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  • FY18 Board of Governors

    Yinhai Wang - Headshot

    Yinhai Wang,
    Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, President
    Dr. Yinhai Wang is a professor in transportation engineering and the founding director of the Smart Transportation Applications and Research Laboratory (STAR Lab) at the University of Washington (UW). He also serves as director for Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans), USDOT University Transportation Center for Federal Region 10 and visiting chair for the Traffic Information and Control Department at Harbin Institute of Technology. He has a Ph.D. in transportation engineering from the University of Tokyo (1998), a master's degree in computer science from the University of Washington, and another master’s degree in construction management (1991) and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering (1989) from Tsinghua University in China.

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    Ernie Heymsfield,
    Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, Vice President
    Dr. Heymsfield is an Associate Professor at the University of Arkansas, where he has been teaching and conducting research as a faculty member for 20 years. Prior to his doctoral studies, he worked as a Bridge Structural Engineer for the New York City-based Pavlo Engineering Company, where his expertise was in structural engineering and numerical modeling. Author or coauthor of over 30 refereed journal articles and 16 conference articles, Dr. Heymsfield's research includes numerical modeling, seismic response, bridge engineering, and airfield runway safety. His most research work is related to aircraft safety during overruns and anti-icing runway pavements.

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    Richard Boudreau,
    P.E., M.ASCE, Treasurer
    Mr. Boudreau has 28 years of experience practicing in the civil engineering profession, with the past 18 years managing a pavement engineering firm as the Treasurer and Executive Vice President. His expertise includes program/project management, planning, engineering and construction management for large roadway networks, and highway and airfield pavement projects. He is the author of eighteen publications and is an experienced presenter and active member of professional societies. Mr. Boudreau has also been a member of the T&DI Airfield Pavement Committee (APC) since 2001. In recent years, he has served APC as Co-Chair (2015-16) and then as the Chair (2017-2018). In the past, he was Co-Chair (2005-06) and Chair (2007-08) for the Construction Institute's Bituminous Materials Committee. Mr. Boudreau holds a master's degree in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University.

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    David Hein,
    P.Eng., M.ASCE, Past-President
    Mr. Hein is a Principal Engineer with Applied Research Associates in Toronto, Canada. He has over 30 years of experience in the design, evaluation, and management of transportation infrastructure. He is a member of the ASCE T&DI Board of Governors and chairs two standards committees. He is actively involved in technology transfer and has completed over 30 webinars for ASCE on a variety of topics. He is actively involved in the World Road Association having chaired the Pavements Committee and is a current member of their Asset Management Committee. He has also chaired the Transportation Association of Canada Pavements Committee.

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    Robert E. Skinner, Jr.,
    M.ASCE, Appointed Member
    Robert Skinner retired as Executive Director of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) in 2015 after 20 years in that position. Prior to becoming the TRB executive director, Mr. Skinner directed TRB’s transportation policy study activities, and before joining TRB, he was a vice president of Alan M. Voorhees & Associates, a transportation consulting firm. He currently serves on the advisory boards for three university transportation centers, the Cambridge Systematics Board of Directors, and the advisory board for NCE. He holds civil engineering degrees from the University of Virginia and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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    Katie Chou,
    Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, Appointed Member
    Dr. Chou has over 15 years of experience as a senior manager and pavement specialist with diverse experience in airport, highway, and infrastructure assessment. Her expertise includes airport planning, design and construction, structural pavement design, airfield and roadway geometric design, utility relocation design and coordination, drainage analysis, erosion and sediment control and stormwater management. She was responsible for the planning, design, and construction support services of airport pavement on multiple projects associated with the $5 billion LAX Modernization Program. She was also a peer reviewer for both the Midfield Satellite Concourse (MSC) Program at the LAX and the Runway & Taxiway Rehabilitation Project at the London Gatwick. Dr. Chou currently serves as the Senior Project Manager, Aviation, at ATKINS. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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    Chandra Bhat,
    Ph.D., M.ASCE, Appointed Member
    Dr. Bhat has a joint appointment between the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (CAEE) and the Department of Economics at The University of Texas at Austin. He is a world-renowned expert in the area of transportation and urban policy design, with far-reaching implications for public health, energy dependence, greenhouse gas emissions, and societal quality of life. Methodologically, he has been a pioneer in the formulation and use of statistical and econometric methods to analyze human choice behavior. His current research includes the social and environmental aspects of transportation, safety and planning implications of connected and automated smart transportation systems (CASTS), and data science and predictive analytics.

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    Sean Corcoran,
    P.E., M.ASCE, Appointed Member
    Mr. Corcoran, a Project Engineer at Toole Design Group, is a licensed Civil Engineer with a broad range of experience in civil, site development, and infrastructure projects. He has served as a designer and a client-representative on construction sites for projects ranging from roadways to runways to bridge structures. Mr. Corcoran is an active member of Engineers Without Borders-USA and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Mr. Corcoran holds a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of North Florida.