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Dr. Shane Underwood

North Carolina State University
Associate Professor
Dr. Shane Underwood is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University. Prior to this appointment he was an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at Arizona State University. He received his doctorate degree in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University December of 2011. Dr. Underwood’s primary area of expertise is in transportation infrastructure and materials. Broadly, his research focuses on materials and their interaction with society and the natural and built environments in order to better engineer infrastructure that consumes less energy, maximizes material resources, reduces environmental impacts, and increases productivity. He and his students pursue this goal by using experimental mechanics to understand and model asphalt materials and systems studies to understand the role of climate and other use conditions on pavement performance. Dr. Underwood has served as PI on a diverse set of projects funded by the North Carolina, Arizona, and California Departments of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, National University Transportation Center at the University of Maryland, and others. His work has been published in more than 100 peer reviewed journal papers and he has spoken at various national and international venues on topics related to pavements and paving materials.