Kim Nitschke

Instrumentation Group Manager


Engineering Services

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1685 38th Street
Suite 100
Boulder, CO 80301
United States

About Kim

Kim Nitschke is the Instrumentation Group Manager for NEON. Kim, who joined Battelle in the fall of 2019, manages a specialized team responsible for delivering engineering solutions to support the NEON program’s science design, and advance the quality and availability of continental-scale ecological data products. These data products are collected with custom- engineered designs to capture data at a consistent, variable spatial and temporal scale. In joining Battelle, Kim aims to streamline the execution and delivery of engineering and infrastructure services for both terrestrial and aquatic instrument systems to meet program requirements.

Prior to Battelle, Kim developed and managed a project management office for the global deployment of state-of-the-art instrumentation for the Department of Energy (DOE), Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). During his 15 years with LANL, Kim served on the DOE ARM Infrastructure Management Board and the NEON Science Technology Education Advisory Committees.

Kim also held a leadership role in the development of Australasian atmospheric and climate data collection. He spent three years with the South Pacific Regional Environment program supporting the intergovernmental development of meteorological and climate services in the pacific region. He began his professional career as a Technical Project Manager for the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and was responsible for the rollout of instrument modernization across Australasia.

Originally from Adelaide, Australia, Kim now resides in Boulder, Colorado. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Technology from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University in Melbourne, Australia followed by a Master’s in Business Administration and Project Management.

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Affiliation / Org:

National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)