Thomas Nicholas II, Ph.D, P.E.

Thomas Nicholas II
Undergraduate Coordinator for Civil Engineering Technology
Phone: 
704-687-5052
Fax: 
704-687-6653
Degrees & Professional Registration: 
  • PhD. in Infrastructure and Environmental Systems, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, 2010
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering , West Virginia University, Morgantown WV, 2001
  • B. S. in Civil Engineering , West Virginia University, Morgantown WV, 1998
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering Technology, Fairmont State College, Fairmont, WV, 1996
  • EIT
Other Professional Appointments: 
  • Fairmont State University, Department of Engineering Technology, Assistant Professor, 2002-2005
  • Fairmont State University, Department of Engineering Technology, Instructor, 2000-2002
  • West Virginia Department of Highways, Bridge Design, Bridge Engineer, 1999-2000
  • Fairmont State University, Research Associate, 1995-1996
  • Bridge Consultant, 2000-present
  • Geodetic Consultant, 2004-present
  • Assistant Director of the Transportation Technician Program, 2003-2005
  • Assistant Director of the Transportation Technician Certification Program, 2003-2005
Research Grants: 
  • CO-PI, "Highway Transportation Training Program," WVDOH ($2,250,000), 2000-2005
  • CO-PI, "Highway Transportation Certification Program," WVDOH ($350,000), 2002-2005
Recent Publications: 
  • Nicholas, T., Barth, K, and Boyajian, D. "A Simplified Approach to Designing Bridge Substructures", International Journal of Environmental and Geotechnical Engineering, 2008.
  • Nicholas, Stilgenbauer, Brizendine, "MicroStation® Applications for Highway and Transportation Structures Design as Part of the Software Series in Civil Engineering Technology Independent Learning Program at Fairmont State College", Proceedings ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Nashville, Tennessee, 2003
  • Stilgenbauer, Nicholas, Brizendine, "Scheduling Transportation Projects Using Primavera Project Planner As Part of the Software Series in Civil Engineering Technology Independent Learning Experiment at Fairmont State College", Journal of Engineering Technology, 2001.
  • Russell, Gene, and Nicholas, Thomas, (2001), "Trials and Tribulations of Teaching an On-line, Live, Interactive Internet Course," American Society for Engineering Education, National 2001 ASEE Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Nicholas, T., Brizendine, A., "Community Service Projects as Integrated Undergraduate Learning Experiences", Proceedings ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2007
Honors & Awards: 
  • Who's Who in Engineering (2002)