Qing Lu

Qing Lu
Associate Professor
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

4202 E. Fowler Avenue ENG-030
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL 33620-5350
Phone: (813) 974-5822; Fax: (813) 974-2957
Email: qlu@usf.edu


  • B.S. Highway and Urban Road Engineering, Southeast University, China, 1997
  • M.E. Highway and Railway Engineering, Southeast University, China, 2000
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2002
  • M.A. Statistics, University of California, Berkeley, 2004
  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2005

Asphalt and asphalt mixture, sustainable pavement engineering, transportation infrastructure management, analysis and design of sustainable, environment-friendly, and resilient transportation infrastructure.

  • CEG 4850 Capstone Geotechnical/Transportation Design
  • TTE 5305 Infrastructure System Management
  • TTE 6837 Pavement Management Systems
  • TTE 6833 Asphalt and Asphalt Mixes
  • TTE 6835 Pavement Design
  • TTE 6930 Graduate Transportation Seminar

Licensed Professional Civil Engineer, State of California (71563)

  • Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, University of South Florida (2017.09 - present)
  • Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, University of South Florida (2009.12-present)
  • Project Scientist, University of California Pavement Research Center (2005.09-2009.12)

Member of: EMI Mechanics of Pavements Committee, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); Editorial Board of the Journal of Transportation Research Part D; National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Project 10-93; National Science Foundation (NSF) Materials Engineering Processing Asphalt Unsolicited Panel; Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee AFD90; National Science Foundation (NSF) Panel for Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC)

  • L. Guo, Q. Lu. Modeling a New Energy Harvesting Pavement System with Experimental Verification, Applied Energy, Volume 208, pp.1071-1082, 2017.
  • C. Xin, R. Guo, Z. Wang, Q. Lu, and P.S. Lin. The Effects of Neighborhood Characteristics and the Built Environment on Pedestrian Injury Severity: A Random Parameters Generalized Ordered Probability Model with Heterogeneity in Means and Variances, Analytic Methods in Accident Research, Volume 16, pp. 117-132, 2017.
  • S. Luo, Z. Qian, X. Yang, Q. Lu. Fatigue Behavior of Epoxy Asphalt Concrete and Its Moisture Susceptibility from Flexural Stiffness and Phase Angle. Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 145, pp. 506-517, 2017.
  • S. Luo, Q. Lu, Z. Qian, H. Wang, and Y. Huang. Laboratory Investigation and Numerical Simulation of the Rutting Performance of Double-Layer Surfacing Structure for Steel Bridge Decks. Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 144, pp 178-187, 2017.
  • C. Xin, Q. Lu, C. Ai, A. Rahman, and Y. Qiu. Optimization of Hard Modified Asphalt Formula for Gussasphalt Based on Uniform Experimental Design. Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 136, pp. 556-564, 2017.
  • L. Guo and Q. Lu. Potentials of Piezoelectric and Thermoelectric Technologies for Harvesting Energy from Pavements. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. Volume 72, 2017, pp. 761–773.
  • L. Zhang, Z. Ren, Q. Lu. Simulation of Mesofracture Process of Asphalt Mixture using Digital Image Processing and Extended Finite Element Method. Journal of Testing and Evaluation. Vol. 45, No. 1, 2017, pp. 281-293.
  • Q. Lu, J. Bors. Alternate uses of epoxy asphalt on bridge decks and roadways. Construction and Building Materials, Volume 78, March 2015, pp. 18-25.
  • Z. Qian, Q. Lu. Design and laboratory evaluation of small particle porous epoxy asphalt surface mixture for roadway pavements. Construction and Building Materials, Volume 77, February 2015, pp. 110-116.
  • S. Luo, Q. Lu, and Z. Qian. Performance Evaluation of Epoxy Modified Open-graded Porous Asphalt Concrete. Construction and Building Materials, Volume 76, February 2015, pp. 97-102.
  • L. Chen, Z. Qian, and Q. Lu. Crack Initiation and Propagation in Epoxy Asphalt Concrete in Three-Point Bending Test. Road Materials and Pavement Design. April 16, 2014.
  • B. Yu, Q. Lu. Estimation of albedo effect in pavement life cycle assessment. Journal of Cleaner Production. Volume 64, 1 February 2014, pp. 306-309.
  • B. Yu, Q. Lu. Empirical Acoustic Model for Asphalt Surface Mixes. The Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering. 8(3), 2013, pp. 151-157.
  • B. Yu, Q. Lu, and J. Xu. An improved pavement maintenance optimization methodology: Integrating LCA and LCCA. Transportation Research Part A. 55, 2013, pp. 1-11.
  • B. Yu, Q. Lu. Empirical model of roughness effect on vehicle speed. International Journal of Pavement Engineering. DOI:10.1080/10298436.2013.
  • B. Yu, Q. Lu. Bayesian model for tyre/asphalt pavement noise. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers. http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/tran.11.00040. 2013.
  • L. Zhang, W. W. Wang, Q. Lu, and X. H. Chen. An Innovative Approach to Determine Deck Pavement Modulus and Interfacial Slip Stiffness Based on a Composite Beam Model. Construction and Building Materials. Volume 40, March 2013, pp. 411-418.
  • Q. Lu. Estimating Acoustic Performance Trends of Various Asphalt-Surface Mixtures Based on Field Measurement. Pavement Performance: Current Trends, Advances, and Challenges, Selected Technical Papers STP1555, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, pp. 150-159.
  • B. Yu, Q. Lu. Life Cycle Assessment of Pavement: Methodology and Case Study. Transportation Research Part D. 17, 2012, pp. 380–388.
  • B. Yu, Q. Lu, and J. Yang. Evaluation of Anti-Reflective Cracking Measures by Laboratory Test, International Journal of Pavement Engineering, DOI:10.1080/10298436.2012.721547. 2012.
  • Q. Lu, and J. Harvey. Laboratory Evaluation of Open-graded Asphalt Mixes with Small Aggregates and Various Binders and Additives. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2209, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., 2011, pp. 61-69.
  • Q. Lu, J. Harvey, E. Kohler, B. Rymer, and L. Motumah. Comparison of Tire-Pavement Noise Characteristics of Rubberized and Conventional Asphalt Concrete Mixes. Noise Control Engineering Journal (NCEJ), the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA (INCE/USA), 59 (3), May-June 2011, pp.219-227.

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