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  • About Dr. Chang

    Carlos M. Chang, Ph.D.,P.E.
    Associate Professor
    Department of Civil Engineering
    The University of Texas at El Paso
    500 W. University El Paso, TX 79968
    (915)747-8301 Fax: (915)747-8037
    Email: cchangalbitres2@utep.edu http://ce.utep.edu/cchang/

    Dr. Chang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). Dr. Chang’s major areas of interest are: asset management, infrastructure management, knowledge management, pavement management, pavement evaluation and design, and innovative materials and sustainability. Dr. Chang teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses following a learner centered approach supported by active and cooperative learning teaching techniques. He has taught twelve e different courses at the Department of Civil Engineering in the last ten years. He is also the academic advisor of the Chi Epsilon Chapter, the National Society of Professional Engineers-Texas (NSPE-Tx), the Transportation Leadership Council (TLC), and the International Road Federation (IRF) Fellowship program. Several students have been benefited receiving grants when competing in a worldwide IRF Fellowship program.

    Dr. Chang research involves the development of advanced decision making models and tools to address inventory, data collection, condition assessment, performance modeling, funding allocation, scenarios analyses, and program implementation practices in asset management. Multi-decision criteria, statistical tools, optimization techniques, and fair division methods are applied to perform analyses at the network and strategic management level . These analyses require the development of innovative analytical models to forecast the performance of asset components in order to allocate available resources more efficiently. Among his research sponsors are the National Highway Cooperative Research Program (NCHRP), Metropolitan Transportation Commission in California (MTC), The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization (ELP-MPO), and the City of El Paso. His research work is documented in more than 100 publications including technical papers in peer-reviewed national and international journals, conference proceedings, books, and reports.

    Dr. Chang is licensed as a professional engineer in Texas and member of the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE). He is the Research Coordinator of the TRB Pavement Management Systems Committee (AFD10) and member of the Pavement Preservation Committee (AHD18); Vice-Chair of the ASCE Infrastructure Systems Committee; and Vice President of the International Society for Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Transport Infrastructures (isMARTI) in the United States. He is also the former Chair of the International Road Federation (IRF),Asset Management Task Force, the Delegate of the Ibero-Latin-American Asphalt Congress (CILA) in the U.S., and Chair of the International Committee on Implementation of Mechanistic-EmpiricalPavement Design (CIDMEP), Dr. Chang is frequently invited to international conferences as a keynote speaker. Beyond the U.S. borders, he has been instrumental in the implementation of the Transatlantic Dual Master’s Degree Program in Transportation and Logistic Systems with the participation of the U.S, Czech Technical University and University of Zilina in Slovak Republic; and the Director of the USA/Peru Study broad Program: Global and Regional Sustainability Engineering in partnership with the University of Piura (UDEP) in Peru.

    Due to his unique combination of academic and practical experience, Dr. Chang developed the “Infrastructure Group” and the Engineering in Practice Program which are conceived to extend students’ education beyond the classroom merging teaching, research, and service. In 2011, 2012, and 2013, this program has been recipient of the “Engineering Award for Connecting Professional Practice and Education” from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).


  • Carlos Martin Chang, Ph.D., P.E. The University of Texas at El Paso

    Contact Information: Email: cchangalbitres2@utep.edu