Hector Fellow since 2009
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. mult. Franz Nestmann

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

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

Franz Nestmann is Manag­ing Direc­tor of the Insti­tute of Water and River Basin Manage­ment of the Karlsruhe Insti­tute of Technol­ogy (KIT)  and is 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.

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Doctor­ate Currently not vacant

Franz Nestmann is currently unavail­able to super­vise doctoral projects.


Water and River Basin Management

Research and Appli­ca­tion with Nature and for People

As an engineer, Franz Nestmann is in demand as an expert through­out Germany. But in the course of his profes­sional career, Nestmann has also been involved in the supply of drink­ing water or coastal protec­tion worldwide.

Forschungsfeld Ingenieurwesen

— Engineer­ing

Water Resources Manage­ment / Flood Control

Research fields

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