Dr. sc. Sebastian Schwindt is a researcher in fluvial hydraulics and morphodynamics at the University of Stuttgart (see institutional profile). He leads the hydro-morphodynamic modelling group at the Institute for Modelling Hydraulic and Environmental Systems (IWS). His research focuses on numerical analyses, sediment transport, ecohydraulics, and ecosystem design. The focus of his latest works is on efficient data analyses, accuracy of numerical models, and computational methods.
He completed his Bachelor (2010) and Master (2012) studies at the Technical University of Munich (Germany) in Environmental Engineering. After a short detour into the private sector, Sebastian accomplished his doctorate at the Ecole Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland) from 2013 to 2017 under the supervision of Prof. Anton J. Schleiss and Prof. Mário Franca. His PhD thesis with, entitled Hydro-morphological processes through permeable sediment traps at mountain rivers, sheds light on hazardous morphodynamic processes in mountain rivers (download).
Between 2017 and 2019, Sebastian pursued postdoctoral research at the University of California, Davis (USA) with Prof. Greg Pasternack. The emphasis of his postdoctoral research was on the ecohydraulic enhancement of the Yuba River (California, USA). Find out more about Sebastian and his scientific career on ORCID.org.