Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
M.S. Engineering Mechanics, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
B.S. Civil Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
Registered Professional Engineer - New York #68752, Michigan #44127

Research Interests

Developing Deterioration Curves for Bridge Elements - funded by Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (UIUC)

Bridge Deterioration and Preservation Model Refinement / Development - funded by Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (UIUC)

LRFD & LRFR Specifications for Permits & Fatigue Truck Loads – funded by California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)

Reliability Based Evaluation of Loading Configurations for Long-Span Bridges – funded by Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)

Bridge System Safety and Redundancy – funded by National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)

Effect of Overweight Vehicles on NYSDOT Infrastructure – funded by New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT)

Evaluation of Fatigue on the Serviceability of Highway Bridges – funded by National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)

Proposed New AASHTO Load Rating Provisions for Implements of Husbandry, – funded by National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)

Refinement of Load Factors for Illinois-Specific Load and Resistance Factored Rating (LRFR) Bridge Load Rating Using Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) Data – funded by Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (UIUC)

Description of Research

Develop methods for modeling stochastic phenomena relevant to structural engineering, bridge engineering, engineering mechanics, engineering management, etc.

Develop specifications for bridge structure design and evaluation.

Develop new methods for bridge structure design and evaluation based on better understanding of these structures.

Develop new methods for testing structures and materials.


Roy W. Crum Distinguished Service Award of the Transportation Research Board, National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, for "his significant, innovative, visionary, and practical contributions to bridge engineering research, implemented in the practice of preserving and designing safer highway infrastructure of this country and the world", 2022

ASCE Ernest E. Howard Award for “innovative and significant contributions to national and state practice specifications advancing structural engineering," 2021

ASCE Alfredo Ang Award on Risk Analysis and Management of Civil Infrastructure for "his outstanding contributions on risk analysis and management of bridge infrastructure,”  American Society of Civil Engineers, 2020

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Fu, G., Khademi, F., Le, H., and Zoruba, S. “3-D Frame Behavior and Load Rating of Truss Bridges in Railway Infrastructure”, International Journal of Structural and Infrastructure Engineering, online published September 2021, Volume 19, Issue 1, 2023.

Fu, G., Khademi, F., and Zoruba, S. “In- and Out-of-Plane Bending in Steel Through-Truss Bridges”, ASCE Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, online published November 2021, 27(2), 05022002 

Fu, G., Wang, Q., Chi, J., Lwin, M., and Corotis, R. (2020) “Proposed New AASHTO Load Rating Provisions for Implements of Husbandry”, NCHRP Report 951, TRB, Washington, DC

Fu, G., Chi, J., and Wang, Q. (2019). “Illinois-Specific Live Load Factors Based on Truck Data.”,  Final Report to Illinois Department of Transportation, February, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

G.Fu "Bridge Design and Evaluation: LRFD and LRFR", John Wiley & Sons, 2013

Bowman, M., Fu, G., Zhou, E. and Connor, R. (2012). “Fatigue Evaluation of Steel Bridges.”, NCHRP Report 721,  TRB, Washington, DC

G.Fu (Editor) "Inspection and Monitoring Techniques for Bridges and Civil Structures" Woodhead Publishing Ltd., 2005

Vincete, M.A., González,D. C., and Fu, G. (2015). “Static and Dynamic Testing of High Speed Rail Bridges in Spain.” Journal of Bridge Engineering, 20(2), 06014006.

G.Fu, L.Liu, and M.Bowman "Multiple Presence Factor for Truck Load on Highway Bridges", ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol.8, No.3, pp.240-249, March 2013, online published October 24, 2011

G.Fu and J.You "Extrapolation for Future Maximum Load Statistics" ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 16, Issue 4, pp.527-535, July 2011 (online published September 4, 2010)

G.Fu, J.Feng, and Y.Zhuang Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Decks on Skewed Steel Superstructure under Truck Load" ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol.16, No.2, pp.219-225 March/April 2011

G.Fu and J.Ye "Edge Based Close-Range Digital Photogrammetry for Structural Deformation Measurement" ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol.137, Issue 7, pp.475-483, July 2011 (online published Jan. 20, 2011)

G.Fu, H.Cohen, P.Thompson, J.Feng, and W.Dekelbab "Planning for Commercial Vehicle Weight Limit Change: Application and Computer Software", ASCE Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, Feb. 2010, Vol.15, No.1, pp.9-20

P.Chun and G.Fu, "Derivation of Governing Equation of Skewed Thick Plates and Its Closed-form Solution", JSCE Journal of Applied Mechanics, 12, pp.15-25, 2009

G.Fu and J.You "Truck Loads and Bridge Safe Capacity Evaluation in China" ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol.14, No.5, p.327-336, Sept. 2009

X.Lu, G.Fu, W.Shi, and W.Lu "Dynamic Similitude for Shake Table Model Testing and Its Application to Engineering Design", Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings, Vol.17, pp.181-201, 2008 (online published Aug.2, 2007)

U.P.Poudel, G.Fu, and J.Ye "Wavelet Transformation of Mode Shape Difference Function for Structural Damage Location Identification", International Journal of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Volume 36, Issue 8, pp.1089-1107, July 2007

B.Mu, H.C.Wu, A.Yan, K.Warnemuende, G.Fu, R.F.Gibson, and D.W.Kim "FEA of Complex Bridge System with FRP Composite Deck", ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, Vol.10, No.1, pp.79-86, Jan./Feb. 2006


Bridge engineering, structural engineering, engineering mechanics, stochastic modeling, destructive and non-destructive testing for materials and structures, engineering management, infrastructure management.

Gongkang Fu

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