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Songsu Son

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

School of Engineering


Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seoul National University, Korea
B.S., Engineering, Chung-Ang University, Korea


Songsu Son
Dr. Songsu Son is an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the American University in Dubai. His expertise is in transportation engineering with interests in sustainable pavement materials and innovative technologies on road construction.


Prior to joining AUD, he worked at the Illinois Center for Transportation as a Postdoctoral Research Associate on several governmental projects, which included development of new road materials incorporating with environment-friendly and cost-effective materials. His experience also includes international development professional at the National University of Architecture, Ministry of Transportation in Morocco, and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).


He is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Michigan (USA) and holds a certificate in Business from the University of Illinois (USA).

Teaching Interests
Pavement Engineering
Transportation Engineering
Transportation Planning
Traffic Engineering

Research Interests
Sustainable Road Materials
Pavement Evaluation, Maintenance, and Rehabilitation
Transportation safety
Sustainable infrastructure in underdeveloped/developing countries