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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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