Dr. Zhanmin Zhang Receives James Laurie Prize in 2012
Dr. Zhanmin Zhang, a civil engineering associate professor at The University of Texas at Austin, received the James Laurie Prize from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The James Laurie Prize is awarded annually to a member of the society for contributions to the advancement of transportation engineering.
Dr. Zhang was recognized “for his contributions to the advancement of knowledge and understanding of the management of highway infrastructure systems and in particular his development of a state-of-the-art pavement condition performance prediction process and pavement needs estimates for difference pavement condition goals.” In selecting him for this award, the committee particularly noted his contributions have been recognized nationally and internationally as being fundamental to determining the impact of funding allocations to components of a highways system network by providing owners and senior management with critical and timely information which in turn effects funding allocation decisions.
Dr. Zhang is also a Fellow of the Clyde E. Lee Endowed Professorship in Transportation Engineering. His research focuses mainly on the analysis of large-scale transportation infrastructure systems and robust maintenance policies and optimal resource allocations for infrastructure systems.