Advisory Board

Professor Wilfrid A. Nixon

Wilfrid A. Nixon, Ph.D., P.E. is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Iowa and is President at Asset Insight Technologies, LLC.
Wilf is a professional engineer who teaches civil engineering (with an emphasis on transportation issues) at the University of Iowa. He is co-owner of a small engineering consulting agency and he provides expert witness services related to crashes in winter weather. He has done extensive training of winter maintenance personnel and is leading research into ways of minimizing the effects of inclement weather on surface transportation. He is also examining how the technological singularity (and the advance of technology in general) is going to impact society and all technology-based companies.
He authored The Potential of Friction as a Tool for Winter Maintenance, and coauthored Viscoelastic behavior of 80In15Pb5Ag and 50Sn50Pb alloys: Experiment and modeling, A Guide for Selecting Anti-Icing Chemicals, Version 1.0, Role of Performance Specifications in Developing a Quality Control System for Winter Maintenance, Developing a Storm Severity Index, Field Measurements of Plow Loads During Ice Removal Operations, Ice Melting Performance for Ice-Control Chemicals, and Field Measurements of Ice Scraping Loads on Front Mounted Plow Blades.
Wilf earned his B.A. in Engineering in 1981, his M.A. in Engineering in 1985, and his Ph.D. in Engineering in 1985 — all at Cambridge University. He is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Transportation Research Board, and American Society for Engineering Education.
Read Less road salt, more carbs? and Sustainability hard to measure in road maintenance. Read his LinkedIn profile and his blog. Follow his Twitter feed.