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.


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.


Ageing effects on the linear and nonlinear viscoelasticity of bituminous binders
Tsantilis, L., Underwood, S. B., Miglietta, F., Riviera, P. P., Baglieri, O., & Santagata, E. (2021), ROAD MATERIALS AND PAVEMENT DESIGN.
COVID-19, Uncertainty, and the Need for Resilience-Based Thinking in Pavement Engineering
Gulzar, S., Richard Kim, Y., Castorena, C., & Shane Underwood, B. (2021), JOURNAL OF TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING PART B-PAVEMENTS.
Combined effect of waste polymer and rejuvenator on performance properties of reclaimed asphalt binder
Daryaee, D., Habibpour, M., Gulzar, S., & Underwood, B. S. (2021), CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS, 268.
Development of framework of the predictive performance-engineered mix design procedure for asphalt mixtures
Wang, Y. D., Ghanbari, A., Underwood, B. S., & Kim, Y. R. (2021, June 9), INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PAVEMENT ENGINEERING.
Development of preliminary transfer functions for performance predictions in FIexPAVE (TM)
Wang, Y. D., Ghanbari, A., Underwood, B. S., & Kim, Y. R. (2021), CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS, 266.
Disruption and Recovery: Initial Assessment of COVID-19 Traffic Impacts in North Carolina and Virginia
Goenaga, B., Matini, N., Karanam, D., & Underwood, B. S. (2021), JOURNAL OF TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING PART A-SYSTEMS.
Pavement Fatigue Damage Simulations Using Second-Generation Mechanistic-Empirical Approaches
Hernandez-Fernandez, N., Harvey, J. T., Underwood, B. S., & Ossa-Lopez, A. (2021, July 19), TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD.
Preparation and performances of SBS compound modified asphalt mixture by acidification and vulcanization
Zhang, F., Kaloush, K., Underwood, S., & Hu, C. (2021), CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS.
Refinement of Climate-, Depth-, and Time-Based Laboratory Aging Procedure for Asphalt Mixtures
Braswell, E., Saleh, N. F., Elwardany, M., Yousefi Rad, F., Castorena, C., Underwood, B. S., & Kim, Y. R. (2021), TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD, 2675(2), 207–218.
Rutting performance prediction using index-volumetrics relationships with stress sweep rutting test and Hamburg wheel-track test
Jeong, J., Underwood, B. S., & Kim, Y. R. (2021), CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS.

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TSA: Forta PaveAid Fiber Reinforced Asphalt Testing
FORTA Corporation (9/01/21 - 12/01/21)
Development of Friction Performance Models
NC Department of Transportation(8/01/21 - 7/31/23)
Michelin(2/01/21 - 3/31/21)
Modifying Existing Asphalt Mix Design Procedures for RAP/RAS Surface Mixtures
NC Department of Transportation(1/01/21 - 12/31/22)
Pavement Performance Impacts Predicted by Climate Change Models in Arizona
Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT)(1/01/21 - 12/31/21)
Seasonal Effects due to Moisture Variation and Investigation of Cyclic Fatigue Temperature and End Failure on Pavement Performance
US Dept. of Transportation (DOT)(8/12/20 - 4/10/22)
Evaluating Recycling Agents’ Acceptance for Virginia: Test Protocols and Performance-Based Threshold Criteria
US Dept. of Transportation (DOT)(7/01/20 - 1/31/23)
Improving Resilience of Transportation Infrastructure to Hurricane Damage
NC Department of Transportation(1/01/21 - 12/31/22)
TFRS 01: Quality Assurance (QA) Aspects of Performance Related Specifications (PRS)
National Academy of Sciences(4/15/20 - 8/13/22)
Ruggedness and Interlaboratory Studies for Asphalt Mixture Performance Tester (AMPT) Small Scale Dynamic Modulus
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)(3/11/20 - 8/23/22)