Dr. Tom Skarpas
Dr. Tom Skarpas Professor
Teaching Areas
Research Interests

Professor, Department of Civil Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Tom Skarpas is a Professor in the Department of Civil Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, as well as the Chair of Pavement Engineering of the Pavement Engineering Section in the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at Delft University of Technology, in the Netherlands.

He is an active member of a number of organizations, the chairman of the ISAP Technical Committee on Constitutive Modeling of Asphaltic Materials and has been the secretary of the RILEM Technical Committee on Cracking in Asphalt Pavements and the chairman of the FHWA Expert Task Group on Fundamental Properties and Advanced Modeling of Bituminous Materials.

Dr. Skarpas is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Pavement Engineering and an editorial board member of various professional journals.

He is the recipient of an MTS Professorship from the University of Minnesota, and Adjunct Professorships from Harbin Institute of Technology and South East University in China, the IACMAG Excellence Award and is an honorary member of the Italian Society of Infrastructural Engineering. He has organized several international conferences, workshops, and seminars.

  • PhD, Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)
  • MSc, University of Canterbury (New Zealand)
  • BSc, McGill University (Canada)
Teaching Areas
  • Constitutive Modeling
  • pavement Mechanics & Design
  • Non-linear Finite Element Analysis Techniques
  • Mechanics of Multiphase Media
  • Fire Engineering
Research Interests
  • Constitutive modeling of infrastructural materials
  • Pavement mechanics & design
  • Chemo-mechanical modeling of ageing and healing in infrastructural materials
  • Contact mechanics
  • Modeling of moisture induced damage in infrastructural materials
  • Non-linear finite element analysis techniques
  • Mechanics of multiphase media
  • Fire engineering