Dr. rer. nat. Olaf Nitzsche
„It is important for me to communicate practical experiences in my lectures.“
Mr. Nitzsche studied physics at the Technical University of Chemnitz and wrote his diploma thesis in the field of thin layer physics in 1992. He achieved his PhD in 1996 on modeling of reactive solute transport in groundwater at the Mining Academy Freiberg.
From 1998 to 2001 he was a staff member at the Agrosphere Institute of the Forschungszentrum Jülich. The focus of his work was on the area of water and solute transport in variably saturated porous media.
Since 2002 he is project manager at Brenk Systemplanung GmbH. As part of the review of the rehabilitation of abandoned WISMUT locations he has conducted extensive research on the development and application of numerical computer models to describe the coupled water, gas and solute transport in tailing ponds and their environment. Currently, his work is focused on propagation and dose rate calculations in connection with the clearance of ground surfaces under § 29 StrlSchV (Radiation Protection Ordinance), including proof of compliance with limiting and design values according to § 47 StrlSchV and § 49 StrlSchV.
Mr. Nitzsche also reported at committee meetings and workshops of the SSK (Radiation Protection Commission) regarding the above mentioned topics. Other areas of activity include current issues of the environmental impact of mining activities and incident analysis as well as emission and immission monitoring of nuclear facilities.