Former Foundation scholarship recipient Rodrigo Winderholler lets us in on what he's been doing since finishing his Masters:
After completing the T&TBM's Master course in Turin in 2016, I have been working for a Finnish design company called Rockplan (https://www.rockplan.fi/) which is part of a consulting company network called Solwers.
Since then I have been taking care of the rock engineering and rock mechanical issues mainly for civil infrastructure projects involving underground structures, such as Metro tunnels, Wastewater treatment plants, Storage caverns, etc. Furthermore, I had the chance to take part in some challenging Mining and Nuclear waste repository projects.
Despite the main focus of the Master course being on TBM tunnelling, I have been exclusively working with drill and blast excavation and reinforcement design.
I would like to take this chance to thank ITACET Foundation for introducing me into the fascinating world of tunnelling.