• Yao Hui
    Title: Professor
    E-mail: huiyao@bjut.edu.cn
Current Professional Societies

1. The Royal Society for Arts (RSA), U.K.

2. Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), U.K.

3. American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM International), U.S.A.

4. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), U.S.A.

5. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), U.S.A.

6. International Association of Chinese Infrastructure Professionals (IACIP), U.S.A.

7. International Conference of Chinese Transportation Professionals (ICCTP), U.S.A.

8. Asia-American Association of Paving Technologists, U.S.A.

9. International Society for Asphalt Pavements, U.S.A.

10. Global Network of Nanotechnology and its application to Road Materials and Pavements, Columbia

11. Member of the “Road Construction – Pavement Engineering Materials – Mechanics and Computation of Materials”, World Transport Convention (WTC), China

Research Areas

1. Construction Materials

2. Engineering Mechanics

3. Traffic Sensing and Perception

4. Recycling Materials

5. Smart Infrastructure Systems

6. Image Processing

7. Molecular Dynamics (MD)

8. Discrete Element Method (DEM)

9. Transportation Data Science


1. Top25 Hottest Articles, Elsevier, Netherlands

2. The Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) Conference Funding, funded by the National Science Foundation, U.S.A.

3. Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award, Central South University, China

4. Dean’s Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Michigan Technological University, U.S.A.

Selected Publications (More than 60 Papers)

1. Hui Yao, Junfu Liu, Yiran Wang, Xin li, Jiani Zeng, Jianrong Li, Jie Ji, Qingli Dai, and Zhanping You, Mechanism Exploration of the Foamed Asphalt Binder Using the Molecular Dynamics (MD) Method, Journal of Cleaner Production, 374, 2022, 134015.

2. Hui Yao, Yanhao Liu, Xin Li, Zhanping You, Yu Feng, Weiwei Lu, A Detection Method for Pavement Cracks Combining Object Detection and Attention Mechanism, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2022, July 2022.

3. Qiang Zheng, Yue Hou, Hailu Yang, Puchuan Tan, Hongyu Shi, Zijin Xu, Zhoujing Ye, Ning Chen, Xuecheng Qu, Xi Han, Yang Zou, Xi Cui, Hui Yao, Yihan Chen, Wenhan Yao, Jinxi Zhang, Yanyan Chen, Jia Liang, Xingyu Gu, Dawei Wang, Ya Wei, Jiangtao Xue, Baohong Jing, Zhu Zeng, Linbing Wang, Zhou Li, Zhong Lin Wang, Towards a sustainable monitoring: A self-powered smart transportation infrastructure skin, Nano Energy, Volume 98, 2022, 107245.

4. Hui Yao, Junfu Liu, Mei Xu, Jie Ji, Qingli Dai, Zhanping You, Discussion on molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of the asphalt materials, Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 299, January 2022, 102565.

5. Hui Yao, Qingli Dai, and Zhanping You, Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Physicochemical Properties of Asphalt Model, Fuel, 164, 83-93. Jan. 2016.

Personal Statement

Currently, I am serving in a professor position at the Faculty of Architecture, Civil and Transportation Engineering, Beijing University of Technology in China. I received my Ph.D. degree from Central South University, China, and Michigan Technological University, the United States of America. My research interests include Construction Materials, Engineering Mechanics, Traffic Sensing and Perception, Recycling Materials, Smart Infrastructure Systems, Image Processing, Molecular Dynamics (MD), Discrete Element Method (DEM), and Transportation Data Science. I published and submitted more than 70 papers in the field of transportation engineering. Based on google scholar, the citation reaches more than 2000 times. Moreover, I am serving as an associate editor for Frontiers in Materials and Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Engineering Sustainability and am also an editorial member for more than ten international journals.


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