Dong Zhao, LEED®AP

Dong Zhao

School of Planning, Design and Construction

Associate Professor, Construction Management; Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Telephone: 517-432-3242

Human Ecology Building
552 W. Circle Drive, Room 201K
East Lansing, MI 48824

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Research Interests: Computing in construction, including human-tech systems, occupant behavior, energy modeling, and networks & resilience; workplace hazard recognition, human errors & learning, and accident analysis & prevention; and human-cyber interface, VDC/BIM, virtual environment, and machine learning in smart cities.


Bachelors: Bachelor in engineering in construction engineering from Chongqing University.
Masters: Masters of science in engineering management from Chongqing University and Masters of science in building science from Virginia Tech.
PhD: PhD in building construction from Virginia Tech.

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Dong Zhao is an assistant professor of construction management in the School of Planning, Design and Construction at Michigan State University, and he advises the Graduate Student Association of Construction. He is LEED AP-certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. Prior to joining MSU, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Virginia Tech where he earned his PhD. His research focuses on the computational integration of human information into construction work and training systems. He has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed papers and serves as a member of several national committees, an National Science Foundation panelist, and an editor or reviewer for many international journals and conferences. Some of his honors include receiving the Best Journal Paper Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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