Dr. sc. Sebastian Schwindt is a researcher in the field of 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 latest research focus is on the implementation of efficient data analyses 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 Schwindt 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 December 2019, Sebastian Schwindt 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 Schwindt and his scientific career on ORCID.org.