Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Postgraduate







609Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Nils joined the Centre for Transport Studies (CTS) as a PhD student in October 2014. In his research project, he analyses how interdependencies between different urban infrastructure systems affect their resilience against extreme events, such as natural disasters. Nils combines methods from the fields of reliability engineering, network theory and operations research to develop a novel modelling and simulation tool that captures various types of interdependency both at the asset level and at the network level. The results of this project will be useful for infrastructure providers and city governments to devise resilience strategies that take into account the vulnerabilities arising from cascading failure, network congestion, delayed recovery and other interdependency effects.

Interdependent urban infrastructure systems

Asty modelling and simulation tool

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).

Nils holds an MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development from Cambridge University and a B.Sc. in Business 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. Nils has worked as an intern at an engineering consultancy firm in the energy sector, as a student research assistant at the Institute for Industrial Production of KIT and as a field manager for a rural electrification project in Burkina Faso.



Goldbeck N, Angeloudis P, Ochieng WY, 2019, Resilience assessment for interdependent urban infrastructure systems using dynamic network flow models, Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Vol:188, ISSN:0951-8320, Pages:62-79


Goldbeck N, Angeloudis P, Ochieng WY, 2017, A Dynamic Network Flow Model for Interdependent Infrastructure and Supply Chain Networks with Uncertain Asset Operability, Springer International Publishing, Pages:513-528, ISSN:0302-9743

Goldbeck N, Angeloudis P, Ochieng W, 2016, Analysing the resilience of metro systems under consideration of interdependencies: A combined Dynamic Bayesian Network and network flow approach, 14th World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR)

Goldbeck N, Angeloudis P, Ochieng W, 2016, Joint Vulnerability Analysis of Urban Rail Transit and Utility Networks, Transportation Research Board 95th Annual Meeting, Transportation Research Board

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