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Dr. Thomas Edgar: 2013 ASCE Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award for Region 7

April 23, 2013

Dr. Thomas Edgar has been selected to receive the 2013 ASCE Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award for Region 7.  Dr. Edgar was selected after being nominated by his student officers via a 2012 annual report of his activities.  He was chosen for his outstanding work and dedication as a faculty advisor to the University of Wyoming ASCE Student Chapter.

Dr. Edgar is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in Wyoming and Colorado.  His research specialization is in the flow, deformation, and pollutant migration in saturated and unsaturated porous media; including slope stability and expansive soils.  

His most recent work includes:

  • Electrokinetic Remediation of Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soil using Surfactants
  • Protection of wellhead areas for public water supplies, and:
  • Consolidation of Partially Saturated Soils due to applied Stress, Moisture and Thermal Gradients



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