Dr. Shenghua Wu, LEED AP

Assistant Professor
Civil Engineering/Pavement Engineering

Research Interests
My research interests included sustainable transportation infrastructure, pavement material characterization, green asphalt technologies (e.g. warm mix asphalt), pavement design and modeling, nondestructive and advanced performance testing, recycled and reclaimed materials evaluation, pavement rehabilitation and maintenance, and smart and resilient civil engineering material design.


Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Washington State University
M.S. Civil Engineering, Hunan University
B.S. Civil Engineering, Central South University of Forestry and Technology


Peer-reviewed Journals


1.    L. Liu, S. Wu*, G. Yao, J. Zhang, L. Montalvo, and O. Tahri. (2021). Developing In-Situ Permeability and Air Voids Requirements for Open-Graded Friction Course Pavement: Case Study. International Journal of Civil Engineering. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40999-021-00650-8

2.    S. Wu*, and L. Montalvo. (2021). Repurposing Waste Plastics into Cleaner Asphalt Pavement Materials: A Critical Literature Review. Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 280. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.124355

3.    S. Wu*, O. Tahri, S. Shen, W. Zhang, and B. Muhunthan. (2021). Environmental Impact Evaluation and Long-term Rutting Resistance Performance of Warm Mix Asphalt Technologies. Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 278. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.123938

4.    R. Zhang, W. Zhang*, S. Shen, S. Wu, and Y. Zhang. (2021). Evaluation of the Correlations between Laboratory Measured Material Properties with Field Cracking Performance for Asphalt Pavement. Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 301. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2021.124126

5.    S. Zha*, S. Wu, and J. Estis. Using Team-based Learning to Promote Engineering Students’ Performance and Self-efficacy in a Technical Writing Class. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication (Accepted in May, 2021). 10.1109/TPC.2021.3110619

6.    K. Yan, H. Lan, Z. Duan, W. Liu, L. You, S. Wu, and M. Miljković. (2021). Mechanical Performance of Asphalt Rejuvenated with Various Vegetable Oils. Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 293, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2021.123485

7.    W. Zhang*, X. Chen, S. Shen, L. N. Mohammad, B. Cui, S. Wu, and A. Khan. (2021). Investigation of Field Rut Depth of Asphalt Pavements Using Hamburg Wheel Tracking Test. Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part B: Pavements, Vol. 147, Issue 1. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/JPEODX.0000250

See More


EG 101 Introduction to Engineering and Design

EG 283: Statics

EG 284 Dynamics

EG 315: Mechanics of Materials

EG 360: Fluid Mechanics

CE 314/315: Civil Engineering Materials

CE 384/385: Structural Analysis

CE 432: Senior Design

CE 490/590: Pavement Design

CE 490/590: Advanced Characterization of Transportation Materials