Axel Nitschke, Ph.D., P.E.

Vice President

Axel Nitschke, PhD, PE - Senior Tunnel EngineerExperience Summary
Axel Nitschke received his Ph.D. in civil engineering in 1998 and has since gained fourteen years of in-depth, on-the-job experience in all aspects of tunneling, including feasibility and constructability studies, tunnel design, and tunnel construction management. He has headed the engineering and construction of a large number of tunnel projects in both Europe and the United States and specializes in the application of the New Austrian Tunneling Method (NATM), often referred to as the Sequential Excavation Method (SEM). He is well experienced in all ground conditions ranging from soft ground to hard rock and the associated implications for design and construction methods. Dr. Nitschke has held key positions such as Senior NATM Manager, Contract / Claims Manager, Risk Manager, and Project Manager.