Dr. George Wang

Dr. George Wang, Ph.D., P.Eng., Fellow ASCE

Rawl 346B. College of. Engineering and Technology, East Carolina University, East 5th Street, Greeville, NC 27858 · (252) 737-1887 · wangg@ecu.edu


Dr. George Wang is a Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Construction Management, College of Engineering & Technology at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina. After receiving his undergraduate and graduate degrees in civil engineering, he has sustained substantial professional and academic experience internationally gained from industry and academia, Dr. Wang brings diversified expertise, broad knowledge, hands-on experience to his teaching, research, and professional service.


Leadership

Ethics is the core of leadership. As department chair, I am a servant to my hardworking, contributing faculty members. I am responsible for fulfilling my duties to the Dean and the University. Our ultimate goal is to make our millennial students successful by providing them with quality education, a better career path, and an alternative to future education.


Research

Curiosity, passion, and love are the origination of the driver to conduct quality research. The goal of my research is to develop novel theories, methodologies, technologies, and materials to solve problems for the industry, local and global communities in construction engineering and management, and related disciplines.

Projects

  • Utilization of Recycled Concrete Aggregate in Non-Structural Concrete
  • Modeling Tire-Pavement Noise by Using OBSI Approaches
  • Development of Porous Pavement Using Nonconventional Materials
  • Perpetual Pavement Design and Construction

Recent Publications

Journals

  • Ke, G., Li, W., Li, R., Li, Y., Wang, G. (2018). Mitigation effect of waste glass powders on alkali-silica reaction (ASR) expansion in cementitious composite. International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials, 12:67.
  • Saberian, M., Li, J., Nguyen, B., Wang, G. (2018). Permanent deformation behavior of pavement base and subbase containing recycle concrete aggregate, coarse and ?ne crumb rubber. Construction and Building Materials 178(2018), 51??58.
  • Lei, B., Li, W., Li, Z., Wang, G., Sun, Z. (2018). Effect of cyclic loading deterioration on concrete durability: water absorption, freeze-thaw, and carbonation. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 2018, 30(9).
  • Zarei, H., Hui, F., Duffield, C., Wang, G. (2017). The risk of power imbalance in project delivery: A study of large Victorian public infrastructure projects. Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response, 7(2), 53-63.
  • Wang, G., Hollar, D., Sayger, S., Zhu, Z., Buckeridge, J., Li, J., Chong, J., Duffiled, C., Ryu, D., Hu, W. (2016). Risk considerations in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in the construction industry. Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response, 6(4), 165-177.
  • Wang, Y., Wang, G., Ahn, Y. (2014). Effects of using recycled asphalt shingles in open-graded friction course on flexible pavement performance. Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 42(5), 1173-1182.
  • Wang, G., Hu, W., Duffield, C. (2014). Risk mitigation in managing a mega project - A case study of Gomal Zam Dam construction. Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response, 4(1), 2-9.
  • Wang, Y., Leng, Z., Wang, G. (2013). Structural contribution of open-graded friction course mixes in mechanistic-empirical pavement design. International Journal of Pavement Engineering, 15:8, 731-741.
  • Ahn, Y., Pearce, A., Wang, Y., Wang, G. (2013). Drivers and barriers of sustainable design and construction: the perception of green building experience. Journal of Sustainable Building Technology & Urban Development, 4(1), 35-45.
  • Guan, X., Ge, C., Wang, X., Wang, G. (2013). Models and algorithms of hub and spoke location for emergency service facilities in response to serious emergency incident. Journal of Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, 19:2553-565.
  • Wang, G., Thompson, R. (2013). Incorporating global components into ethics Teaching. Journal of Science and Engineering Ethics, 19(1), 287-298.
  • Wang, Y., Wang, G., Ahn, Y. (2013). Impact of climate conditions on effectiveness of asphalt pavement preservation techniques. Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2292, 73-80.
  • Wang, G., Smith, G., Shores, R. (2012). Pavement noise investigation on North Carolina highways ?? an on-board sound intensity approach. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 39, 878-886.
  • Wang, Y., Wang, G., Mastin, N. (2011). Costs and effectiveness of flexible pavement treatments: experience and evidence. Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 26, 516-525.
  • Wang, G., Thompson, R., Wang, Y. (2011). Hot-mix asphalt that contains nickel slag aggregate ?? laboratory evaluation of use in highway construction. Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2208, 1-8.
  • Wang, G., Thompson, R. (2011). Slag use in highway construction ?? the philosophy and technology of its utilization. International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, 4(2), 97-103.
  • Wang, G., Lu, H., Ren, Z. (2010). Globalization in construction management education. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, 2(2), 51-62.
  • Wang, G., Wang, Y., Gao, J. (2010). Use of steel slag as a granular material: volume expansion prediction and usability criteria. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 184, 555-560.
  • Wang, G. (2010). Determination of the expansion force of coarse steel slag aggregate. Construction and Building Materials, 24, 1961??1966.

Book/Book Chapters

  • Wang, G. (2016). The Utilization of Slag in Civil Infrastructure Construction. London, UK and Cambridge, MA: Elsevier.
  • Wang, G., Buckeridge, J. (2015). Ethics for Construction Engineers and Managers in a Globalized Market. Engineering Ethics for a Globalized World, Murphy, C. et al. (eds.), 143 ??164. Switzerland: Springer.

Conference Proceedings

  • Wang, G., Hollar, D., Powers, R., Ferguson, K., Buckeridge, J. (2018). Nurturing leadership capability for construction management majored students. International Conference on Professionalism and Ethics in Construction, London, UK.
  • Wang, G., Hollar, D., Panthi, K., Hang M., Hunter, B., Peoples, C. (2018). Use recycled concrete aggregate as an aggregate in concrete ?? a global review and current status in the United States. 97th TRB Annual Conference, Washington, DC.
  • Panthi, K., Hollar, D., Wang, G. (2017). Work experience requirement and expectation of construction management students in ACCE-accredited construction management programs. 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, OH.
  • Wang, G., Buckeridge, J. (2016). Teaching ethics for construction management majored students: standalone or micro-insert? ?? globalization and sustainability considerations. 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, LA.
  • Wang, G. (2016). Can steel slag be used as an aggregate in concrete and how? ?? A technical approach and theoretical modeling. 2016 Construction Research Congress, San Juan, PR.
  • Wang, G., Steenbakkers, M. (2016). Eight years superb performance of a motorcycle race track pavement ?? a design and construction review. 52nd Annual International Conference of the Associated Schools of Construction, Provo, UT.
  • Wang, G., Panthi, K. (2015). Bond strength between steel slag aggregate and cement paste ?? a micro-level examination. 8th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • Lee, N., Salama, T., Wang, G. (2014). Building Information Modeling for quality management in infrastructure construction projects. 15th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, Orlando, FL.
  • Wang, Y., Wang, G., Ahn, Y. (2013). Effects of using recycled asphalt shingles (RAS) in open-graded friction course (OGFC) on flexible pavement performance. 4th International Conference on Asphalt Materials, Guangzhou.
  • Wang, G., Lee, N. (2012). The methodology of utilization of waste and recycled materials in construction. International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction (ICSDEC 2012), Fort Worth, TX.
  • Wang, G. (2012). Pavement noise investigation in North Carolina. 9th Asia Pacific Transportation Development Conference, Chongqing.
  • Wang, G., Wang, Y., Thompson, R., Ahn, Y. (2012). Long-life pavement design and construction ?? a case study. 9th Asia Pacific Transportation Development Conference, Chongqing.
  • Wang, Y., Wang, G. (2012). Impact of climate conditions on the effectiveness of asphalt pavement preservation techniques. 91st Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC.
  • Wang, Y., Wang, G. (2012). Steel slag in open-graded friction course and its contribution to structural strength of flexible pavement. 91st Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC.
  • Wang, G., Thompson, R., Tang, K. (2011). Construction quality management ?? a case study in Shanghai Pudong International Airport Terminal II expansion construction project. 6th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Wang, G., Smith, G., Shores, R., Botts, J. (2011). Preliminary tire-pavement noise study and measurement in North Carolina. NOISE-CON 2011 and TRB ADC 40 Conference, Portland, OR.
  • Wang, G., Thompson, R. (2011). Hot mix asphalt containing nickel slag aggregate ?? laboratory evaluation of its use in highway construction. 90th Transportation Research Board Meeting, Washington DC.
  • Guan, X., Ge, C., Wang, X., Wang, G. (2011). Models and algorithms of hub and spoke location for emergency service facilities in response to serious emergency incident. 3rd International Conference on Risk Analysis and Crisis Response - RACR 2011, Laredo, TX.
  • Guan, X., Ge, C., Wang, W., Wang, G. (2011). Models and boundary of emergency evacuation in serious emergency incident based on hub and spoke networks. 3rd International Conference on Risk Analysis and Crisis Response - RACR 2011, Laredo, TX.
  • Guan, X., Ge, C., Wang, W., Wang, G. (2011). Urbanization and food crisis in China: an economic analytical framework. 3rd International Conference on Risk Analysis and Crisis Response - RACR 2011, Laredo, TX.
  • Wang, Y., Wang, G. (2010). Factors affecting construction cost of AC overlay in life-cycle cost analysis. 15th International Conference on Transportation and Urban Sustainability, Hong Kong.
  • Wang, G., Smith, G., Wang, Y. (2010). Review of tire-pavement noise measurement and quieter pavement development. 8th Asia-Pacific Transportation Development Conference, Tainan, Taiwan.

Teaching

The ultimate goals of my teaching are to (i) stimulate students to construct the knowledge they learned from my teaching as their own so that they can apply the principles and skills in their work places; (ii) make sustained and substantial in?uence on students?? future career and life, the way they think and act; (iii) train students as an active lifetime learner.

Passion

Teaching is an action of love. The motivation for teaching comes from passion and love. I display my own enthusiasm in class for the issues contained in the courses. Passion can remove stress. My reward is that my students will remember the lessons they have learned long after graduation.

Understanding

It is not what I do, it is what I understand! Understanding includes understand students, understanding teaching, and extremely understand the subjects I am teaching. Students can learn and students learn best when they participate in their education. My responsibility is to engage and challenge students, inspire students to think critically and actively in and outside classrooms by raising carefully selected questions to provoke impassioned responses.

Integrating Classroom, Laboratory, and Field Teaching

As an educator, we must integrate the knowledge learned from textbook, laboratory and ?eld. Logical correct is fundamental and important. I demonstrate the applications of the knowledge in an active involving environment to make students understand how to solve problems with the knowledge covered by the course.

Beyond Textbook, Beyond Classroom

Quality education ?rst comes from classroom studies, as well as co-curricular activities, and many rapidly developing areas of the disciplines which are not yet updated in the textbooks. This is true especially in the 21th century. We are living in a time of knowledge explosion. Teaching from textbook and classroom is not enough to achieve my teaching goals. To keep up the pace with the rapid advances in construction engineering and management, I present students with new development and research results in the disciplines. It is always my responsibility to lead students to the area of cutting-edge knowledge in the subjects.

Service

My service philosophy is to engage in activities where I can most effectively apply my professional knowledge, unique skills, interests, and personal life experiences for the enrichment of students, the university, community, and professional society.


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