International Organizing Committee


Tom Papagiannakis, Ph.D.
University of Texas at San Antonio


Dr. Papagiannakis is a Professor of Civil Engineering with an academic career spanning over 30 years at Washington State University and at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he served as the Dept. Chair between 2006 and 2015. His area of expertise is pavement engineering, specializing in structural pavement analysis, asphaltic material characterization and energy harvesting. He has contributed over 200 journal and conference publications in this area.
In addition, he has co-authored the textbook Pavement Design and Materials published by Wiley and Sons in 2008, which is in its fourth printing. He has served as the lead investigator in many national studies funded by NCHRP, FHWA and ASCE, as well as a multitude of studies funded by the Washington State DOT and the Texas DOT with a total budget of over $8m. He recently concluded a Texas DOT funded study dealing with the calibration of the Texas M-E and the AASHTOWare® M-E pavement design for Texas.
Currently, he is the PI of a City of San Antonio funded study on the water quality benefits of permeable pavements. He is an active member of the GI, T&DI, ISSMGE, ISAP, TRB and serves as an Associate Editor for ASCE’s Transportation Engineering/Pavements Journal. He co-chairs the joint GI-T&DI pavement awards sub-committee, which has been very successful in promoting pavement engineering research. He holds a PhD degree from the University of Waterloo, he is a Fellow of the ASCE and a registered Professional Engineer in Texas. He has co-chaired several international conferences, including 3DFEM 2005 (Delft, NLD), ICTI 2014 (Pisa, IT), ICONFBPM 2019 (Thessaloniki, GR), and AM3P 2020 (San Antonio, TX).