Patricia Buffon


PhD Project

  • Topic: Turbidity currents triggered by water jets as a sediment management technique in water reservoirs.
  • Home University: Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Delft – the Netherlands.
  • Description: Her curiosity was triggered by the idea of intentionally triggering sediment-laden flows, so she is investigating the formation of turbidity currents by an impinging 2D water jet. The core of her research is experimental, and she approaches the problem from a hydraulic and fluid mechanics point of view.  She hopes her PhD research will contribute to a more sustainable management of sedimentation processes in key hydraulic infrastructures (such as water reservoirs).