Technical University of Valencia
Full Professor of Hydraulics
Fernando Martínez Alzamora is a PhD industrial engineer and full professor of Hydraulic Engineering since 1995 at the Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain, where he teaches on hydraulic machinery, hydropower plants and renewable energy systems. He has been director of the Institute of Water and Environmental Engineering at the same University. His main research is on water distribution modelling and the efficient use of water and energy in water supply and irrigation systems, working very closely to the industry sector. He has led the development of several software packages oriented to modelling the behaviour of the hydraulic systems, using jointly GIS info and real time data provided by SCADA systems. He has been leader of many research projects, funded by the Spanish research councils, European Commission or Spanish industry, and has published more than 120 technical papers on these topics in indexed journals, magazines and conference proceedings.
Universities and Academia
Hydraulic networks simulation; EPANET, GIS-SCADA integration with hydraulic models; real-time models;Digital Twins; Irigation networks; efficient use of water and energy; master planning of WSS
Software developments: SCARed to keep hydraulic models running in real time; GO2HydNet to build precise hydraulic models from GIS-meter readings-fiel data & network operations by query; QGISRed, a QGIS plugin to make easier building and running hydraulic models and Digital Twins (available in the QGIS repository).