Stephen T. Muench

Stephen T. Muench

Tom and Marilyn Draeger - The Beavers Charitable Trust Associate Professor
Construction Engineering

stmuench@uw.edu
Office: More 133C
Phone: (206) 616-1259

PhD, University of Washington, 2004
MSCE, University of Washington, 1998
BSCE, University of Washington, 1990


Steve Muench has been at the UW on-and-off since 1986 and has been a faculty member since 2004. Since 2011, Steve has been the holder of the Tom and Marilyn Draeger | The Beavers Charitable Trust professorship. Prior to the UW, Steve worked for a local consultant company, Perteet, Inc., as a transportation design engineer. Before that, Steve was a nuclear submarine officer in the US Navy - serving 3 years on USS WILLIAM H. BATES (SSN 680) out of Pearl Harbor, HI and another 2 years teaching submarine tactics at the Naval Submarine Training Center Pacific. Now, happily embedded in his third career, Steve enjoys working with outstanding students, wonderful colleagues and interesting problems; all of which hopefully leads to making a difference and leaving the world a little bit better off.

Steve has research interests in the transportation infrastructure realm with special emphasis on sustainability. Current sustainability efforts include Greenroads Foundation, a sustainability rating system for roadway design and construction. Other interests include heavy civil construction, pavements and online training.

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Research Interests

  • Sustainable transportation infrastructure
  • Transportation construction
  • Pavements
  • Online training