Ongoing PhD and postdoctoral projects

Guillaume BODART*

Junjian DENG*

Junjian DENG (2019-2022) Fine sediment dynamics over an alternate gravel bar system in a harnessed alpine river Supervisor: Benoît Camenen (Irstea Lyon) Doctoral school: MEGA (Mécanique Energétique, Génie civil, Acoustique). The objective of this PhD work is to better understand the fine sediment dynamics (erosion/deposition) in engineered alpine rivers, and its impact on the morphodynamics …

Lorris GOND*

Lorris GOND (2018-2021) Determination of transverse mixing coefficients in a shallow water wandering  gravel-bed river : application to the Durance River Supervisors: Emmanuel Mignot (LMFA), Jérôme Le Coz (Irstea Lyon) Doctoral school: MEGA (Mécanique Energétique, Génie civil, Acoustique). Transverse mixing coefficients are key to predicting the efficiency of pollutant dispersion in rivers. While most studies …

Mathieu LUCAS*

Nicolas NOCLIN*

Nicolas NOCLIN (2019-2022) Role of hydraulic forcing on fluvial sedimentary environments; hydraulic modeling approach coupled with sedimentary and geophysical studies Supervisors: Thierry Winiarski (ENTPE, Lehna), Brice Mourrier (ENTPE, Lehna), Jérôme Le Coz (Irstea Lyon) Doctoral school: Chemistry Lyon The human actions, particularly over the last century, have caused many disturbances on the sedimentary regime of …

Shashank GUPTA*


Yassine KADDI*


Matteo DARIENZO (2017-2020) Real-time Bayesian estimation of dynamic stage-discharge models Supervisors: J. Le Coz (RiverLy, Hydraulics), B. Renard (RiverLy,  Hydrology) & M. Lang (RiverLy, Hydrology) Ecole Doctorale: TUE (Terre Univers Environnement), Grenoble River discharge time series are established using ‘rating curves’, which are models with discharge as output and stage and possibly other monitored parameters …

Guillaume DRAMAIS*


Aurélien DESPAX*

Aurélien DESPAX (2017-2020) Uncertainties in stream gauging with  ADCP Supervisors: J. Le Coz (RiverLy, River Hydraulics team) Fundings: Flood forecasting Schapi-INRAE annual cooperation The use of acoustic Doppler current profilers (ADCPs) has increased to measure water discharge in rivers. Technological development has enabled the use of the ADCP in both shallow streams and deep rivers. …

Emeline PERRET*

Emeline PERRET (2018-2020) Supervisor: J. Le Coz (RiverLy, River Hydraulics team) Fundings: Flood prevention,  Schapi-INRAE annual cooperation

Marianne LASLIER*

Marianne LASLIER (2019-2020) Morphological dynamics of alternate bars in alpine systems using LiDAR and aerial photographs: application to Arc and Isère River. Supervisors: Lionel Pénard et Benoît Camenen (Irstea Lyon) Fundings: ANR DEAR project Alpine rivers are often characterized by a high quantity of solid transport, especially of fine sediments such as clays, silts and …