Kori Ditmeyer
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NAME

Kori Ditmeyer

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Hydraulic & Computational Engineer

EMAIL

kori [@] ditmeyer.com

PHONE

(+33) 6 28 57 24 28
(+34) 6 03 50 57 27

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Hydraulic & Computational Engineer

Kori
Ditmeyer

M.Sc. Computational Engineering
Eng. Water and Environment

About Me

I’m a young French & Bolivian hydraulic and computational engineer, speaking French, Spanish and English. I’m passionate about water and environmental issues as well as new technologies, especially data analysis and modelling.

My educational background and my professional experience in various continents brought me wide competences in:

  • Smart Cities Infrastructure: Digital twins elaboration and data analysis;
  • Water supply, water networks and sanitation;
  • Water and waste water treatments;
  • Planing, coordination, control y management of projects;
  • Tenders and bidding process.

Moreother, my professional trajectory within different cultures and institutions types allowed me to gain a wide versatility in the Hydraulic sector as well as a high capacity of adaptation.

Committed to my job, I worked as an Water & Computational Engineer for the public administration (Grenoble Municipal water supplier & French State) as well as in private consulting firms (French, Dutch & Uk based consulting firms) in various countries (France,DRC, The Netherlands, New-Caledonia and New-Zealand) in rural and urban areas.

smart water Infrastructure

Smart cities

Worked and managed major projects of smart Infrastructure (water focused) for the city councils of Hamilton, Queenstown, Central Otago in New-Zealand within the Mott Macdonald consulting firm

Projects done to create digital twins by combining field data (GIS and SCADA) and hydraulic modelling in one database and web-accessible tool.

networks

Water and Sanitation

Managed numerous projects with a wide range of topics like:

  • the creation of water master plans;
  • system performance of networks;
  • Design studies (pipes, pumps, reservoirs);
  • Feasibility studies for the creation of new sectors, population growth, developers query…
CFD

CFD, Computational Engineering

The thesis done on the capacity of CFD modelling to model the apparition of vortices in combination with my master brought me a wide knowledge in the possibles use of CFD in engineering problems and on the theory and settings of a CFD model.

Water/ Waste Water Treatment

Water Treatment, Fluvial Hydraulics

My Engineering degree and some specifics projects I worked on allowed me to have a good knowledge and understanding for modelling and design of:

  • Fluvial Hydraulics
  • Water/Waste Water Treatment and in particular:
    • Conventional biological treatments (lagoon-based, activated sludge…)
    • Biofilters
    • Nitrification-Denitrification, Dephosphatation
    • Filtration and disinfection
    • Sludge treatment

Professional Experiences

  • 2020 (6 moths mission) DINOTEC - Sevilla, Spain
    Engineer, member of the Tecnical team:

    • Management of an ongoing project of 3 new water treatment plants in Dakar, Kedougou and Foundigne in Senegal.
    2020
  • 2018 - 2019 Mott Macdonald - Auckland, New-Zealand
    Engineer, member of the MOATA project in the Smart Infrastructure team:

    • Management and creation smart infrastructure solutions by the development of digital twins for various municipalities in the water sector:
      • Field test management. Integration of data in the MOATA database.
      • Creation and calibration of hydraulics models integrated within the MOATA database.
      • Presentation of results with new visualizing tools ( MOATA web interface, Power BI dashboards)
    • Use of the digital twin for:
      • Elaboration of water master plans
      • System performance of networks (velocity, head losses, pressure, Firefighting capacity...)
      • Design studies for creation of new pipes, pumps and reservoirs.
      • Feasibility studies for the creation of new pressure sectors, new water resources, population growth, developers query...
      • Modeling of residual chlorine in the water networks of Alexandra and Clyde. Determination of the best locations for post-chlorination.
    2018
  • 2016 - 2018 French Interior Ministry - Poindimié, New-Caledonia
    Engineer at the Technical Assistance Service for Municipalities :

    • Project management assistance (technical/financial) for city councils:
      water master planning, water safety plans, water network modelling, rehabilitation of an old municipal dumping ground (with water treatment of residual waters by constructed wetlands) and small civil engineering works (public buildings and roads).
    • In charge of tenders, from their elaboration to their analysis and presentation to the evaluation panel.
    2016
  • 2016 (6 Months) Deltares - Delft, Netherlands
    Computational Master Thesis in the Industrial hydraulics unit:

    • Determination of performance of CFD simulation to model the apparition of vortices in industrial sump pumps. Based on the literature investigation, the discussions with experts, and CFD modelling.
      The simulations were performed at the limits of the possibilities of CFD challenging with respect to topics as mesh, turbulence models and settings to be used.
    2016
  • 2013 (1 Month) Alstom - Nseke, DR Congo
    Engineering Apprenticeship in the Hydro Power unit:

    • Field diagnosis and modeling of the water network and water treatment plant of the village of Nseke.
    2013
  • 2012 - 2015 SPL Eaux de Grenoble Alpes (Public water company) - Grenoble, France.
    Engineering Apprenticeship in the Production and Distribution unit :

    • Asset management of water network. Focus on hydraulic improvement (Sectorization, Leak Detection, hydraulic model creation).
    • Representation of the company in National/ EU working Groups.
    • Setting up of the ISO 14001 standard.
    2012

Academic Trainings

  • 2015 - 2016 M.Sc. in Computational Engineering - Strasbourg, France
    University of Strasbourg

    • Advanced finite element/ volume numerical methods
    • Computational plasticy , compressible flows
    • Computational Fluid Dynamics and mechanics
    • Computational water treatment modelling
    • Computational analysis for statistical methods
    • Constituve laws for rheological fluids
    • Multiscale modelling
    2016
  • 2012 - 2015 Eng. Water and Environment - Strasbourg, France
    Strasbourg National Water and Environment Engineering School (ENGEES).
    Apprenticeship with the company SPL Eaux de Grenoble Alpes

    • Water and waste water network Hydraulics and modelling
    • Water chemistry & Microbiology
    • Water and wastewater treatment
    • Civil engineering
    • Water and wastewater treatment
    • Fluvial Hydraulics, river rehabilitation, solid transport, geomorphology
    • Hydrology
    • Hydrogeology
    • Water management and Water law
    • Waste management
    • International standards
    • Tender and public biddings
    • CAD/SIG
    2012
  • 2010 - 2012 Engineering Preparatory School - Grenoble, France
    Lycée Champollion
    Intensive preparation in Mathematics, Physics and chemistry for the highly competitive national entrance examination to enter in Engineer Schools

    • Advanced Mathematics
    • Advanced Physics ( electronics, optics, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, electromagnetics...)
    • Advanced chemistry (structure, organic chemistry, condensed materials, transformation...)
    • Advanced Science for Engineers
    2010

Software Skills

Hydraulic Modeling

  • Epanet
  • Porteau
  • InfoWorks
  • Watergems
  • Sewergems
  • Hec-Ras
  • HEC-HMS
  • BIOWIN

CAD, SIG

  • Autocad Civil 3D, MEP
  • Qgis
  • Arcgis

CFD

  • STARCCM ++
  • OpenFoam
  • ANSYS

Programming

  • PostgreSQL
  • Python
  • Latex
  • Matlab

Microsoft

  • Office Suite
  • Power BI
  • Project

ADOBE SUITE

  • Photoshop
  • Lightroom
  • Illustrator
  • Premiere PRO

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me with the following form.