Jean Aubert (engineer)
|Education||Lycée Louis-le-Grand in Paris, École nationale des ponts et chaussées, University of Paris (Bachelor of law)|
|Known for||Engineer on river and canal works|
Jean Aubert was a French engineer. In 1961 he used the idea of the German engineer Julius Greve from the last century to describe a pente d'eau, (English: water slope) which was a way of moving boats up the gradient of a canal without locks. The design consisted of a sloping channel through which a wedge of water on which the boat was floating could be pushed up an incline. This concept was used in both the Montech water slope and the Fonserannes water slopes.
- Lycée Louis-le-Grand in Paris.
- 1913 - École Polytechnique. Soon left for service in First world war. Returned in 1919.
- 1920-1922 - École nationale des ponts et chaussées.
- University of Paris (Bachelor of law).
- 1922-1932 - Engineer in charge of the navigation works in Paris.
- 1932-1961 - Professor in the Chair of Internal Navigation at the École nationale des ponts et chaussées. (English: National school of Bridges and Roads) 
- 1933-1945 - General manager and later chairman of the Compagnie Nationale du Rhône.
- 1945-1953 - Chairman of the electricity board of the Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français
- 1949-1967 - Chairman of the Rhine Navigation Company 
- years unknown - Chairman of the Société de Construction des Batignolles.
- years unknown - President, Societe des Ingenieurs Civils de France.
- years unknown - Inspecteur Général des Ponts et Chaussées 
- 1966-unknown - Consulting engineer and honorary chairman of Spie Batignolles.
- Chairman of several other companies.
- In 1919 he published La Probabilité dans les tires de guerre and was awarded the Pierson-Perrim prize by the Académie des Sciences in 1922.
- His article Philosophie de la pente d'eau appeared in the journal Travaux in 1984 when he was 90 years old.
- In 1961 he published his revolutionary ideas on the pente d'eau, or water slope, which was designed to transfer barges from one level to another with the use of locks.
- Croix de Guerre in 1916.
- Académie des Sciences: Prix Pierson-Perrim 1922.
- Awarded the Caméré prize in 1934 by the Académie des Sciences for a new type of movable dam.
- Ingénieur Général des Ponts et Chaussées 1951,
- Commandeur de la Légion d'honneur 1960.
- Construction of the Pont Edouard-Herriort on the Rhône at Lyon.
- Design and construction of the Génissiat dam and Lonzères-Mondragon dam on the Rhône.
- Conception and design of the Denouval dam on the Seine near Andrésy, completed in 1980.
David Tew, 1984, Canal Inclines and Lifts, Gloucester: Alan Sutton.
- Lance Day; Ian McNeil. Biographical Dictionary of the History of Technology.
- Rolt, L. T. C. (1973). From Sea to Sea. Ohio University Press. ISBN 9780713904710.
- Ian McNeil. An Encyclopaedia of the history of technology.
- "LECTURE. JOINT MEETING. INLAND NAVIGATION TODAY.". Retrieved 29 December 2009.