Bjørn Nilsen, Professor of Geological Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Master- and PhD-degrees from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH). Professor at NTNU Since 1985, interrupted by 2 years as visiting professor at Colorado School of Mines. 10 years of experience from consulting and mining industry before joining the University.
More than 40 years of experience on various aspects of rock engineering, including site investigation, planning and design, stability analyses and construction control. Expert advisor of several large projects in Norway and abroad. Main current projects on subsea tunnelling, engineering geological aspects of mechanical excavation, hydropower tunnelling and rock slope stability.
Former President of the Norwegian Group of Rock Mechanics (NBG) and Norwegian Tunnelling Society (NFF). Member of editorial board of RMRE and TUST. Committee member for a considerable number of national and international conferences. Chairman of the Scientific Committee for ITA World Tunnel Congress in Bergen, Norway in 2017.