Shane Underwood

North Carolina State University Raleigh

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 extreme events on infrastructure performance. His work has been published in more than 75 peer reviewed journal papers and he has spoken at various national and international venues on topics related to pavements, paving materials, and infrastructure resilience.