Chao Wang, Ph.D.

Assistant 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

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

11/2016~present, Educational and Workforce Development Coordinator, Transportation Consortium of South-Central States (Tran-SET) UTC, Louisiana State University
09/2016~present, Assistant Director, LSU-Industrial Assessment Center, Louisiana State University
  08/2015~present, 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

  • Automation and Robotics in Construction
  • Construction Safety and Health
  • Building Information Modeling and Data Sensing
  • Building Energy Efficiency

Research Projects

  • Principal Investigator: Application of Data Sensing Technology for Monitoring Project Progress and Environmental Sensitivity, Louisiana Associated General Contractor (LAGC), $71,000, January 2017 - March 2018
  • Co-PI, Region 6 University Transportation Center for South-Central States (Tran-SET), U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), $12,853,000, November 2016 - October 2021
  • Co-PI, LSU-Industrial Assessment Center, U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE), $1,478,374, October 2016 - September 2021

Teaching Responsibilities

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