Dr. Thomas Wall is the Program Lead for Engineering & Applied Resilience in Argonne National Laboratory’s Decision and Infrastructure Sciences Division. 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 leads projects in DHS’ Regional Resiliency Assessment Program (RRAP), which engages directly with communities and regional stakeholders to identify infrastructure risks and dependencies, and then develops collaborative strategies that enhance the resilience of those systems. He also co-leads the Argonne Climate Risk and Resilience Studies (ACR2S) program, which is a collaboration with Argonne’s Environmental Sciences Division that 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.
Tom 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, with a focus in transportation systems engineering.