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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

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



•    Researcher of The Year Award, ASCE New Jersey Section Central Jersey Branch, 2023
•    Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, ASCE, 2022
•    New Jersey DOT Research Implementation Award, 2021
•    Emerging Outstanding Academic, Academy of Pavement Science and Engineering (APSE), 2021
•    Applied Energy Highly Cited Paper Awards, 2020
•    Theodore von Karman Fellowship, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, 2020
•    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



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



Dr. Wang’s general research is in the field of sustainable, smart, and resilient built environment. His recent research focuses on developing sustainable, resilient, and smart pavement and transportation infrastructure using innovative materials, computational modeling, and data analytics. He is a fellow of Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) of ASCE and the recipient of ASCE Huber Award in 2022.