Argonne National Laboratory

Thomas A. Wall

Infrastructure and Preparedness Analyst, Risk and Infrastructure Science Center, Global Security Sciences

Dr. Thomas Wall is an Infrastructure and Preparedness Analyst with the Risk and Infrastructure Science Center in Argonne National Laboratory’s Global Security Sciences Division. He currently leads Argonne’s Climate Impact Data and Decision Support effort, which aims to leverage Argonne’s deep capabilities in climate science and modeling, advanced computing, infrastructure risk analysis, and decision science to provide actionable climate impact information to industry, the engineering and planning communities, and to state and local governments.

He has extensive experience in the area of critical infrastructure analysis and protection, and has supported infrastructure analysis projects for the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and state and local governments. Notably, he has led efforts in DHS’ Regional Resilience Assessment Program (RRAP), which directly engages with communities and regional stakeholders to identify infrastructure risks and dependencies. Strategies are then developed to enhance the resilience of those systems to climate, natural disasters, and other hazards.

He received an Honors B.S. in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where his research focused on climate resilience, adaptation, and infrastructure management for transportation systems.