Background and activities



  • Dr.-Ing., RWTH Aachen University, Germany, 2016
  • Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing., TU Darmstadt, Germany, 2011 


  • Hydrodynamic Processes
  • Geological Processes
  • Hydraulic Structures
  • Flow and Sediment Interaction
  • Ethohydraulics
  • Experimental Modeling
  • CFD Modeling

Distinctions and Honours

  • DTK & WasserWirtschaft (journal) - Studienpreis „Wasser- und Talsperrenbau“ 2019 (3rd)
  • Young European Talent 2018
  • Friedrich-Wilhelm Award 2017
  • ICOLD Young Engineers Award 2017
  • Borchers Badge 2017

Scientific, academic and artistic work

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Voßkämper, Berit; Kowalski, Julia; Dufresne, Anja; Pummer, Elena. (2019) Physikalische Modellversuche zur Bestimmung von Geschwindigkeitsprofilen granularer Murgänge. 49. IWASA Internationales Wasserbau-Symposium Aachen 2019: Naturnahe Gewässerentwicklung – Beiträge aus Praxis und Forschung.
  • Voßkämper, Berit; Kowalski, Julia; Dufresne, Anja; Schüttrumpf, Holger; Pummer, Elena. (2019) Dynamics of Debris Flow: Reproducible Initial and Boundary Conditions in Scaled Laboratory Experiments to Determine Velocity Distributions. 38th IAHR World Congress Proceedings: Water Connecting the World.
  • Pummer, Elena. (2017) Water and Air Waves in very long Underground Pumped Storage Reservoirs. Hydro 2017 : Shaping the future of hydropower, Seville, Spain, 9-11 October 2017.