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Xiaochao Tang PhD

Assistant Professor

  • PhD, Civil Engineering (2011)

    Pennsylvania State University--University Park (PA)

  • MS, Civil Engineering (2006)

    West Virginia University (WV)

  • BS, Mining and Geotechnical Engineering (2002)

    Central South University

  • CE 446 Foundation Engineering

  • CE 343 Soil Mechanics

  • ENGR 401 Senior Project

My research interests lie in the general areas of geotechnical and infrastructure engineering. My recent work focuses on the instrumentation and monitoring of transportation infrastructure as well as characterization and effective use of new and sustainable materials for geotechnical and transportation projects

The overall goal of my research is to address pressing issues related to the nation’s aging transportation infrastructure through innovative and practical ideas and technologies.

Selected Awards

  • Provost Grand, Funding for Research, Widener University, 2014–2015

Selected Publications

  • Tang, Xiaochao, Shelley M. Stoffels, and Angelica M. Palomino. “Resilient and Permanent Deformation Characteristic of Unbound Pavement Layers Modified by Geogrids.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2369, vol. 4 (2013): 3–10.

  • Tang, Xiaochao., Angelica M. Palomino, and Shelley M. Stoffels, S. M. (2013). “Reinforcement Tensile Behavior Under Cyclic Moving Wheel Loads.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2363 (2013): 113–121. 

  • Tang, Xiao-Chao, Shelley M. Stoffels, and Angelica M. Palomino. “Evaluation of Pavement Layer Moduli Using Instrumentation Measurements.” International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology 6, no. 6 (2013): 755–764.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)