Carnegie Mellon University

Craig Philip

Craig Philip

Research Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering at Vanderbilt University

Dr. Philip's research focus is on infrastructure sustainability and transport policy, with a particular focus on transportation system resilience, climate adaptation and carrier safety management. Since joining the faculty at Vanderbilt he has secured and helped direct research projects for the US DOT, US Coast Guard, the National Waterways Foundation and Marad, the Department of Homeland Security, PHMSA, the American Bureau of Shipping and others.

Prior to joining Vanderbilt, he was President/CEO of Ingram Barge Company, the largest US marine transport carrier. In addition to Ingram, Philip's career included work in the rail and intermodal sectors for Conrail and Southern Pacific Railroad.

He is currently Chairman of the National Academy of Science's Marine Board, a member of TRB's Executive Committee, and on the Boards of the National Waterways Foundation and the Seamen's Church Institute. He has served as Chairman of multiple maritime groups including the AWO, NWC and NWF, was a US Commissioner of PIANC, Chaired the US Chamber of Commerce's Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and was a founding member of USDOT's National Freight Advisory Committee and the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Committee.

Dr. Philip earned his doctorate in Civil Engineering from MIT and his bachelor's degree from Princeton. He is a Board Certified member of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering