrodynamic of high speed sailing boats, mixing issues in orbitally shaken bioreactors, hemodynamic of brain aneurysms, ...


Mohamed FARHAT
Avenue de Cour, 33 bis
CH-1007 Lausanne