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


A. Peer-reviewed Journals

1. S. Wu*, L. Liu, G. Yao, J. Zhang, and O. Tahri. Laboratory Investigation of an Alternative Permeability Indicator to Determine Optimal Maintenance Timing for Open-Graded Friction Course. Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2020, Vol. 2674, pp. 165-177. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198120912731

2. S. Wu*, S. Zha, and S. Mattson. Integrating Team-based Learning Modules to Improve Civil Engineering Students’ Technical Writing Skills. ASCE Journal of Civil Engineering Education, Vol. 146, Issue 3, 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)EI.2643-9115.0000016

3. L. Liu, G. Yao, J. Zhang, and S. Wu*. Evaluation of Long-Term Permeability Performance of In-Service Open-Graded Friction Course and Effect of Cleaning on the Its Permeability Restoration. Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part B: Pavements, 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/JPEODX.0000153

4. K. Yan*, G. Li, L. You, Y, Zhou, and S. Wu. Performance Assessments of Open-Graded Cement Stabilized Macadam Containing Recycled Aggregate. Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 233, 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.117326

5. K. Yan*, M. Zhang, L. You, S. Wu, and H. Ji. Performance and Optimization of Castor Beans-based Bio-asphalt and European Rock-asphalt Modified Asphalt Binder, Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 240, 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.117951

6. K. Yan, H. Sun, L. You, and S. Wu. Characteristics of waste tire rubber (WTR) and amorphous poly alpha olefin (APAO) compound modified porous asphalt mixtures. Construction and Building Materials, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.119071

7. L. Liu, S. Wu*, W. Xie, and G. Yao. Numerical Analysis of Rehabilitated Concrete Pavement Using Crack-And-Seating Technique. International Journal of Pavement Engineering, 2019. DOI: 10.1080/10298436.2019.1673389

8. S. Wu*, and O. Tahri. State-of-Art Carbon and Graphene Family Nanomaterials for Asphalt Modification. Road Materials and Pavement Design, 2019, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14680629.2019.1642946

9. S. Wu*, W. Zhang, S. Shen, and B. Muhunthan. Field Performance of Foaming Warm Mix Asphalt Pavement. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2019, Vol. 2673, Issue No.3, pp. 281-294. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198119832885

10.W. Zhang*, S. Shen, S. Wu, J. Xue, X. Chen, and L. N. Mohammad. Effects of In-place Volumetric Properties on Field Rutting and Cracking Resistance of Asphalt Pavement, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Vol. 31, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0002767

See More


EG 283: Statics

EG 315: Mechanics of Materials

EG 360: Fluid Mechanics

CE 314/315: Civil Engineering Materials

CE 490/590: Pavement Design

EG 101 Introduction to Engineering and Design,

EG 284 Dynamics,

CE 490/590 Advanced Characterization of Transportation Materials