Yunping Liang

Contact Information:

Lincoln: City/Innovation Campus
KH A405E
(402) 472-3742

Professional Memberships:

• Board Member, AACEI Montreal Section
• Editorial Board Member, CSCE Construction Division
• Member, Standing Committee on Economics and Finance, TRB, National Academics

Assistant Professor

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering (minor in Infrastructure Policy and Finance), Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021
  • M.S., Operations Research, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020
  • B.Eng., Civil (Bridge) Engineering, Tongji University, 2017


  • Ph.D.

Ph.D. Openings

Ph.D. positions are now available for topics such as economics for sustainable construction/built environment, policy and finance for sustainable infrastructure, sustainability and resilience of infrastructure system, construction analytics, and engineering decision-making. Minimum requirements include:

  • B.S. degree in a related major, and knowledge or background in research-related areas.
  • Skill sets in advanced quantitative research methods or qualitative research methods. Applicants without required research skills are expected to pass designated courses from corresponding departments within first two years of enrollment.
  • GRE + English test (per UNL's recommendations, TOFEL>=100 & writing>=25 or IELTS>=7 & writing>=7).
  • Other requirements by corresponding programs.

To apply, email your package with the subject “PhD application + Full name”. The email should contain:

  • A full academic CV, including TOFEL and GRE scores.
  • All post-secondary, (un)official transcript(s).
  • Statement of intents (no more than 2 pages).
  • A writing sample (e.g., academic paper, report, thesis, individual course project report).

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Please do not send reminders. Only complete package will be reviewed. A virtual interview and reference checks are expected. 


  • Assistant Professor, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, CANADA
  • Analyst Intern, Ernst & Young China Ltd., Shanghai, CHINA

Areas of Research and Professional Interest

  • Construction Management and Economics
  • Construction Analytics
  • Sustainability & Resilience of Infrastructure System
  • Engineering (Infrastructure) Decision-Making
  • Project Finance
  • Project Delivery System

Research Profiles:

Courses Taught

  • CNST112 Construction Communications

About Yunping Liang

Dr. Yunping Liang is Assistant Professor in Construction and Infrastructure System Engineering at UNL. Liang’s research interests are at the intersections of Civil Engineering, Operations Research, and Public Policy. Currently, Liang’s research strives to enhance infrastructure investment by improving accountability and effectiveness, promoting social equity in project development, and maximizing investments on sustainable facilities. 

Honors and Awards

  • Young Professionals in Infrastructure Annual Fellow, July 2021
  • Global Graduate Research Award Outstanding Contribution, International Project Management Association, May 2021



Enhancing the (re)investment decision-making of infrastructure systems to achieve better climate resilience, National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), CANADA