Xu Yang


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Dr Xu Yang received his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University, USA in 2015. His research aims at constructing sustainable pavements for transportation infrastructures such as highway, airport, urban streets, etc. His research interests include advanced and sustainable pavement materials, advanced pavement construction technology, numerical modelling of civil engineering materials and structures, automated pavement maintenance technology, and digitalised pavement maintenance system. 

His current research projects include an ARC Hub project, Next Generation Smart Pavement (ARC IH180100010), an Australia-Gemerny Joint Research Co-operation Scheme and another project funded by the Jiangsu Industrial Transformation Research Institute (JITRI), China. The aims of these projects include development of a prototype for automated crack sealing machine incorporating pavement condition data, numerical simulation of porous asphalt concrete, and the automatic placement and collection of traffic cones for pavement maintenance.

Dr Yang has published more than 60 peer-reviewed Journal papers with an h-index of 18, 2 book chapters, and 5 research reports. He is a reviewer of more than 20 prestigious journals in his research fields and a reviewer of Australia Research Council. He has presented his research outputs in various international conferences. He was awarded as the Graduate Research Excellence award and outstanding student leader at Michigan Technological University.


  • Highway Engineering
  • Asphalt Pavement
  • Repair Automation
  • Numerical Simulation