Dr Yue Huang

Dr Yue Huang


Employment History

  • 2018 to date, University of Leeds
  • 2012-2018, Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University
  • 2011-2012, Research Fellow, Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre, University of Nottingham
  • 2007-2011, Research Engineer, Scott Wilson Ltd (now AECOM)

Professional Engagement

  • CEng Reviewer, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), 2016 to date
  • Academic Standard Panel, the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE), 2017 to date

Research interests

Key Research Interest
Life cycle assessment
Pavement design, materials and recycling
Road safety

Research Grants Awarded:

  • Royal Society, International Exchanges with NSFC, Quantifying Vehicle Non-exhaust Emissions for Development of Low Impact Pavement Wearing Course, Co-I, Duration: 24 months
  • British Council, UK-China Joint Research and Innovation Partnership Fund, Electrical Output of Asphalt Concrete with Embedded Energy HarvesterCo-I, Duration: 12 months
  • Royal Academy of Engineering - Newton Fund, The Role of Additive Manufacturing in Promoting the Safety of Vulnerable Road Users in BrazilPI, Duration: 6 months
  • Egyptian Cultural Centre & Educational Bureau, Quantifying the Environmental Impacts of Road TransportCo-I, Duration: 2 years
  • British Council, Researchers Link Travel Grant, Quantifying the Impact of Road Geometry, Traffic and Environmental Characteristics on Frequency and Severity of Pedestrian AccidentsCo-I, Duration: 3 months
  • Royal Academy of Engineering - Newton Fund, Potential for Using the Park-and-Ride Systems for Reducing Congestion Problems in China’s Main CitiesPI, Duration: 6 months

Research Projects Participated:

  • Horizon 2020 - Innovation Actions, MOdify Drivers’ behaviour to Adapt for Lower EmissionS (MODALES), 2019-2022
  • Horizon 2020 - Innovation Actions, Optimal Fuel Consumption with Predictive PowerTrain Control and Calibration for Intelligent Truck (optiTruck), 2018-2019
  • Horizon 2020 - Marie Curie Actions - Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE), Partnership for Research in Geopolymer Concretes, 2016-2017
  • European Commission Framework Programme 7, End of Life Strategies of Asphalt Pavements (ReRoad), 2011-2012
  • European Commission Framework Programme 6, Economical and Sustainable Pavement Infrastructure for Surface Transport (EcoLanes), 2007-2009
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  • Chartered Engineer (CEng)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching (PGCert)
  • PhD, Life Cycle Assessment of Use of Recycled Materials in Asphalt Pavements, Newcastle University,
  • MSc, Pavement Engineering, Chang'an University
  • BEng, Civil Engineering, Chang'an University

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Student education


  • Deterioration and Maintenance of Pavements, 
  • Highway Engineering
  • Transport Integrated Project
  • Supervision of Masters dissertations

Research groups and institutes

  • Spatial Modelling and Dynamics

Current postgraduate researchers

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    <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/1842-develop-a-hybrid-life-cycle-assessment-model-to-evaluate-transport-infrastructure-projects">Develop a hybrid life cycle assessment model to evaluate transport infrastructure projects</a></li> <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/1869-enhancing-road-safety-by-addressing-the-risky-behaviour-of-commercial-riders-of-powered-two-wheelers-in-developing-countries">Enhancing Road Safety by Addressing the Risky Behaviour of Commercial Riders of Powered Two-Wheelers in Developing Countries</a></li> <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/1337-life-cycle-assessment-of-new-energy-vehicles">Life Cycle Assessment of New Energy Vehicles</a></li> <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/1382-optimisation-of-reinforced-concrete-structures-for-sustainability-and-cost-efficiency-with-the-consideration-of-uncertainties">Optimisation of reinforced-concrete structures for sustainability and cost-efficiency with the consideration of uncertainties</a></li>