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Thomas Seager

SUM/WTR Faculty Research
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3005
Lincoln Fellow
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3005
Associate Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3005
Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3005
Biography

Dr. Thomas P Seager is an Associate Professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering & the Built Environment at Arizona State University in Tempe AZ.  Dr. Seager leads research teams working at the boundaries of engineering and social science to understand innovation for resilient infrastructure systems, including the life-cycle environmental consequences of emerging energy technologies, novel approaches to teamwork and communication in socio-technical integrative settings, and engineering ethics education.  Current research sponsors include the National Science Foundation, the US Army Corp of Engineers, the Environmental Protection Agency, and several industry partners.  Dr. Seager is the Faculty Director of the Resource Innovation Solutions Network (RISN), a partnership of between ASU, City of Phoenix and other local municipalities for fostering circular, closed-loop economies. Additionally, Dr. Seager serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of two startup companies.  The first is eXperiential Sustainability Ethics Training (XSETGames, LLC) creates digital simulations for examining economic and ethical dimensions of wicked problems including pharmaceutical pricing, intergenerational equity, and the Tragedy of the Commons.  These simulations have been used by corporations, government agencies, and higher education clients, including dozens of Universities on three different continents.  The second is Building Integrated Solar Thermal Electricity Generation (BISTEG-USA, LLC), which is developing full-scale working sculptures that create electricity from sunlight without using photovoltaics.  BISTEG is currently working with the City of Adelaide, Australia to create a technology demonstration wall that will help realize their vision of becoming the first carbon neutral city in the world.  Lastly, Dr. Seager founded the non-profit Sustainability Conoscente Network as a mechanism for sharing knowledge related to systems approaches to sustainable technologies.  The Conoscente holds the International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technologies in May of every year issst2016.net).

Education

2001 PhD, Clarkson University (Potsdam NY)
1994 MS, Civil Engineering, Clarkson (Potsdam NY)
1987 BS Civil Engineering, Clarkson University (Potsdam NY)

 

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Research Interests

Graduate Faculty in Communication research areas: environmental decision analysis, sustainability theory, engineering ethics, environmental impacts of alternative energy, alternative fuels

Research Activity
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 300Engineering Business Practice
CEE 485Sustainable CEE Systems Engrg
CEE 492Honors Directed Study
CEE 493Honors Thesis
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
CEE 580Practicum
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 598Special Topics
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 300Engineering Business Practice
CEE 492Honors Directed Study
CEE 493Honors Thesis
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 591Seminar
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 300Engineering Business Practice
CEE 485Sustainable CEE Systems Engrg
CEE 492Honors Directed Study
CEE 493Honors Thesis
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 598Special Topics
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 300Engineering Business Practice
CEE 492Honors Directed Study
CEE 493Honors Thesis
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
CEE 580Practicum
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 591Seminar
CEE 592Research
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
SOS 799Dissertation
CEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 300Engineering Business Practice
CEE 394Special Topics
CEE 485Sustainable CEE Systems Engrg
CEE 492Honors Directed Study
CEE 493Honors Thesis
CEE 494Special Topics
CEE 498Pro-Seminar
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 591Seminar
CEE 592Research
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 598Special Topics
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 300Engineering Business Practice
CEE 492Honors Directed Study
CEE 493Honors Thesis
CEE 494Special Topics
CEE 498Pro-Seminar
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
CEE 580Practicum
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 591Seminar
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
SOS 598Special Topics
CEE 598Special Topics
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
SOS 799Dissertation
EPD 799Dissertation
CEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 498Pro-Seminar
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
SOS 799Dissertation
CEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 300Engineering Business Practice
CEE 485Sustainable CEE Systems Engrg
CEE 492Honors Directed Study
CEE 493Honors Thesis
CEE 494Special Topics
CEE 498Pro-Seminar
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
SOS 598Special Topics
CEE 598Special Topics
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
EPD 792Research
CEE 792Research
SOS 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 300Engineering Business Practice
CEE 492Honors Directed Study
CEE 493Honors Thesis
CEE 494Special Topics
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
CEE 580Practicum
CEE 590Reading and Conference
SOS 591Seminar
CEE 591Seminar
CEE 592Research
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 598Special Topics
SOS 598Special Topics
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
SOS 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
SOS 799Dissertation
CEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 300Engineering Business Practice
CEE 498Pro-Seminar
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
CEE 584Internship
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
SOS 792Research
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 300Engineering Business Practice
CEE 485Sustainable CEE Systems Engrg
CEE 492Honors Directed Study
CEE 493Honors Thesis
CEE 494Special Topics
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 598Special Topics
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
SOS 792Research
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
SOS 799Dissertation
CEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 300Engineering Business Practice
CEE 492Honors Directed Study
CEE 493Honors Thesis
CEE 494Special Topics
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
CEE 580Practicum
CEE 590Reading and Conference
SOS 591Seminar
CEE 591Seminar
CEE 592Research
CEE 595Continuing Registration
SOS 598Special Topics
CEE 598Special Topics
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
SOS 792Research
SOS 799Dissertation
CEE 799Dissertation