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Thomas C. Sheahan

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Office of the Dean
Training Core Leader, PROTECT Center
617.373.3995
230 Snell Engineering Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Education

  • Sc.D., Civil Engineering, M.I.T., 1991
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, M.I.T., 1988
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Union College, 1981

Licensure

  • Professional Engineer: California and Massachusetts

Research & Scholarship Interests

Soft ground engineering, coastal adaptation, education and training for engineers and scientists
Affiliated With

Department Research Areas

College Research Initiatives

Honors & Awards

  • 2011 "Students Speak" Teaching Award
  • 2009 Northeastern College of Engineering Dean's Meritorious Service Award
  • 2009 ASTM Committee D-18, Special Service Award
  • 2008 ASTM Committee on Publications, Certificate of Appreciation
  • 2007 Tau Beta Pi National Capers and Marion McDonald Mentoring Award
  • 2006 Transportation Research Board, Certificate of Appreciation
  • 2004 Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 2003-2005, 2007-2009 ASCE student chapter co-advisor, National Certificates of Commendation
  • 2003 ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Eng'g Certificate of Appreciation
  • 2001 ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Eng'g Editorial Board Member Exemplary Service Award
  • 2001 Bright Idea Award, Professional Organizational and Development Network in Higher Education (for Jonas Chalk columns)
  • 1999-2003 Member, Master Teacher Team, G.E. Fund Learning Excellence Initiative
  • 1997 Northeastern College of Engineering Teaching Award
  • 1986-1989 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship
  • 1984 Dept. of Defense Joint Service Commendation Medal
  • 1984 Member, unit receiving Dept. of the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal

 

Professional Affiliations

  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • ADSC: The International Association of Foundation Drilling
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • American Society for Testing and Materials
  • Chi Epsilon, Civil Engineering Honor Society
  • Sigma Xi, Research Honor Society
  • Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society
  • Transportation Research Board

Selected Publications

  • D. Meric, F. Hellweger, A.N. Alshawabkeh, T.C. Sheahan, Nonlinear Nonequilibrium One-Dimensional Large-Strain Consolidation-Coupled Contaminant Transport Model of Capped Sediments, American Society of Civil Engineers Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Enggineering, 143(8), 2017
  • S. Barbuto, T.C. Sheahan, J.P. Shine, A. Alshawabkeh, et al., Benchscale Assessment of the Efficacy of a Reactive Core Mat to Isolate PAH-spiked Aquatic Sediments, Soil and Sediment Contamination: An International Journal, 23(1), 2014
  • D. Meric, A.N. Alshawabkeh, J.P. Shine, T.C. Sheahan, Bioavailability of Hydrophobic Organic Compounds in Thin-Layered Sediments, Chemosphere, 103, 2014, 281-289
  • M.A. Kenney, E. Hamin, T.C. Sheahan, Reconceptualizing the Role of Infrastructure in Resilience, EOS Meeting Report, 95(33), 2014
  • D. Cheney, L. Rajicb, E. Sly, D. Meric, T.C. Sheahan, Uptake of PCBs Contained in Marine Sediments by the Green Macroalga Ulva Rigida, Marine Pollution Bulletin, 88(1-2), 2014, 207-214

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October 20, 2015

Parent/Family night was a success on Friday October 16, 2015 where students, families, faculty, and staff all came together in the Snell Engineering building. Some highlights include touring...

September 30, 2015

CEE Professor Thomas Sheahan and his colleagues in Sustainable Adaptive Gradients in the Coastal Environment (SAGE) were featured in the ASCE Civil Engineering Magazine for "Coastal Protection...

October 27, 2014

Parents night was a success on Friday October 24, 2014 where students, parents, faculty and staff all came together in the Snell Engineering building. Some highlights include touring engineering...