COES professor, TTC director earns national engineering society distinction

Apr 29, 2015 | Engineering and Science, Research and Development

Dr. Tom Iseley, professor of civil engineering and construction engineering technology and director of the Trenchless Technology Center at Louisiana Tech University, has been selected as a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for his accomplishments and eminence in the field of engineering.
Dr. Tom Iseley

Dr. Tom Iseley

Iseley joins an elite group of renowned engineers as one of only 637 Distinguished Members ever selected by the ASCE. He will be officially inducted at the ASCE Annual Convention in October, along with 12 other members selected this year.
“It is such an honor to realize that my peers have recognized my contributions to have this level of significance,” Iseley said. “My father and grandfather were water and sewer pipeline contractors, so it’s even more meaningful to know that this recognition is for contributions made to the trenchless technology industry.”
The American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 146,000 members of the civil engineering profession in 174 countries. Founded in 1852, ASCE is the nation’s oldest engineering society. ASCE stands at the leading edge of a profession that plans, designs, constructs and operates society’s economic and social engine – the built environment – while protecting and restoring the natural environment.
Dr. Hisham Hegab, dean of the College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech, said that Iseley’s selection as a Distinguished Member of the ASCE highlights both his professionalism and leadership in trenchless technology.
“We are very fortunate in the College of Engineering and Science to have internationally recognized and respected faculty like Dr. Iseley,” Hegab said. “His expertise in the field of trenchless technology is well known throughout industry and academia. This recognition of his accomplishments by the ASCE is well deserved.”
During his nearly 40 year career in the planning, design and construction of underground infrastructure systems, Iseley has served on the faculty of several universities and is a founding director of the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT). Iseley also served for three years as the chairman of the National Utility Contractors Association’s (NUCA) Trenchless Technology Committee.
At Louisiana Tech, Iseley helped establish the Trenchless Technology Center, an innovative and internationally renowned research center that is at the forefront of trenchless technology research, and the Buried Asset Management Institute-International, a non-profit, international corporation that evaluates and develops buried asset management protocols for underground water infrastructure.
Written by Brandy McKnight –