Nils joined TSL as a PhD student in October 2014 to investigate how interdependencies between different urban infrastructure systems affect their resilience against disruptions, such as extreme weather events. His work combines reliability engineering, network theory and operations research methods to develop new models that capture the various types of interdependencies at network and component levels.
Nils' research can help infrastructure providers and government authorities to devise resilience strategies that take into account the vulnerabilities arising from cascading failure, network congestion, delayed recovery and other interdependency effects.
Nils research is funded by the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Sustainable Civil Engineering and the Climate-KIC initiative. He is also affiliated to the Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation (CSEI) and has carried out consultancy work with Imperial Consultants (ICON).
Nils holds an MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development from Cambridge University and a BSc in Industrial Engineering (Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen) from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He has also completed a minor degree in Applied Studies of Culture and Society at KIT and was a visiting student at Istanbul Technical University.
MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development, 2014
University of Cambridge
BSc Industrial Engineering, 2009
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)