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Associate Professor
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Curriculum Vitae

Education and Training

  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso 12/2008 Dissertation: Expert system design guide for lower classification roads over high PI clays Research Advisor: Dr. Soheil Nazarian
  • MS in Civil Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso 07/2003 Thesis: Expediting rigid pavement construction by using alternate pavement sections Research Advisor: Dr. Soheil Nazarian
  • B.E. major in Civil and Environmental Engineering, minor in Applied Computer Science, Tongji University, Shanghai, China 07/1998


Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.), Texas, No. 106375.

Research Interests

Recent Publications (out of a total of xxx)


Wanyan, Y., Abdallah, I., Nazarian, S. and Puppala, A.J. (2010) An Expert System for Design of Low-volume Roads over Expansive Soils Transportation Research Records: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2010

Wanyan, Y., Manosuthkij, T., Abdallah, I., Nazarian, S. and Puppala, A.J. (2008) Expert System Design Guide for Lower Classification Roads over High PI Clays Research Report: FHWA/TX-08/0-5430-2

Wanyan, Y., Portillo, E., Abdallah, I. and Nazarian S. (2008) Expert System for Pavement Remediation Strategies (ExSPRS) Users Manual Research Report: FHWA/TX-08/0-5430-P2

Manosuthkij, T., Puppala, A.J., Nazarian, S. and Wanyan, Y. (2007)
Comparisons between Measured and Predicted Swell Strains using PVR and
Suction Based Models in Proceedings, Sessions of Geo-Denver, pp. 1-11

Sheng, Z., Aristizabal, L.S. and Wanyan, Y. (2004) Well Spacing and Its Impacts on Surface Water Flow in El Paso Lower Valley in Proceedings, World Environmental and Water Resources Conference, ASCE, Salt Lake, Utah, June 27-July 1, 2004, 6p. CD-ROM.