Dr. Missal has a background in civil engineering with a focus on geotechnics and foundations. He has worked on pile foundations as well as coastal and harbor projects. In addition, he has worked with geotechnical issues regarding the disposal of radioactive waste. His focus was on rock and salt mechanics.
He was a supervising engineer at the TU Braunschweig for sub-project 6 in the joint project on comparison of constitutive models for rock salt. For his Ph.D. thesis, he implemented a constitutive model for rock salt for FLAC3D and described the fluid flow in the excavation damage zone.
Dr. Missal has been employed as a Senior Consultant in the German office of Itasca Consultants since 2016.
Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
Dipl.-Ing. ( Civil Engineering), 2005
Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
German Geotechnical Society
Working Group 1.6 Numerical Systems in Geotechnology
International Society for Rock Mechanics