Tom Roadcap

Graduate Research Assistant
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B-118 Newmark Engineering Laboratory, MC-250
205 N. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801

Tel: (217) 244-6063
Email: <roadcap2> at


2017 B.S. (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Minor in Music), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Professional Interests

Tom Roadcap is currently pursuing his Master's Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research focuses on the design and field use of track infrastructure components. His previous railroad experience includes internships at the Canadian National and Union Pacific railroads. He is also a former AREMA Student Chapter president and active drummer in local bands. He is a strong believer in the therapeutic value of good coffee and long walks.


Latest Publications

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Lin, X., J.R. Edwards, M.S. Dersch, T.A. Roadcap and C.J. Ruppert, Jr. 2017. Load quantification of the wheel-rail interface of rail vehicles for the infrastructure of light rail, heavy rail, and commuter rail transit. Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit. doi: 10.1177/0954409716684266.

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