Dr. Shenghua Wu, PE, LEED AP

Dr. Shenghua Wu, PE, LEED AP

Associate Professor
Department of Civil, Coastal, and Environmental Engineering


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

Research Interests

My research interests included sustainable transportation infrastructure, pavement material characterization, green asphalt technologies (e.g. warm/cold mix asphalt), pavement design and modeling, nondestructive and advanced performance testing, recycled and reclaimed materials evaluation, pavement rehabilitation and maintenance, microplastics and nanoplastics, and interdisciplinary approach to address environmental issues. 



1.    S. Wu*, O. Tahri, C. Spell, and L. Montalvo. (2022). Lessons Learnt from A Case Study: Forensic Evaluation of Field Performance of 100% Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement Cold Mix with Rejuvenator in A Low Volume Road. Journal of Transportation Engineering: Part B, Pavements. 

2.    S. Wu*, O. Tahri, C. Spell, and I. Adkins. (2022). Case Study: Characterization of Short-term Field Aged Asphalt Binders in Cold Mix Asphalt Pavement. Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 324. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2022.126643

3.    K. Yan*, L. Li, L. Xiao, K. Liu, L. You, J. Ou, and S. Wu. Conversion of Municipal Solid Waste Incineration Bottom Ash in Bituminous Pavements. ASTM Advance in Civil Engineering Materials, accepted on 1/31/2022.


4.    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

5.    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

6.    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

7.    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

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

9.    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

10.   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

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  • 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 and Lab
  • CE 384/385: Structural Analysis and Lab
  • CE 432: Senior Design
  • CE 490/590: Pavement Design
  • CE 490/590: Advanced Characterization of Transportation Materials