Karsten Kerres (*1969) started his scientific career 1998 at the institute for environmental engineering at the RWTH Aachen as leader of the workgroup wastewater collection. After his phd work on the subject of condition management strategies of sewers, he resumes his occupation at the research institute for water- and waste management at the RWTH Aachen.

In 2011 he was appointed for the subject area of underground infrastructure engineering at the Aachen University of Applied Sciences in the subject area civil engineering.

The work area comprised apprenticeship, research and consulting to scheduling, construction and operation of underground logistic- and disposal infrastructure.

In his scientific work he has dealt extensively with following topics:

  • Condition assessment of sewers (Technical and strategic aspects; Development of new state detection methods; Methods of condition classification)
  • Maintenance and rehablitation strategies (Establishment and optimization of short to medium-term and also forecast-based rehabilitation strategies; Maintenance of sewer systems taking into account processes of climate, demographic and economic changes)