Eshan Dave

Phone: (603) 862-5268
Office: Civil & Environmental Engineering, Kingsbury Hall Rm W173, Durham, NH 03824
Eshan Dave

Eshan Dave obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Civil Engineering in 2003 and 2009 respectively. At present, he is Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of New Hampshire. Prior to this he was assistant and associate professor of civil engineering at the University of Minnesota Duluth from 2010 to 2015. Eshan’s research interests include performance evaluation of pavements and paving materials, development and implementation of performance based specifications, resilient design of transportation infrastructure, climate variability impacts on infrastructure longevity, life cycle assessment, and cold regions pavement operability and performance. He is actively involved in Transportation Research Board, he is member of the AFK50: Structural Requirements of Asphalt Mixtures and AHD20: Pavement Maintenance committees. He is Committee Research Coordinator for AHD20 and Chair of the Subcommittee on Advanced Models to Understand Behavior and Performance of Asphalt Mixtures (AFK50(1)). Eshan is also member of ASTM International, Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists (AAPT) and American Society of Civil Engineers. He is member of the board of directors for International Society of Asphalt Pavements and chair of the Technical Committee on Pavement Field Evaluation (2014-present). At present Eshan’s research is funded through the Department of Defense, Minnesota Department of Transportation, New England Transportation Consortium and New Hampshire Department of Transportation.

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  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.E., Civil Engineering, Sardar Patel University

Research Interests

  • 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Failure Mechanics
  • Materials, Engineering Properties
  • Mechanics

Courses Taught

  • CEE 635: Engineering Materials Lab
  • CEE 665: Soil Mechanics
  • CEE 735: Properties/Production Concrete
  • CEE 796: Spec Top/Pavement Rehab
  • CEE 835: Properties/Production Concrete
  • CEE 896: Special Topics
  • CEE 936: Advanced Asphalt Materials
  • CEE 949: Advanced Pavement Design
  • CIE 622: Engineering Materials Lab
  • CIE 722: Properties/Production Concrete
  • CIE 723: Bituminous Materials& Mixtures
  • CIE 888: Master's Project Paper
  • CIE 923: Advanced Asphalt Materials
  • INCO 590: Rsrch Exp/Civil Engineering

Selected Publications

Daniel, J. S., Corrigan, M., Jacques, C., Nemati, R., Dave, E. V., & Congalton, A. (2019). Comparison of asphalt mixture specimen fabrication methods and binder tests for cracking evaluation of field mixtures. Road Materials and Pavement Design, 20(5), 1059-1075. doi:10.1080/14680629.2018.1431148

Oshone, M., Dave, E. V., & Sias, J. E. (2019). Asphalt mix fracture energy based reflective cracking performance criteria for overlay mix selection and design for pavements in cold climates. Construction and Building Materials, 211, 1025-1033. doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.03.278

Nemati, R., Haslett, K., Dave, E. V., & Sias, J. E. (2019). Development of a rate-dependent cumulative work and instantaneous power-based asphalt cracking performance index. Road Materials and Pavement Design, 20(sup1), S315-S331. doi:10.1080/14680629.2019.1586753

Oshone, M., Ghosh, D., Dave, E. V., Daniel, J. S., Voels, J. M., & Dai, S. (2018). Effect of Mix Design Variables on Thermal Cracking Performance Parameters of Asphalt Mixtures. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2672(28), 471-480. doi:10.1177/0361198118797826

Rahbar-Rastegar, R., Daniel, J. S., & Dave, E. V. (2018). Evaluation of Viscoelastic and Fracture Properties of Asphalt Mixtures with Long-Term Laboratory Conditioning. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2672(28), 503-513. doi:10.1177/0361198118795012

Tebaldi, G., Dave, E. V., Marsac, P., Muraya, P., Hugener, M., Pasetto, M., . . . Canestrari, F. (2014). Synthesis of standards and procedures for specimen preparation and in-field evaluation of cold-recycled asphalt mixtures. Road Materials and Pavement Design, 15(2), 272-299. doi:10.1080/14680629.2013.866707

Dave, E. V., Buttlar, W. G., Leon, S. E., Behnia, B., & Paulino, G. H. (2013). IlliTC – low-temperature cracking model for asphalt pavements. Road Materials and Pavement Design, 14(sup2), 57-78. doi:10.1080/14680629.2013.812838

Behnia, B., Dave, E. V., Ahmed, S., Buttlar, W. G., & Reis, H. (2011). Effects of Recycled Asphalt Pavement Amounts on Low-Temperature Cracking Performance of Asphalt Mixtures Using Acoustic Emissions. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2208(1), 64-71. doi:10.3141/2208-09

Dave, E. V., & Buttlar, W. G. (2010). Thermal reflective cracking of asphalt concrete overlays. International Journal of Pavement Engineering, 11(6), 477-488. doi:10.1080/10298430903578911

Dave, E. V., Song, S. H., Buttlar, W. G., & Paulino, G. H. (2007). Reflective and thermal cracking modeling of asphalt concrete overlays. ADVANCED CHARACTERISATION OF PAVEMENT SOIL ENGINEERING MATERIALS, VOLS 1 AND 2, 1241-1252. Retrieved from

Most Cited Publications