• Hector Fellows

    Distinguished researchers in STEM fields.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. mult. Franz Nestmann

Institute for Water and River Basin Management, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Hector Fellow since 2009

Franz Nestmann is Managing Director of the Institute of Water and River Basin Management of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and President of the Association of Water Management of Baden-Wuerttemberg.

The expert for fluid mechanics and hydraulic engineering deals with sediment transport processes, water and energy water management, flood and bank protection as well as running waters in caves. He has led several international joint research projects involving the planning and development phase through to construction and operation of hydrologic engineering facilities, especially regarding regenerative water supply under extreme geophysical conditions. He is particularly interested in an interdisciplinary approach to the provision of water and energy in development areas, taking into account engineering and social science aspects.

Franz Nestmann received honorary doctorates from universities in Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod and is a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He received honorary citizenship in Hang Giang region, northern Vietnam in 2019.

Research fields

Water Resources Management / Flood Control

  • Flow mechanisms in hydraulic engineering
  • Sediment transport processes in rivers
  • Water supply and energy management