Dr. Bettina Schaefli is a hydrologist with 15 years of experience in academic research. She graduated as an environmental engineer from EPFL in 2001 where she also obtained her PhD in 2005 on the topic of climate change impact on hydropower production (thesis see here). She worked as a postdoc at the universities of Potsdam (Germany), of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC, USA) and of Bologna (Italy) (with grants of SNF and DFG), before becoming an assistant professor for hydrology at TU Delft (The Netherlands) in 2007. She returned to EPFL as a senior scientist in 2010 where she works at the laboratories of Ecohydrology (ECHO) and of Hydraulic Constructions (LCH) as an expert for catchment-scale hydrological modeling, in particular in high alpine areas, and for environmental model uncertainty quantification. In 2014, she joined the Swiss Competence Center on Energy Research - Supply of Energy (SCCER-SoE.
In 2016, she became an assistant-professor SNF at University of Lausanne.