Eshan Dave

Graduate Coordinator
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 501: Strength of Materials
  • CEE 635: Engineering Materials Lab
  • CEE 735/835: Properties/Production Concrete
  • CEE 737/837: Pavement Rehab and Mgmt
  • CEE 796: Spc Top/Pavmnt Rehab&Maint
  • CEE 896: Spc Top/Pavmnt Rehab&Maint
  • CEE 897/997: Masters Student Seminar
  • CEE 936: Advanced Asphalt Materials
  • CEE 949: Advanced Pavement Design
  • CEE 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Sun, W., Sias, J., & Dave, E. (n.d.). Predictive Model for Determining Saturation Profiles under Pavements during Flood Events. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. doi:10.1177/03611981241238225

Zaremotekhases, F., Hunsaker, A., Dave, E. V., & Sias, J. E. (2024). Performance of the UAS-LiDAR sensing approach in detecting and measuring pavement frost heaves. Road Materials and Pavement Design, 25(2), 308-325. doi:10.1080/14680629.2023.2207658

Zaremotekhases, F., Hunsaker, A., Dave, E., & Sias, J. E. (2023). Development of an Unpiloted Aircraft System–Based Sensing Approach to Detect and Measure Pavement Frost Heaves. Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 51(4), 1953-1965. doi:10.1520/jte20220268

Zhang, R., Dave, E. V., Sias, J. E., Tabatabaee, H. A., Sylvester, T., & Wang, Z. (2023). Evaluation of the state of practice asphalt binder and mixture tests for assessing the compatibility of complex asphalt materials. Road Materials and Pavement Design, 24(sup1), 451-470. doi:10.1080/14680629.2023.2181005

Preti, F., Romeo, E., Roberto, A., Dave, E. V., Sias, J. E., & Tebaldi, G. (n.d.). Incorporation of plasticity and temperature effects on bituminous stabilised materials in a multi-layered pavement model. Road Materials and Pavement Design, 1-12. doi:10.1080/14680629.2023.2200865

Zhu, Y., Dave, E. V., Rahbar-Rastegar, R., Daniel, J. S., & Zofka, A. (2017). Comprehensive evaluation of low-temperature fracture indices for asphalt mixtures. ROAD MATERIALS AND PAVEMENT DESIGN, 18, 467-490. doi:10.1080/14680629.2017.1389085

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

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, (2208), 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

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