Chao Wang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Graduate Coordinatorwang

Holder of the Eddie Rispone Professorship in Construction Management

3315-D Patrick F. Taylor Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: (225) 578-9175

chaowang@lsu.edu

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014
  • M.S., Transportation Information Engineering and Control, Beihang University, 2009
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Hohai University, 2006

Employment History

  • 08/2021~present, Associate Professor, Department of Construction Management, Louisiana State University
  • 10/2020~present, Director, Louisiana Pollution Prevention (P2) Program
  • 09/2016~present, Assistant Director, LSU-Industrial Assessment Center, Louisiana State University
  • 09/2016~present, Assistant Director, LSU-Industrial Assessment Center, Louisiana State University
  • 08/2015~07/2021, Assistant Professor, Department of Construction Management, Louisiana State University
  • 08/2014~06/2015, Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Research Interests

  • Construction Automation and Robotics
  • Construction Worker Safety and Health
  • Wearable Sensors and Data Analytics
  • Facility Management and Energy Efficiency

Research Grants

  • PI, FW-HTF-P: Collaborative Research: Wearable Safety and Health Assistive Robot Collaboration for Skilled Construction Workers, National Science Foundation (NSF), 10/2020 - 09/2021
  • PI, Pollution Prevention (P2) for Manufacturers using Economy, Energy and Environment (E3) Framework, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 10/2020 - 09/2022
  • PI, Improving Construction Labor Productivity and Health through Wearable Exoskeleton, ISC Constructors LLC, 08/2019 - 12/2020
  • PI, Smart Performance Measurement System for Construction Specialty Contractors, ISC Constructors LLC, 08/2018 - 05/2019
  • PI, Strategies for Prioritizing Needs for Accelerated Construction after Hazard Events, TranSET, 03/2018 - 08/2019
  • PI, Decision-Making Tool for Road Preventive Maintenance Using Vehicle Vibration Data, TranSET, 03/2018 - 08/2019
  • PI, Application of Data Sensing Technology for Monitoring Project Progress and Environmental Sensitivity, Louisiana Associated General Contractor (LAGC), 01/2017 - 03/2018
  • Co-PI, Region 6 University Transportation Center for South-Central States (Tran-SET), U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), 11/2016 - 10/2021
  • Co-PI, LSU-Industrial Assessment Center, U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE), 10/2016 - 09/2021

Teaching Responsibilities

  • CM 2113 Construction Equipment
  • CM 7010 Research Methods for CM

Openings for Research Assistantship

Please email me your CV to further discuss your qualification in my research group.