He makes a lot of noise

Tim TylerTim Tyler

Trine University - Allen School of Engineering and Technology

B.S. and M.S. West Virginia University., Ph.D. Virginia Tech

260.665.4821  |  email

Although I have worked as a consulting civil engineer in the Midwest and on the East Coast, I enjoy being a civil engineering educator the most. Why? Because it is incredible to me to see young freshmen entering college with no idea of what civil engineering is about, and to see them progress to gain a solid understanding of the profession′s basics. My focus is geotechnical engineering, which deals with the application of soil mechanics. Young civil engineering students are stunned to find the importance of knowing the technical side of dirt!

I enjoy XBOX, reading classic literature, relic hunting and operating a weather station with data feeds to the Internet. I am an amateur astronomer, have played drums in church bands and collect bird data used by ornithologists for research. I thoroughly enjoy gardening and cruising in my shiny red Mustang.