Director of the Trenchless Technology Center & Associate Professor, Louisiana Tech University
Dr. Matthews has over 15 years of experience in the rehabilitation and inspection of infrastructure systems. He is the Director of the Trenchless Technology Center (TTC) and an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Technology at Louisiana Tech University. Prior to rejoining the TTC, he served as the Pipe Renewal Service Line Manager at Pure Technologies providing clients with guidance on the selection and use of trenchless rehabilitation technologies. Prior to joining Pure, he served as Battelle’s Water Infrastructure Management Lead, where he led multiple water and sewer infrastructure research studies. Prior to joining Battelle, he led multiple projects at the TTC relating to the development of automated decision support systems for technology selection. He has also been involved in numerous projects relating to condition assessment technology selection and field evaluation of trenchless rehabilitation technologies.
He has given more than 130 conference presentations and authored more than 180 publications in the area of trenchless technology for which he has received two International Society for Trenchless Technology (ISTT) No-Dig Awards (2005, 2012) and a North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) Outstanding Paper Award (2015). He has been an active member of NASTT since 2003, serving on the No-Dig Program Committee and various other committees. He also serves as a NASTT Course Instructor for both the Laterals Good Practices and Intro to Trenchless Technology – Rehabilitation Good Practices Courses. In 2013, he was awarded the NASTT Trent Ralston Award for Young Trenchless Achievement. He is also an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and American Water Works Association (AWWA) and he currently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for Trenchless Technology Magazine. He also serves as an Associate Editor for the ASCE Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice.