Stephen T. Muench

Stephen T. Muench

Tom and Marilyn Draeger - Beavers Associate Professor
Construction Engineering
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 here since 2004. In one prior life 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. In another prior life Steve worked for a local consultant company, Perteet, Inc., as a transportation design engineer. Now, happily embedded in his third career Steve teaches, does research, writes papers, attends conferences, grades exams, and does all the other stuff you see on his CV. But really, he just 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, a sustainability performance metric for roadway design and construction. Other interests include construction, pavements and online training.

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Research Interests

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