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hydraulics educator

Willi Hermann Hager, Swiss hydraulics educator. Achievements include research in air-water high speed flows, dam-break waves, sewer and dam hydraulics, impulse waves, and scour. Recipient Ippen award, IAHR, 1997, Borland Lecturer award, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, 2006.

Background

Hager, Willi Hermann was born on July 8, 1951 in Uznach, Switzerland. Son of Willi J. Hager and Ida M. Fuchs.

Education

Degree in civil engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland, 1981. Privatdozent, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland, 1994.

Career

Hydraulic engineer Kuster & Hager, Switzerland, 1976-1983. Research engineer École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1983-1988. Research head Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, 1989-1998, head hydraulics department, since 1999, professor, 1998.

Head hydraulics department VAW, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, since 1998.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in air-water high speed flows, dam-break waves, sewer and dam hydraulics, impulse waves, and scour.

Works

Membership

Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers (J.C. Stevens award 1988, best practice paper award 1994, best technical note award 1994, Hydraulic Structures medal, 2007). Member International Association Hydraulic Research (10th Ippen award 1997, member council, 2003-2007, editor jour hydraulic research, since 2006).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: collecting biographies, stamps, wines. Research interestsinclude air-water high speed flows, dam-break waves, sewer and dam hydraulics, impulse waves. E-mail: hager@vaw.baum.ethz.ch.

Connections

Married Susanna S. Iten, May 17, 1951. Children: Olivia, Mirjam, Caren.

father:
Willi J. Hager

mother:
Ida M. Fuchs

spouse:
Susanna S. Iten

child:
Mirjam Hager

child:
Olivia Hager

child:
Caren Hager