Dr. Tom Iseley

Ph.D., P.E., Dist. M. ASCE, PWAM
CETF Professor, Civil Engineering
Eminent Scholar Chair in Construction
Trenchless Technology Center
Assoc. Director, International Operations
Louisiana Tech University
Chair, BAMI-I Board of Directors
Director, UNITRACC International
Adjunct Professor, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

Dr. Tom Iseley has over 40 years of experience in the planning, design, and construction of underground infrastructure systems. From 1982, he served on the faculty of Mississippi State University, Purdue University, and Louisiana Tech University. During the past 29 years, he has maintained an international leadership position in trenchless technology. In 1989, he established the Trenchless Technology Center (TTC) at Louisiana Tech University. He is a founding director of the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT). He also served for three years as the chairman of the National Utility Contractors Association’s (NUCA) Trenchless Technology Committee. Dr. Iseley has been elected to the Class of 2016 of the National Academy of Construction (NAC). In April 2015, he was selected as a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for his eminence in engineering, becoming just one of only 637 Distinguished Members ever selected by the ASCE. He was also selected a 2016 UCTA MVP (Most Valuable Professional) by the Underground Construction Technology Association (UCTA) and Underground Construction magazine. Dr. Iseley was inducted into the 2017 NASTT Hall of Fame. He serves as the chair for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Utility Risk Research and Education Council. Also, he is a member of the ASCE Utility Engineering & Surveying Institute (UESI), Risk Management Division ExCOM. Dr. Iseley holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham and a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University.
Email: dtiseley@latech.edu
CELL: (404) 386-5667

Dr. Tom has articles in the following magazines:
2019 Q2 Issue


Existing utilities are at varied depths, in varied soils, made of varied materials, are varied sizes and have varied access. The importance of accurately locating and depicting existing underground utilities comes more obvious each day to ensure successful construction projects. It has been reported that at least 70% of projects experience delays and/or budget overruns …


Trenchless Technology Center

Leading the Way through Comprehensive Validation of Emerging 3D Imaging Technology for the Inspection of Manholes and Sewer Pipelines The Trenchless Technology Center (TTC) at Louisiana Tech University (LA Tech) is an industry/university/government cooperative research center. TTC has been a leader in advancing all areas of the science and practice related to underground infrastructure pipeline …

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