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POSITION: President - EPIC, Inc.
SPECIALIZATION: Pavement Engineering
Site Characterization
Field Testing
Non-Invasive Evaluations
REGISTRATION: Professional Engineer, Texas, Certificate # 69588
EDUCATION: Ph.D. Civil Engineering (Geotechnical), University of Florida, 1985
M.E. Civil Engineering (Construction), University of Florida, 1982
B.C.E. Civil Engineering, Auburn University, 1978
EXPERIENCE: 2004 - Present: EPIC, Inc., Tomball, TX, President. Directs operations and business development for the company. Provides oversight to ensure technical products are accurate and timely.

1997 - 2004: Applied Research Associates, Inc., Tyndall AFB, FL, Principal Engineer. Directed research and development for airfield pavements and air base facilities. Provided technical assistance on geotechnical, pavements, and airfield issues throughout the United States Air Force (USAF). Performed structural and surface evaluations of airfield pavements throughout the USAF.

1995 - 1997: USAF, Air Force Technical Coordinator for Civil Engineering, US Army WES, Vicksburg, MS. Developed, marketed, and lead CE research and technology advancement programs. Responsible for civil engineering technology transfer between the two services. Directed $3 million budget for pavement technology development programs jointly executed by the Army and Air Force.

1991 - 1995: USAF, Deputy for Geotechnical Engineering/Associate Professor of CE, US Air Force Academy, CO. Oversaw four courses and three other faculty members within the department's geotechnical program. Course chairman for two of the four geotechnical courses.

1989 - 1991: USAF, Chief of Operations and Maintenance, 633rd CE Squadron, Andersen AFB, Guam. Supervised, directed, and controlled the activities of 450 personnel in the daily accomplishment of operations, maintenance, and repair of all Air Force facilities and utilities on the Island of Guam (1480 facilities). Responsibilities also included supervising environmental clean-up as incident commander for the Wing Spill Response Team.

1985 - 1989: USAF, Air Force Engineering and Services Center (AFESC), Chief - Pavement Evaluation Team. Provided technical assistance on geotechnical, pavements, and airfield issues throughout the USAF. Performed structural and surface evaluations of airfield pavements throughout the USAF.

1981 - 1985: USAF, Graduate Student in Civil Engineering, University of Florida.

1978 - 1981: USAF, Air Force Weapons Laboratory, Geotechnical Engineer. Designed, executed, and analyzed ground shock and cratering research projects for site characterization.

HONORS: Air Force Meritorious Service Medal (1991, 1995, and 1997)
Air Force Commendation Medal (1989)
Military Engineer of the Year (1987 and 1994)
Outstanding Academy Educator in Civil Engineering, 1993-1994
Commander's Award for Excellence, AFESC, 1989
Air Force Assoc. Company Grade Officer of the Year, AFESC, 1989

AFFILIATIONS: American Society of Civil Engineers
Military Officers Association of America
  (previously known as The Retired Officers Association)

  • Webster, S.L., R.W. Brown, and J.R. Porter, "Force Projection Site Evaluation Using the Electric Cone Penetrometer (ECP) and the Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (DCP)", Fourth International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads and Airfields, Minneapolis MN, July 1994.
  • Bush, A.J., R.W. Brown, and C.E. Bailey, "An Evaluation Procedure for Rigid Airfield Pavements", Fourth International Conference on Concrete Pavement Design and Rehabilitation, Purdue University, April 1989.
  • Over 50 technical reports related to geotechnical and pavement engineering
  • "Professor Training Course for Geosynthetics," Industrial Fabrics Association International, Auburn University, 27 June - 1 July 1994.
  • "Professor Training Course in Concrete Technology," American Concrete Pavement Association, Skokie IL, June 1993.
  • "Professor Training Course in Asphalt Technology," National Center for Asphalt Technology, Auburn University, June 1992.