Shane Underwood

Associate Professor

Dr. Shane Underwood is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering. Prior to this appointment he was an Assistant Professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment within the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. He received his doctorate degree in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University December of 2011. Dr. Underwood teaches courses on pavement engineering and infrastructure materials and has received multiple awards for teaching and service.

Education

Ph.D. 2011

Civil Engineering

North Carolina State University

M.S. 2006

Civil Engineering

North Carolina State University

B.S. 2003

Civil Engineering

North Carolina State University

Research Description

Dr. Underwood's research and education program focuses on materials and their interaction with society and the natural and built environments. This program pursues research, education, and service activities that evaluate, inform, and shape the science of these interactions, particularly how material decisions influence the use, function, and impact of civil infrastructure. As he and his students pursue these questions both broadly (by expanding the scope or significance of impact assessment) and deeply (by building the methods and models to better explain the physical behaviors that occur) new findings are integrated into his teaching. He and his students pursue this research in two ways. First, they use experimental mechanics and constitutive models to evaluate and understand the behavior of infrastructure materials, principally asphalt concrete. This knowledge is then exploited to better engineer the materials and/or structures to achieve sustainability and resiliency. Second, they use emerging perspectives and analytical tools to assess the role of social constructs in governing the impact of technological advances on infrastructure. Specific attention is given to pavements and with a focus on resilience due to a recognition that pavement engineering and indeed engineering of infrastructure in the built environment is facing great uncertainty.

Publications

Impact of climate change on pavement structural performance in the United States
Gudipudi, P. P., Underwood, B. S., & Zalghout, A. (2017), Transportation Research. Part D, Transport and Environment, 57, 172-184.
Maintaining reliability of transportation systems and interdependent infrastructure under climate change
Markolf, S., Hoehne, C., Fraser, A., Underwood, B.S. & Chester, M. (2017), (International Society of Industrial Ecology and International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology Conference, ).
Improvement in reliability of fatigue life prediction of asphalt concrete using fine aggregate matrix (FAM) experimental data and its sensitivity to input parameters
Gudipudi, P. & Underwood, B.S. (2017), (96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, ).
Impact of alternative project deliver systems on the International Roughness Index (IRI) ? Case studies of transportation projects in the Western U.S.
Abkarian, H., Asmar, M., & Underwood, B.S. (2017), (96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, ).
Impact of climate change on the pavement performance and its sensitivity to various climate prediction models
Gudipudi, P., Underwood, B.S., & Zalghout, A. (2017), (96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, ).
Alternate interpretation of stress sensitivity in AASHTO T350
Stempihar, J., Gundla, A., Underwood, B.S. (2017), (96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, ).
Implications of autonomous truck use on flexible pavement performance and design
Noorvand, H., Sai, G., & Underwood, B.S. (2017), (96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, ).
Evaluation of the sensitivity of asphalt concrete modulus to binder oxidation with a multiple length scale study
Gundla, A., Gudipudi, P., & Underwood, B.S. (2017), Construction and Building Materials, , 954-963.
Micromechanical shear modulus modeling of activated crumb rubber modified asphalt cements
Medina, J., Underwood, B.S., & Kaloush, K.E. (2017), Construction and Building Materials, , 56-65.
Correlating field performance to laboratory dynamic modulus from torsion bar and indirect tension
Yang, S., Braham, A., Underwood, B.S., Hanz, A., & Reinke, G. (2017), Road Materials and Pavement Design, 18(1), 104-127.

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Grants

Ruggedness and Interlaboratory Studies for Asphalt Mixture Performance Tester (AMPT) Cylcic Fatigue test
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)(9/28/17 - 3/27/20)
MEPDG Inputs for Warm Mix Asphalts
NC Department of Transportation(8/16/11 - 11/15/14)
Performance-Related Specifications for Asphaltic Binders Used in Preservation Surface Treatments
US Dept. of Transportation (DOT)(8/01/11 - 11/30/15)
Development of Fatigue Failure Criteria for RAP and Non-RAP Mixtures
US Dept. of Transportation (DOT)(8/11/10 - 12/31/15)
Development of SMART Pavement Design Methodology
Korea Expressway Corp. (fka. Korea Highway Corp.)(6/24/09 - 6/10/12)