Dr. Heaslip works with and advises Dr. Louisell in True Elements’ science and AI team. Dr. Heaslip is the Director of the Center for Transportation Research at the University of Tennessee Knoxville and a Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.
Previously, Dr. Heaslip held faculty positions at Virginia Tech and Utah State University. Dr. Heaslip was an Appointed Member of the Resilient America Roundtable of the National Academy of Science from 2014-2020. An expert in risk assessment, infrastructure resilience, and critical infrastructure cybersecurity, Dr. Heaslip has been awarded over $21 million in research grants and contracts from federal governments, state governments, and industry.
He has over 150 peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings, and technical reports and has conducted research for federal, state, local government agencies, and industrial partners. Dr. Heaslip received a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.