Professor Dix is leading the complex rescue mission and is known for his insight into tunnel safety and disaster response.
Following the collapse, Dix emphasized meticulous planning and safety, stating that the situation requires careful evaluation to avoid further risks.
The rescue mission involves 'micro tunnelling' and other strategies with efforts to drill a vertical shaft to reach the trapped workers.
Dix's career is notable for contributions to tunnel safety; in 2011, he received an award for excellence in tunnel fire safety.
In 2022, he was honored with a Committee Service Award by the National Fire Protection Association for service in developing tunnel safety standards.