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Luh-Maan Chang

Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering

Purdue University
Lyles School of Civil Engineering
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051

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Email: changlm@purdue.edu

Specialty Area(s)

Education
Ph.D., University of Texas (Austin), 1983
M.S.C.E., University of Texas (Austin) 1980
B.S.C.E., Cheng-Kung (Taiwan), 1971

Research Summary
NanoConstruction Engineering, Precast Concrete Pavement; Painting Image Processing; Design and Construction.

Selected Research Projects


  • Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, and Green Manufacturing for Creating Sustainable Technologies, National Security, National Science Foundation (NSF), June 2005.

  • Surface Engineering and Coating, NSF Summer Institute on Nano-Mechanics and Materials, National Science Foundation (NSF), July 2004.

  • Implementation of Warranty Clauses for Steel Bridge Painting Contracts, Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), July 2004-December 2009.

  • International Travel Grant to the 4th CONSEC 04 at Seoul, Korea, Purdue University, June 2004-July2004.

  • Development of Implementation Package Using Warranty Clauses in Painting Contract, Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), January 2004-September 2004.

  • Using Pre-Cast Panels for Pavement Construction, Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), August 2002- February 2004.


Honors & Awards

Selected CEM Professor of the Year by Senior & Junior students, Division of Construction Engineering and Management, Purdue University, Spring 2005.

Selected CEM Professor of the Year by Senior & Junior students, Division of Construction Engineering and Management, Beta Tau Honorary Fraternity, Purdue University, Spring 2004.

Chi Epsilon, Purdue University Chapter, The National Civil Engineering Honor Society, 1995-present.

Selected Outstanding Professor by Beta Tau Construction Honorary, based on teaching, Division of

Construction Engineering and Management, Purdue University, Spring 1993.
Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Honorary, Purdue University, 1986.

Award of Excellence: Based on research and teaching, Halliburton Education Foundation, School of Building Construction, University of Florida, 1985.
Sigma Lambda Chi: The Building Construction Honorary, University of Florida, 1985.

President, Student Chapter, Associate General Contractors, University of Texas at Austin, 1981.

Captain, Basketball Team, Miao-Li Yuan, competed in National Tournament, Taiwan, 1971.

Captain, Rugby Football Team, National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan, 1970.

Selected Publications


  • Georgy, M. E., Chang, L.M., and Zhang, L., "Prediction of Engineering Performance: A Neurofuzzy Approach," Volume 131, No. 5, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, American Society of Civil Engineers, May 2005, pp558-568.

  • Georgy, M. E., Chang, L.M., and Zhang, L., "Utility Function Model for Engineering Performance Assessment," Volume 131, No. 5, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, American society of Civil Engineers, May 2005, PP548-557.

  • Lee, Sangwook, Chang, L.M., and Chen, P.H., "Performance Comparison of Bridge Coating Defect Recognition Method," Vol. 61, No.1, Corrosion Journal, National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) International, Houston, Texas, January 2005, PP12-20.

  • Georgy, M. E., Chang, L.M., and Zhang, L., "Engineering Performance in the U.S. Industrial Sector," Journal of American Association of Cost Engineers, Vol. 47, No. 11, American Association of Cost Engineers, January 2005, PP 27-36.

  • Lee, S., and Chang, L.M., "Digital Image Processing Methods for Assessing Bridge Painting Rust Defects and Their Limitations,: Proceedings of the 2005 ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Cancun, Mexico, July 12-15, 2005, pp. 841-852.

  • Lee, S., and Chang, L.M., "Bid-Markup Determination for Microtunneling Projects," International Journal of Tunneling and Underground and Space Technology: Incorporating Trenchless Technology Research, International Tunneling Association, Elsevier, Vol. 19, No. 2, March 2004, pp. 141-163.