Peng Lou, PhD

Peng Lou, PhD

Ph.D. Rutgers University
Short Bio: 

Dr. Peng Lou is a Research Associate of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He obtained his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Zhejiang University, China, in 2010. He obtained his M.S., and Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey under the mentorship of Dr. Hani H. Nassif in 2012 and 2016. After his doctoral degree, he works as a research associate in in the Rutgers Infrastructure Monitoring and Evaluation (RIME) Group. His research areas include Bridge Deterioration Modeling, Bride Live Load Modeling, Structural Reliability Analysis and AASHTO Code Calibration, Fatigue Analysis, Bridge Life Cycle Cost Analysis, and Structural Health Monitoring.

Conference Proceedings: 

Nassif, H., & Lou, P. (2018, July). Bridge Safety Assessment for Strength II Limit State in AASHTO LRFD Specifications. In 9th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BRIDGE MAINTENANCE, SAFETY AND MANAGEMENT. Lou, P., Srithaninrat, T., Nassif, H., & Gao, D. (2019) RELIABILITY-BASED ASSESSMENT OF LOAD AND RESISTANCE FACTORED RATING UNDER PERMIT LOADS FOR STEEL BRIDGES. The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 98th Annual Meeting. Nassif, H., Wang, Y., & Lou, P. (2017, July). Dynamic Modeling of Train and Bridge with Stepped-Beam Cross-Sections. In International Conference on Experimental Vibration Analysis for Civil Engineering Structures (pp. 893-901). Springer, Cham. Nassif, H., Lou, P., & Su, D. (2016). Fatigue assessment of centenarian railway bridges. Maintenance, Monitoring, Safety, Risk and Resilience of Bridges and Bridge Networks, 348. Nassif, H., Lou, P. and Su, D., (2013), “Fatigue Assessment of Centenarian Railway Bridges for Heavier Railcar”, The 6th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (SHMII-6), Hong Kong, December 9-11, 2013.

Research Interests: 

Structural Reliability Fatigue Bridge Deterioration Modeling Bridge Life Cycle Cost Analysis

Journal Papers: 

Lou, P., Gao, D., Nassif, H., & Reddy, M. (2019). RELIABILITY ASSESSMENT OF STEEL BRIDGES FOR SPECIALIZED HAULING VEHICLES. Transportation Research Record, Accepted. Lou, P., Nassif, H., & Truban, P. (2018). Development of Live Load Model for Strength II Limit State in AASHTO LRFD Design Specifications. Transportation Research Record, 0361198118756874. Lou, P., Nassif, H., & Su, D. (2017). Impact of Heavy Freight Railcar on the Remaining Fatigue Life of Centenarian Railway Bridges. ASCE-Journal of Bridge Engineering, 22(11), 04017097. Lou, P., Nassif, H., Su, D., & Truban, P. (2017). Impact of Overweight Trucks on the Service Life of Bridge Girders. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, (2642), 103-117. Lou, P., Nassif, H., Su, D., & Truban, P. (2016). Effect of Overweight Trucks on Bridge Deck Deterioration Based on Weigh-in-Motion Data. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, (2592), 86-97.


1. Nassif, H., Özbay, K., Deka, D., Lou, P., Na, C., Mudigonda, S., ... & El-Awar, A. (2017). Performance Measures to Assess Resiliency and Efficiency of Transit Systems. 2. Nassif, H., Ozbay, K., Lou, P., Su, D., (2013), Evaluation of the Impact of Rail Investments and Engineering Improvement on Transit. MNTRC Project #1143, Final Report. 3. Nassif, H., Lou, P., Adediji, O, and Su, D., (2013), Evaluation of Cracking Potential for the Western Approach Structures of The Newark Bay Bridge Structure Nos. N2.01W and N0.28D, Draft Final Report for NJTA. 4. Nassif, H., Ozbay, K., Iyer, S., Su, D., Lou, P., Kara, E., Capers, H., and Valeo, M. (2012), Elimination of Weight Restriction on Amtrak, NJ Transit, and Conrail Lines, FHWA-NJ-2012-003, Final Report. 5. Nassif, H., Adediji, O, Lou, P., Su, D. and Na, C., (2011), Behavior of Concrete Deck on NJ Turnpike Interchange 16E/18E Bridge, Draft Final Report.

Job Title: 
Research Associate