AET welcomes Principal Civil Engineer Derek Tompkins, PhD

Apr 05, 2017

Derek Tompkins For The Web.jpgAET has welcomed Derek Tompkins, PhD to their Saint Paul office as a Principal Civil Engineer in our Pavement Department.  

Derek holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota and has over 12 years of experience in engineering research and implementation, primarily focusing on pavement engineering.

He has served as a lead researcher on a wide range of projects funded by agencies such as the Strategic Highway Research Program, the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, the Federal Highway Administration, the Association of American State Highway Transportation Officials, and state departments of transportation.

“We appreciate someone with Derek’s credentials and varied experience,” says President David Rettner, PE. “His ability to utilize complex analytical models to derive practical, implementable solutions fits perfectly with the type of service and solutions we provide to our clients.”

Derek can be reached via email at dtompkins(at)


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