Hao Wang

Associate Professor and Graduate Director

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Office:RWH 428E

 Dr. Wang’s general research is in the field of sustainable, smart, and resilient built environment. His recent research focuses on: 1) multi-scale modeling and characterization of pavement material; 2) development of multi-functional infrastructure material; 3) sustainable and smart pavement in highway and airfield; 4) life-cycle analysis and assessment and pavement management system. His research has been sponsored by a number of Federal, State, and local transportation agencies. He has authored or co-authored more than 150 journal and conference publications in the areas of pavement engineering and infrastructure material. 


Ph.D., Civil Engineering; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana: 2011
M.S., Civil Engineering; Virginia Tech, Blacksburg: 2006
M.S., Transportation Engineering; Southeast University, Nanjing, China: 2004
B.S., Civil Engineering; Southeast University, Nanjing, China: 2001


  • Educator of The Year Award, ASCE New Jersey Section, 2019
  • Distinguished Research Award, Rutgers ASCE Chapter, School of Engineering, 2017
  • Outstanding Reviewer Recognition from Energy, Construction and Building Materials, Transportation Geotechnics, Journal of Cleaner Production, Transportation Research Part D, Industrial Crops and Products
  • AASHTO High Value Research Award (Principal Investigator of the winning project), 2014
  • ASCE ExCEEd Fellowship for Faculty, ASCE, 2012
  • Dwight David Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), 2008
  • First Prize, Airport Operation and Maintenance Design Challenge, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), 2008
  • Runner-up, K. B. Woods Award for Best Paper in Design and Construction Group, Transportation Research Board of National Academies, 2008

Professional Affiliations

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part B: Pavements, ASCE
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Testing and Evaluation, ASTM
  • Editorial Board Member, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
  • Editor, Mathematic Problems in Engineering, Hindawi
  • Editor, Advances in Civil Engineering, Hindawi
  • Chair, Pavement Mechanics Committee, ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute, 2019-2020
  • Member of TRB and ASCE technical committees

Research Interests

  • Vehicle-pavement-environment interaction
  • Multi-scale and multi-physics modeling
  • Sustainable infrastructure material
  • Life-cycle assessment and analysis