Faculty Profile

Erol Tutumluer

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Erol Tutumluer
Erol Tutumluer
Professor
1205 Newmark Civil Engineering Bldg
205 N. Mathews
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 333-8637

Administrative Titles

  • Paul Fraser Kent Faculty Scholar
  • Director of International Programs

Primary Research Area

  • Transportation Engineering

Education

  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1995
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1993
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, Duke University, 1991
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Bogazici University, 1989

Biography

Erol Tutumluer holds a B.S. (Bogazici University 1989), two M.S. degrees (Duke University 1991 and Georgia Tech 1993), and a Ph.D. (Georgia Tech 1995), all in civil engineering. He has been on the faculty of the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois since 1996. In October 2006, Dr. Tutumluer was recognized as the Paul F. Kent Endowed Faculty Scholar for his research accomplishments in the CEE department. Professor Tutumluer also serves as the Director of International Programs for the department.

Dr. Tutumluer has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in transportation soils engineering, subgrade soil and aggregate behavior and stabilization, introduction to transportation engineering, pavement analysis and design, and airport facilities design.

Dr. Tutumluer has served as an investigator on over 65 research projects with grants received from Federal agencies including FHWA, FAA, FRA, US Army Corps of Engineers, NCHRP, NEXTRANS and NURAIL University Transportation Center, and NSF; state agencies including numerous single grants from Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina and Minnesota DOTs and pool-funded research contributions from 5 other state DOTs; and private/industry. Dr. Tutumluer has authored and co-authored over 250 peer reviewed publications from his research projects. Dr. Tutumluer is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the new Transportation Geotechnics Elsevier journal and he is the Chair of the ISSMGE Technical Committee 202 on Transportation Geotechnics. Dr. Tutumluer served as the Chair of the ASCE Geo-Institute’s Pavements Committee in 2006-2012. Dr. Tutumluer is currently the Chair of the AFP70 Mineral Aggregates and an active affiliate of the Transportation Research Board (TRB). He was the 2000 recipient of the TRB’s Fred Burgraff award for Excellence in Transportation Research; he also received TRB’s Geology and Earth Materials Section Best Paper Awards in 2009 and 2012.  

Academic Positions

  • Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois Aug. 2008- present
  • Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois Aug. 2002-Aug. 2008
  • Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois Aug. 1996-Aug. 2002
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Illinois Jan. 1996-Aug. 1996

Major Consulting Activities

  • eRoads, L.L.C., Glendale, California
  • Istanbul Asphalt Plants Industry and Trading, Inc. (ISFALT), Istanbul, Turkey
  • Luck Stone Corporation, Richmond, Virginia
  • Marino Engineering Associates, Inc., Urbana, Illinois
  • Naksan Holding, Plastic Industries, Gaziantep, Turkey
  • National Cooperative Highway Research Program, National Academies, Washington, DC Consultant for the 2011 NCHRP Synthesis, Topic 43-03 Granular Aggregate Base Practices
  • National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA), Alexandria, Virginia
  • Tensar International, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia
  • Union Pacific Railroad Company, Omaha, Nebraska
  • US Army Corps of Engineers, Airfield & Pavement Division, Vicksburg, Mississippi

Professional Registrations

  • Engineer-In-Training Certificate #17435, Georgia 1995

Research Interests

  • Use of nontraditional computational techniques: artificial intelligence techniques and use of neural networks and genetic algorithms for transportation infrastructure modeling
  • Subgrade soils/aggregate materials stabilization and recycling
  • Use of geosynthetics in pavements and railroad track substructure
  • Mechanistic based designs of airport/highway pavements and railroad track
  • Size and shape determination of geo-materials using image analysis techniques
  • Testing and modeling/characterization of pavement/railroad track geo-materials ￿ soils and aggregates
  • Investigation of nonlinear, anisotropic, and stress path dependent behavior of pavement and railroad track

Books Authored or Co-Authored (Original Editions)

Books Edited or Co-Edited (Original Editions)

  • Editor-in-Chief, Transportation Geotechnics, a new Engineering Journal by Elsevier, 2014 (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/transportation-geotechnics/)
  • Recent Advances in Environmental Vibration, Proceedings Book of the 6th International Symposium on Environmental Vibration (ISEV2013), held in Shanghai, Tongji University in November, 2013; Edited by Gao Guangyun, Tutumluer, E., and Chen, Yunmin, China Scientific Books (ISBN/ISSN: 756085303X, 2013-10)
  • Advances in Environmental Vibration, Hardcover Proceedings Book of the 5th International Symposium on Environmental Vibration (ISEV2011), held in Chengdu, China, on October 20-22, 2011; Edited by Zhai, W., Takemiya, H., De Roeck, G., and Tutumluer, E., Science Press USA, Inc. (ISBN: 978-7-03-032373-6, 894 pages, 2011)
  • International Journal of Pavement Engineering Special Issue on Multi-scale Characterization and Modeling of Stone-based Infrastructure Materials, Guest Editors Linbing Wang and Erol Tutumluer, Taylor and Francis, Vol. 11, No. 5 (ISSN 1029-8436, pp. 331-439, October 2010)
  • ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 203, entitled, Paving Materials and Pavement Analysis, Proceedings Book of the ASCE Geo-Institute GeoShanghai 2010 International Conference, held in Shanghai, China, on June 3-5, 2010. Sponsored by the Pavements Committee and Edited by Baoshan Huang, Erol Tutumluer, Imad L. Al-Qadi, Jorge Prozzi, and Xiang Shu (ISBN: 978-0-7844-1104-9, pages: 592, 2010)
  • Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields, Two-Volume Hardcover and CD-ROM Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields, Champaign, Illinois, USA, June 29￿July 2, 2009; Edited by Erol Tutumluer and Imad Al-Qadi, 1600 pages (ISBN: 978-0-415-87199- 0, 2009)
  • ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 169, entitled, Soil and Material Inputs for Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design, Proceedings CD-ROM of the ASCE Geo-Institute GeoDenver Congress, New Peaks in Geotechnics, held in Denver, Colorado, on February 18-21, 2007. Sponsored by the Pavements Committee and Edited by Erol Tutumluer, Laith Tashman, and Halil Ceylan (ISBN-13 978-0-7844- 0897-1, 2007)
  • ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 154, entitled, Pavement Mechanics and Performance, Proceedings Book of the ASCE Geo-Institute GeoShanghai Conference, held in Shanghai, China, on June 6-8, 2006. Sponsored by the Pavements Committee and Edited by Baoshan Huang, Roger Meier, Jorge Prozzi, and Erol Tutumluer (ISBN: 0-7844-0866-1, pages: 300, 2006)
  • ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 130, entitled, Advances In Pavement Engineering, Proceedings CD-ROM of the ASCE Geo-Institute Geo-Frontiers Conference, held in Austin, Texas, on January 24-26, 2005. Sponsored by the Pavements Committee, Edited by Charles W. Schwartz, Erol Tutumluer, and Laith Tashman (ISBN: 0-7844-0769-X, 2005)
  • ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 123, entitled, Recent Advances in Materials Characterization and Modeling of Pavement Systems, Proceedings Book of the Pavement Mechanics Symposium at the 15th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference (EM2002), held at Columbia University, New York, on June 4, 2002. Edited by Erol Tutumluer, Yacoub M. Najjar, and Eyad Masad (ISBN: 0-7844- 0709-6, pages: 241, 2004)

Selected Articles in Journals

  • (26)(Shanghai Best Paper Prize) Qian, Y., Tutumluer, E., Mishra, D., and Kazmee, H. ￿Behavior of Geogrid Reinforced Ballast at Different Levels of Degradation,￿ In CD-ROM Proceedings of the GeoShanghai 2014, Ground Improvement and Geosynthetics, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 238, Edited by J. Han, A.J. Puppala, S.-L. Shen, S. Oztoprak, and J. Huang, Shanghai, China, May 26-28, ISBN 978-0-7844-1340-1, pp. 333-342, 2014.
  • (25) Xiao, Y., Tutumluer, E., and Qian, Y. ￿DEM Approach for Engineering Aggregate Gradation and Shape Properties Influencing Mechanical Behavior of Unbound Aggregate Materials,￿ In CD-ROM Proceedings of the ASCE Geo-Institute Geo-Congress 2014, Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 234, Edited by M. Abu-Farsakh, X. Yu, and L.R. Hoyos, Atlanta, Georgia, February 23-26, ISBN 978-0-7844-1327-2, pp. 2898-2910, 2014.
  • (24) Titi, H., Tabatabai, H., Faheem, A., Druckrey, A., Tutumluer, E., and Bautista, E. ￿Evaluation of Compacted Aggregate Base Course Layers,￿ In CD-ROM Proceedings of the ASCE Geo-Institute Geo-Congress 2014, Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 234, Edited by M. Abu-Farsakh, X. Yu, and L.R. Hoyos, Atlanta, Georgia, February 23-26, ISBN 978-0-7844-1327-2, pp. 2921-2930, 2014.
  • (23) Kwon, J., Boudreau, R., Tutumluer, E., and Wayne, M. ￿Evaluation and Characterization of Aggregates for Sustainable Use in Pavement Engineering,￿ In CD-ROM Proceedings of the ASCE Geo-Institute Geo-Congress 2014, Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 234, Edited by M. Abu-Farsakh, X. Yu, and L.R. Hoyos, Atlanta, Georgia, February 23-26, ISBN 978-0-7844-1327-2, pp. 3373-3382, 2014.
  • (22) Mishra, D., Tutumluer, E., Moaveni, M., and Xiao, Y. ￿Laboratory and Field Measured Moduli of Unsurfaced Pavements on Weak Subgrade,￿ In CD-ROM Proceedings of the ASCE Geo-Institute GeoCongress on State of the Art and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 225, Edited by R.D. Hryciw, A. Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, and N. Yesiller, Oakland, California, March 25-29, ISBN 978-0-7844-1212-1, pp. 1381-1390, 2012.
  • (21)*w Xiao, Y., Tutumluer, E., and Siekmeier, J. ￿Resilient Modulus Behavior Estimated from Aggregate Source Properties,￿ In CD-ROM Proceedings of the ASCE Geo-Institute Geo-Frontiers Conference on Advances in Geotechnical Engineering, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 211, Edited by Jie Han and Daniel E. Alzamora, Dallas, Texas, March 13-16, ISBN 9780784411650, 2011.
  • (20)*w Qian, Y., Tutumluer, E., and Huang H. ￿A Validated Discrete Element Modeling Approach for Studying Geogrid-Aggregate Reinforcement Mechanisms,￿ In CD-ROM Proceedings of the ASCE Geo-Institute Geo-Frontiers Conference on Advances in Geotechnical Engineering, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 211, Edited by Jie Han and Daniel E. Alzamora, Dallas, Texas, March 13-16, ISBN 9780784411650, 2011.
  • (19)*w Huang, H., Tutumluer, E., Hashash, Y.M.A., and Ghaboussi, J. ￿Laboratory Validation of Coal Dust Fouled Ballast Discrete Element Model,￿ In ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 203, entitled, Paving Materials and Pavement Analysis, Proceedings Book of the ASCE GeoShanghai 2010 International Conference, held in Shanghai, China, on June 3-5, 2010. Edited by B. Huang, E. Tutumluer, I.L. Al-Qadi, J. Prozzi, and X. Shu, ISBN: 978-0-7844-1104-9, 2010, pp. 305-313.
  • (18)*w Mishra, D., Tutumluer, E., and Xiao, Y., ￿Particle Shape, Type and Amount of Fines, and Moisture Affecting Resilient Modulus Behavior of Unbound Aggregates,￿ In ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 203, entitled, Paving Materials and Pavement Analysis, Proceedings Book of the ASCE GeoShanghai 2010 International Conference, held in Shanghai, China, on June 3-5, 2010. Edited by B. Huang, E. Tutumluer, I.L. Al-Qadi, J. Prozzi, and X. Shu, ISBN: 978-0-7844-1104-9, 2010, pp. 279-287.
  • (17)Pekcan, O., Tutumluer, E., and Ghaboussi, J., ￿Soft Computing Methodology to Determine Pavement Thickness from Falling Weight Deflectometer Testing,￿ Presented at the ASCE GeoFlorida 2010 Conference, In ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 199, entitled, GeoFlorida 2010: Advances in Analysis, Modeling & Design, Edited by D.O. Fratta, B. Muhunthan, & A.J. Puppala, ISBN 9780784410950, 2010.

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • (43) Tutumluer, E., Schmidt, S., Qamhia, I., Basye, C., Li. D., and Douglas, S.C. ￿Ballast Properties and Degradation Trends Affecting Strength, Deformation and In-Track Performance,￿ In Proceedings of the AREMA 2015 Annual Conference in conjunction with the Railway Interchange, Minneapolis, MN, October 4-7, 2015.
  • (42) Wnek, M.A., Tutumluer, E., and Douglas, S.C. ￿Using Petrography to Evaluate Railroad Ballast Suitability: A Case Study,￿ In Proceedings of the AREMA 2014 Annual Conference and Exposition, Chicago, IL, September 28-Ocotber 1, 2014.
  • (41) Qian, Y., Tutumluer, E., Mishra, D., and Kazmee, H. ￿Effect of Geogrid Reinforcement on Railroad Ballast Performance Evaluated through Triaxial Testing and Discrete Element Modeling,￿ Workshop Contribution Paper for the 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Paris, France, September 2-6, 2013.
  • (40) Davis, D., Jimenez, R., Tutumluer, E., and Qian, Y., (2013). ￿Ballast Section Design for Bridge Approaches.￿ Technology Digest, TD-13-011, Transportation Technology Center, Inc., Pueblo, Colorado, April, 2013.
  • (39) Read, D., Thompson, H., Gehringer, E., Tutumluer, E., and Mishra, D. ￿Interim Results of Heavy Axle Load Ballast Testing at UP Mega Site,￿ Technology Digest: TD 12-025, Transportation Technology Center, Inc., Pueblo, Colorado, November 2012.
  • (38) Gehringer, E., Read, D., Li, D., and Tutumluer, E. ￿Characterization of Ballast Performance in Heavy Axle Loading (HAL),￿ In Proceedings of the AREMA 2012 Annual Conference and Exposition, Chicago, IL - September 16-19, 2012.
  • (37) Tutumluer, E., Qian, Y., Hashash, Y.M.A., Ghaboussi, J., and Davis, D.D. ￿Field Validated Discrete Element Model for Railroad Ballast,￿ In Proceedings of the AREMA 2011 Annual Conference in conjunction with the Railway Interchange 2011, Minneapolis, MN, September 18-21, 2011.
  • (36) Tutumluer, E., Moaveni, M., Read, D., Li, D., Lees, H.M., and Clark, D.W. ￿Investigation of Coal Dust Composition Affecting Railroad Ballast Behavior,￿ In Proceedings of the International Heavy Haul Association Conference, Railroading in Extreme Conditions, Calgary, Canada, June 19-22, 2011.
  • (35) Anochie-Boateng, J. and Tutumluer, E., ￿Sustainable Use of Oil Sands for Geotechnical Construction and Road Building,￿ In Proceedings of ASTM International Symposium on Testing and Specification of Recycled Materials for Sustainable Geotechnical Construction, Baltimore, MD, February 2-4, 2011.
  • (34) (Invited paper) Tutumluer, E., ￿Critical Role of Aggregates in Transportation Energy Conservation and Sustainability,￿ In Proceedings of the NSF Co-sponsored US-China International Workshop on Energy and Environment in the Development of Sustainable Asphalt Pavements, Chang￿an University, Xi￿an, Shaanxi, China, June 7-9, 2010.

Invited Lectures

  • ￿Advances In Characterization of Aggregate Shape Properties,￿
  • ￿A Stress History Based Approach for Predicting Deformation Potentials of Granular Base and Subbase Layers in Airport Pavements,￿
  • ￿Sustainable Use of Unconventional and Recycled Aggregates in Flexible Pavement Foundations,￿
  • University Invitation: ￿Transportation Geotechnics Utilizing Engineered Unbound Aggregate Layers,￿
  • University Invitation: ￿Performance Monitoring of Railroad Track Transition Behavior and Applications of Selected Remedial Measures,￿
  • ￿Ballasted Track Substructure Behavior,￿
  • ￿Cost Effective Base Type & Thickness for Long Life Concrete Pavements,￿
  • ￿The Geogrid-Aggregate Interlock ￿ Laboratory and Field Investigations and Modeling,￿
  • ￿Stone Blowing as a Remedial Measure Mitigating Differential Settlement at Bridge Approaches,￿
  • University Invitation: ￿Sustainable Pavement Construction Utilizing Engineered Unbound Aggregate Layers,￿

Other Publications

  • Kazmee, H. and Tutumluer, E. ￿Evaluation of Aggregate Subgrade Materials Used as Pavement Subgrade/Granular Subbase,￿ Research Report No. FHWA-ICT-15-013, Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT) R27-125 Project, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, July 2015, 82 p.
  • Tutumluer, E., Ozer, H., Hou, W., and Mwumvaneza, V. ￿Sustainable Aggregates Production: Green Applications for Aggregate By-Products,￿ Research Report No. FHWA-ICT-15-012, Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT) R27-125 Project, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, June 2015, 45 p.
  • Tutumluer, E., Xiao, Y., and Wilde, W.J. ￿Cost-Effective Base Type and Thickness for Long-Life Concrete Pavements,￿ Final Report, Submitted to Minnesota Department of Transportation, St. Paul, MN, July 2015, 197 p.
  • Tutumluer, E. and Sarker, P. ￿Development of Improved Overlay Thickness Design Alternatives for Local Roads,￿ Research Report No. FHWA-ICT-15-008, Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT) R27-130 Project, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, July 2015, 69 p.
  • Tutumluer, E., Hashash, Y.M.A., Ghaboussi, J., Qian, Y., Lee, S.J., and Huang, H. ￿Discrete Element Modeling of Railroad Ballast Behavior,￿ Technical Report, FR-RRF-0033-11-01-00, Submitted to Federal Railroad Administration, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, July 2014, 86 p.
  • Davis, D., Jimenez, R., Tutumluer, E., and Qian, Y., (2013). ￿Ballast Section Design for Bridge Approaches.￿ Technology Digest, TD-13-011, Transportation Technology Center, Inc., Pueblo, Colorado, April, 2013.
  • Marino, G.G., Tutumluer, E., Elgendy, M.M., and Armaghani, B. ￿Evaluation of As-Built Airfield Hangar Slab Capacity under Wide Body Aircraft,￿ Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 18, 2013, pp. 1293-1304.
  • Mishra, D. and Tutumluer, E. ￿Field Performance Evaluations of Illinois Aggregates for Subgrade Replacement & Subbase ￿ Phase II,￿ Draft Final Report, Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT) R27-81 Project, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, February 2012, 62 p.
  • Xiao, Y. and Tutumluer, E. ￿Best Value Granular Material for Road Foundations,￿ Final Report, Submitted to Minnesota Department of Transportation, 395 John Ireland Boulevard, St. Paul, MN, December, December 2011, 179 p.
  • Davis, D.D., Jimenez, R., LoPresti, J., Tutumluer, E., and Qian, Y. ￿Evaluation of Factors Affecting Ballast Performance,￿ Technology Digest, submitted to Transportation Technology Center, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Association of American Railroads, May 2011.

Journal Editorships

  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Elsevier (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-traffic-and-transportation-engineering-english-edition/editorial-board/), Editor-In-Chief Richard Kim, North Carolina State University, 2014 ￿ present.
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Rail Transportation, Taylor and Francis Group, (http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals), Co-Editors Wanming Zhai, Southwest Jiaotong University, China, and Kelvin C.P. Wang, Oklahoma State University, 2013 ￿ present.
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Geomechanics, Editor-in-Chief Musharraf M. Zaman, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), (http://pubs.asce.org/journals/geomechanics/), January 2009 ￿ present.
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Pavement Engineering, Taylor and Francis Group, (http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals), Co-Editors Tom Scarpas, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands and Imad Al-Qadi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004 ￿ present.
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, Editors-in-Chief James H. Garrett, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, Carnegie Mellon University and Lucio Soibelman, Ph.D., M.ASCE, Carnegie Mellon University. Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), (http://pubs.asce.org/journals/computing/), 2008 ￿ present.
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, Editors-in-Chief Prof. Deng-Fong Lin, I-Shou University, Taiwan and Dr. Chung Wu, Virginia DOT, USA, Publisher: Chinese Society of Pavement Engineering, No. 300 Jhongda Rd., Jhongli City, Taoyuan County, 3200, Taiwan R.O.C. (http://www.ijprt.org.tw), 2007 ￿ present.
  • Founding Editor-in-Chief, Transportation Geotechnics, a new Engineering Journal by Elsevier, 2014 (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/transportation-geotechnics/), with Co-Editors-in-Chief Antonio Gomes-Correia, University of Minho, Portugal and Yunmin Chen, Zhejiang University, China, January 2014 ￿ present.
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Professional Societies

  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Elsevier (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-traffic-and-transportation-engineering-english-edition/editorial-board/), Editor-In-Chief Richard Kim, North Carolina State University, 2014 ￿ present.
  • Founding Editor-in-Chief, Transportation Geotechnics, a new Engineering Journal by Elsevier, 2014 (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/transportation-geotechnics/), with Co-Editors-in-Chief Antonio Gomes-Correia, University of Minho, Portugal and Yunmin Chen, Zhejiang University, China, January 2014 ￿ present.
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Rail Transportation, Taylor and Francis Group, (http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals), Co-Editors Wanming Zhai, Southwest Jiaotong University, China, and Kelvin C.P. Wang, Oklahoma State University, 2013 ￿ present.
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Geomechanics, Editor-in-Chief Musharraf M. Zaman, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), (http://pubs.asce.org/journals/geomechanics/), January 2009 ￿ present.
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, Editors-in-Chief James H. Garrett, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, Carnegie Mellon University and Lucio Soibelman, Ph.D., M.ASCE, Carnegie Mellon University. Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), (http://pubs.asce.org/journals/computing/), 2008 ￿ present
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, Editorsin- Chief Prof. Deng-Fong Lin, I-Shou University, Taiwan and Dr. Chung Wu, Virginia DOT, USA, Publisher: Chinese Society of Pavement Engineering, No. 300 Jhongda Rd., Jhongli City, Taoyuan County, 3200, Taiwan, R.O.C. (http://www.ijprt.org.tw), 2007 ￿ present.
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Pavement Engineering, Taylor and Francis Group, (http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals), Co-Editors Tom Scarpas, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands and Imad Al-Qadi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004 ￿ present.
  • International Association for Computer Methods And Advances In Geomechanics (IACMAG), Member, 2004-present
  • International Society for Concrete Pavements (ISCP), Voting Member, 2002-present
  • International Society for Asphalt Pavements (ISAP), Voting Member, 2002-present

Service on University Committees

  • Search Committee Member, Search for a Full-time Lecturer in the Railroad Engineering Program, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UIUC Campus, January 2007
  • Search Committee Member, Search for Director, International Student and Scholar Services, Office of International Programs and Studies, 303 International Studies Building, UIUC Campus, May ￿ July 2005

Service on Department Committees

  • Search Committee Member Appointed by Dean of College of Engineering, Search for CEE Department Head, College of Engineering, UIUC Campus, January 2014 ￿ January 2015
  • Search Committee Member Appointed by Provost, Search for Vice Provost for Global and International Affairs, Office of International Programs and Studies, UIUC Campus, October 2013 ￿ May 2014
  • Ad-hoc Committee Member, Promotion and Tenure Case of Professor Daniel Kuchma, April - September 2013
  • External Evaluator for Promotion for CEE Department at UIUC, May 2012 (chosen as an external evaluator for the promotion case of Mr. Riley Edwards, promotion to Senior Lecturer at RailTEC in the CEE Department at UIUC).
  • Committee Member (representing the College of Engineering), University Committee for Study Abroad Program Review (CSAPR), April 2012-present
  • Search Committee Chair, Search for three Research Engineer positions in the Illinois Center for Transportation, CEE Dept., UIUC Campus, July 2011
  • Search Committee Member, Search for a Research Assistant Professor in Transportation Engineering, CEE Dept., UIUC Campus, June 2011
  • Search Committee Member, Search for a Research Engineer in the RailTEC Railroad Engineering Center, CEE Dept., UIUC Campus, December 2010
  • Ad-hoc Committee Member, Promotion and Tenure Case of Professor Yanfeng Ouyang, April - September 2010
  • Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT) Representative for the Pavement Technical Advisory Group, CEE Dept., UIUC, 2009-present

Service to Federal and State Government

  • External Evaluator for Tenure and Promotion for Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Michigan State University (MSU), December 2014 (chosen as an external evaluator for the promotion of Dr. Syed W. Haider, Assistant Professor to the rank of Associate Professor with a non-tenure system appointment at MSU).
  • External Evaluator for Tenure and Promotion for Zhejiang University, China, November 2014 (chosen as an external evaluator for the promotion of Dr. Xuecheng Bian to Professor appointment at Zhejiang University).
  • External Evaluator for Tenure and Promotion for Pennsylvania State University (PSU), October 2014 (chosen as an external evaluator for the promotion of Dr. Shelley Stoffels to Professor appointment at PSU).
  • External Doctoral Examination Committee Member and Judge during the Ph.D. Defense of Dr. Tatek Yideti, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, April 2014
  • External Evaluator for Tenure and Promotion for Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at University of Wisconsin ￿ Madison (UWM), March 2014 (chosen as an external evaluator for the promotion of Dr. James M. Tinjum, Assistant Professor to Associate Professor appointment with tenure at UWM).
  • External Doctoral Examination Committee Member, Dr. Abdelhalim Azam, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, December 2013
  • External Doctoral Examination Committee Member and Judge during the Ph.D. Defense of Dr. Trong Vinh Duong, ￿ole Nationale Des Ponts Et Chauss￿ Paris Tech, Paris, France, November 2013
  • External Evaluator for Tenure and Promotion for Civil Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), September 2013 (chosen as an external evaluator for the promotion of Dr. Stefan Romanoschi to Professor appointment at UTA).
  • External Evaluator for Tenure and Promotion for Iowa State University (ISU), September 2013 (chosen as an external evaluator for the promotion of Dr. David White to Professor appointment at ISU).
  • External Doctoral Examination Committee Member, Mr. Julius Joseph Komba, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa, March 2013

Other Outside Service

  • Prentice Hall Publishers, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey (Pavement Analysis and Design, by Yang H. Huang, 1st and 2nd Editions)
  • International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology (Edited by D.-F. Lin and C. Wu, Chinese Society of Pavement Engineering)
  • International Journal of Road Materials and Pavement Design (Edited by H.D. Benedetto, U. Isaacson, and J.B. Sousa, Hermes Science Publications)
  • Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering (Edited by R. Kim, Elsevier)
  • International Journal of Rail Transportation (Edited by W. Zhai and K.C.P. Wang, Taylor & Francis Group)
  • International Journal of Pavement Engineering (Edited by T. Scarpas and I. Al-Qadi, Taylor & Francis Group)
  • Journal of Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
  • Asphalt Pavement Technology, Association of Asphalt Pavement Technologists (AAPT)
  • International Journal of Geo-mechanics, ASCE
  • Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE

Teaching Honors

  • Listed in the “List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent By Their Students,” CEE 598 SS: Transportation Soil Stabilization (Fall 2008, 2012, 2013)
  • Listed in the ￿Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent By Their Students,￿ CEE 320: Pavement Analysis and Design I (Spring 2003 )
  • 2002 Ronald E. McNair Research Institute Faculty Advisor (May 2002)
  • Elected Faculty for the Campus Honors Program (CHP) (2001)
  • Collins Fellow (April, 2000)
  • General Electric Fellow (April, 1999)
  • NSF Engineering Education Scholar, Certificate of Recognition (July, 1997)
  • General Electric Scholar and Teaching College Graduate (May, 1997)
  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award (1995)

Research Honors

  • GeoShanghai Prize for Best Paper for “Behavior of Geogrid-Reinforced Ballast at Different Levels of Degradation”  ( 26-28 May 2014)
  • Best Paper Award for, “Gradation Effects Influencing Mechanical Properties of Aggregate Base and Granular Subbase Materials in Minnesota”   ( January 2012)
  • Best Paper Award for, ￿Use of Falling Weight Deflectometer Testing to Determine Relative Damage in Asphalt Pavement Unbound Aggregate Layers￿ (January 2009)
  • Paul F. Kent Endowed Faculty Scholar (October 2006)
  • NSF International Workshop Scholar (September, 2001)
  • Fred Burggraf Award for Excellence in Transportation Research (2000)
  • Gene Boyd Vulcan Materials Scholarship (1995)
  • Best Student Paper Award in Pavement Engineering (1995)

Public Service Honors

  • ASCE Geo-Institute Pavements Committee (March 2010)
  • Elected Council Member (February 2005-2007 )
  • Faculty Advisor (1998-present)