20 - 22 February

IWLHS 2013

Benjamin J. Dewals
University of Liège
HECE - Hydraulics in Environmental and Civil Engineering

"Physical and numerical modeling in low-head structure design"

Benjamin J. Dewals is Associate Professor in Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management at the University of Liege where he received his PhD in 2006. His main research interest is numerical modeling with focus on multiphase flows, particularly sediment transport and reservoir sedimentation. He has conducted research in several leading European institutions and his research outcomes are documented in more than 30 peer-reviewed journal papers, 120 conference papers and several book chapters. Presently, he is working on the sustainable management of hydraulic structures. Amongst other involvements in professional boards, he is elected member of the Leadership Team of the IAHR European Division. Since 2001 he has been a member of the core development team of the academic modelling system WOLF.


Blake P. Tullis
Utah State University
Utah Water Research Laboratory

"Advances and future needs in hydraulic structure design"

Blake P. Tullis is an associate professor at Utah State University (USA) in the civil and environmental engineering department.  He conducts hydraulic structures research at the Utah Water Research Laboratory in the areas of nonlinear weirs (labyrinth and piano key weir), weir submergence, culvert hydraulics, and fish passage.  He has published 25 peer-review journal articles, 41 conference publications, 6 book chapters, and 1 book.  He is a member of the IAHR Hydraulic Structures Leadership Team and chair of the ASCE hydraulic structures committee.