Contact Information:

City Campus (Lincoln)
113 NH
(402) 472-9470

Personal Links:

BiiM Lab Webpage

Associate Professor

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Construction Management, University of Florida, 2007
  • M.S., Computer Engineering, University of Florida, 2003
  • M. Architecture, Tongji University, China, 1997
  • B. Engineering, Architecture, Zhengzhou University, China, 1992


  • 50% Teaching, 40% Research, and 10% Service

Curriculum Vitae (CV):

Research Profiles:

Courses Taught

  • CNST860, CNST378, CNST379, CNST225

About Zhigang Shen

Dr. Shen’s current research is focused on NDE of civil infrastructure (optical, infrared, and/or hyperspectral), and high-performance building envelopes. As PI/Co-PIs, he was awarded more than $3M+ research grants from funding agencies such as  DOT (PHMSA), NSF, EPA, DOE, NDOT, and DOL. He published 60+ peer-reviewed articles in his research areas. He had 6 years industry experience in design and construction of large-scale commercial buildings and high-end residential buildings. He joined the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2007 as an assistant professor after serving 2 years in University of Wisconsin-Stout as an assistant professor. He was a visiting associate professor at New York University in 2014-2015.  He likes many sports activities such as swimming, hiking, golfing, skating, and skiing.



Honors and Awards

  1. 2020 Excellence in Research of College of Engineering, UNL
  2. 2019 Excellence in Research of College of Engineering, UNL
  3. 2018 Outstanding Reviewer of Elsevier Journal of Automation in Construction
  4. 2017 Outstanding Reviewer of Elsevier Journal of Applied Energy
  5. Recipient of UNL College of Engineering Faculty Service Award 2012
  6. 2011 Best Feature Article Award of ASCE journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering
  7. Alumni Pre-doctoral Fellow, the University of Florida, 1999-2003