Zhe Luo


Dr. Zhe Luo
Assistant Professor of Construction Management

Office: 219 Galloway
Phone: (409) 880-8644

Ph.D. Clemson University, SC
M.S.  Clemson University, SC
M.S. Tongji University, Shanghai, China
B.S.  Tongji University, China

Courses Taught

Geotechnical Engineering Lab
Foundation Engineering
Design of Earth Structures
Fuzzy Sets and Neural Networks
Honors Project (Individualized Study)
Soil Dynamics


Professional Experience

Academic Experience

Assistant Professor Lamar University, 2019-present

Assistant Professor University of Akron, 2014-2019


Industrial Experience

Geotechnical Engineer, GPD Group, 2019

Professional Registration

Professional Engineer (PE)


University Services

Faculty adviser, Construction Management Student Association, 2019-present

Member, AASCB accreditation & Assessment Committee, College of Business, 2019-present

Faculty Search Committee, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Akron, 2018-2019

Graduate Committee, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Akron, 2014-2019

Seminar Committee, College-wide and departmental seminar series, University of Akron,2014-2019

Delegate of University of Akron for Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Engineer-for-A-Day, 2015


Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Journal Publications

Hu, B., and Luo, Z. (2020). “Life-cycle probabilistic geotechnical model for energy piles.” Renewable Energy, 147, 741–750.
Luo, Z., Beck, D., and Mackey, S. (2019). “Evaluation of the costs and benefits of natural and grey infrastructures for the protection of the Lake Erie shoreline.” In: GeoSt.John’s2019, St. John’s, Canada, September 29–October 2, 2019.
Luo, Z., Karki, A., Pan, E., Abbas, A.R., Arefin, M.S., and Hu, B. (2018). “Effect of uncertain material property on system reliability in mechanistic-empirical pavement design.” Construction and Building Materials, 172, 488–498.
Luo, Z., Li, Y., Zhou, S., and Di, H. (2018). “Effect of vertical spatial variability on supported excavations in sands considering multiple geotechnical and structural failure modes.” Computers and Geotechnics, 95, 16–29.