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Ernie Heymsfield Elected to Four-Year Position on T&DI Board of Governors

Monday, April 17, 2017

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Ernie Heymsfield, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE has been elected to T&DI's Board of Governors for a 4-year term of office, effective October 1, 2017.  In his first year on the Board of Governors, Dr. Heymsfield will serve as Treasurer. On October 1, 2019, he will become T&DI's 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.

Dr. Heymsfield has been an ASCE member since 1993. His involvement with T&DI began in 2006 after becoming a member of the T&DI Airfield Pavement committee. He served as the Committee Vice Chair from 2008-2010, and as the Committee Chair from 2010-2012. In 2011, he began service as T&DI Aviation Council Chair for a period of four years. He also serves as the Vice Chair of the Transportation Research Board's Aircraft/Airport Compatibility Committee. Heymsfield, who earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees at the Polytechnic Institute of New York, received his Ph.D. from the City University of New York.