Thomas Rockaway


Thomas D. Rockaway, Ph.D., P.E., is a Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, and Director for the Center for Infrastructure Research at the University of Louisville. His research work has focused on identifying methods to extend the life and improve the performance of urban infrastructure. Much of his worked has included water and wastewater initiatives and incorporating green concepts into existing systems. Prior to his work at the University, he has served as a geotechnical engineer for a large power corporation, a regional consultant and the United States Army Corps of Engineers. He has provided foundation and subsurface recommendations for structures ranging from single story dwellings to multi-story buildings. He has doctorate from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a Masters and Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from DePauw University.


  • B.A. in Pre-Engineering, DePauw University, 1990
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, Purdue University, 1990
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering, Purdue University, 1991
  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Georgia Inst of Technology, 1997


<span style="font-size:12pt;">Natural convection effect on heat transfer in saturated soils under the influence of confined and unconfined subsurface flow</span>- 2023

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