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Steven Sachs

Assistant Professor
Associate Chair - Undergraduate Studies
Civil & Environmental Engr

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(2016) Gene Skok Award for Outstanding Paper by a Young Author.

(2015 - 2016) University of Pittsburgh Engineering Graduate Student Organization Research Assistant of the Year for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

(2012) American Concrete Institute Pittsburgh Chapter Founders Award Scholarship.

(2012 - 2013) University of Pittsburgh Engineering Graduate Student Organization Teaching Assistant of the Year for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

(2011) Association for Bridge Construction and Design Pittsburgh Chapter Scholarship.

(2011) American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania Scholarship.

(2011) American Society of Highway Engineers Mid Allegheny Scholarship.

(2008) Pittsburgh Chapter of ASM International Gilbert Soler Scholarship for future promise in engineering.

(2008 - 2011) Continental Building Company Scholarship.

PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2016

BS, Civil Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, University of Pittsburgh, 2012

Donnelly, C., DeSantis, J., Vandenbossche, J.M., & Sachs, S.G. (2021). Mechanistic-Empirical Faulting Prediction Model for Unbonded Concrete Overlays of Concrete. TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD, 036119812110288.SAGE Publications. doi: 10.1177/03611981211028861.

Souder, N.C., DeSantis, J.W., Vandenbossche, J.M., & Sachs, S.G. (2020). Modeling the Development of Permanent Deformation in Asphalt Interlayers of Unbonded Concrete Overlays of Concrete Pavements. TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD, 2674(9), 489-499.SAGE Publications. doi: 10.1177/0361198120930013.

DeSantis, J.W., Vandenbossche, J.M., & Sachs, S.G. (2019). Artificial Neural Networks for Predicting the Response of Unbonded Concrete Overlays in a Faulting Prediction Model. TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD, 2673(10), 762-769.SAGE Publications. doi: 10.1177/0361198119850466.

DeSantis, J.W., Vandenbossche, J.M., & Sachs, S.G. (2019). “Faulting Development in Concrete Pavements and Overlays,”. International Journal of Pavement Engineering.Taylor & Francis (Routledge). doi: 10.1080/10298436.2018.1548706.

Sachs, S.G., Vandenbossche, J.M., Tompkins, D., & Khazanovich, L. (2018). Establishing the Interlayer Structural Response for Unbonded Concrete Overlays of Existing Concrete Pavements. TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD, 2672(40), 254-263.SAGE Publications. doi: 10.1177/0361198118792325.

Sachs, S., Vandenbossche, J.M., Alland, K., DeSantis, J., & Khazanovich, L. (2016). Effects of Interlayer Systems on Reflective Cracking in Unbonded Overlays of Existing Concrete Pavements. TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD, 2591(2591), 33-41.SAGE Publications. doi: 10.3141/2591-06.

Sachs, S.G., Vandenbossche, J.M., Li, Z., & Barman, M. (2016). Accounting for Temperature Susceptibility of Asphalt Stiffness When Designing Bonded Concrete Overlays of Asphalt Pavements. JOURNAL OF TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING, 142(10), 04016040.American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)TE.1943-5436.0000861.

Sachs, S., Vandenbossche, J.M., & Snyder, M.B. (2015). Calibration of National Rigid Pavement Performance Models for the Pavement Mechanistic-Empirical Design Guide. TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD, 2524(2524), 59-67.SAGE Publications. doi: 10.3141/2524-06.