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Nicolas K. Misselbrook

CEng, CPhys, MInstP, AMICE Principal & Edinburgh Office Director, Thornton Tomasetti Defence Ltd.


Nick Misselbrook, a leader on the Thornton Tomasetti Defence Ltd. team, has more than two decades of experience in non-linear dynamic modeling of naval offshore structures and buildings subjected to explosions. He specializes in vulnerability assessment and consequence analysis of buildings and facilities to terrorist attack, including the protective design and security of these structures. Nick works with a wide number of commercial and military clients on various types of projects. These include tasks at explosive processing facilities and storehouses, the Buncefield oil storage and transfer depot in Hertfordshire, U.K. and the U.N. Conference Centre in Vienna, Austria. He has also performed work for various European national banks and major financial institutions. Earlier in his career, Nick spent nine years at the U.K. Ministry of Defence’s Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA), where he focused on the design and testing of blast-resistant naval structures.


MSc, Weapons Effects on Structures, Royal Military College of Science

BSc, Applied Physics, University of Strathclyde

Nick employs state-of-the-art CFD modelling tools early in the protective design process. This results in design solutions that are not only cost effective but appropriate to architectural vision.