Highway and Railway Engineering


Highway and Railway Engineering is one of the earliest disciplines of traffic and transportation engineering in China. It has a strong and well respected  faculty, including one member of Chinese Academy of Engineering, two Changjiang  scholars, 10 doctoral supervisors, 9 professors, and 10 associate professors. It  offers multilevel of degree seeking programs, from the undergraduate level of  Highway and Railway engineering to its master and doctor’s level. The faculty members of  Highway and Railway engineering were once awarded as innovative teaching group  at the national level.


The discipline carries out  the cutting edge researches on pavement structure design and research, design  theory and technology of long-span steel bridge deck, new material and technology of pavement structure, expressway maintenance technology, CAD based expressway design, etc. In the last five years, it has published 850 research papers in the principal academic journals, more than 12 academic textbooks and monographs. Meanwhile, it has won 16 awards

including 3 National Prizes for  progress in science and technology, 5 Provincial Prizes for progress in science  and technology, and one first prize and one second prize of national teaching  achievement. Furthermore, it has participated in numerous national and  provincial key expressway projects, such as lane-widening construction of  Shanghai-Nanjing Expressway, Hefei-Nanjing Expressway, the Second and Third Nanjing Bridges across Yangtze River, Jiangyin Yangtze Bridge, Runyang Bridge,  Sutong Bridge and Nanjing subway.



Major Research  Directions:

   ·  Pavement structure design theory and technology

   ·  Design theory and technology of long-span bridge deck pavement  

   ·  Application of new material and processing technology of  pavement

   ·  Functional pavement (low-heat absorbing pavement, low-noise pavement, antiskid  and water-draining pavement)

   ·  Expressway maintenance technology

   ·  Technology and application of subgrade stabilization

   ·  Modern measurement technology for expressway

   ·  Pavement management system based on modern data acquisition system

   ·  Highway design based on CAD

   ·  Highway landscape design and ecological conservation

   ·  Visual geometric design and safety assessment

   ·  Hazard prevention and mitigation in highway engineering