Matthew V. Csenge

Graduated: May 2015 - M.S.

Graduate Research Assistant
Tel: (217) 244-6063
Email: <csenge2> at


2012, B.S. (Civil Engineering) University of New Haven, West Haven, CT
2015, M.S. (Civil Engineering) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Professional Interests

Matthew Csenge earned his master’s degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015. He worked as a graduate research assistant within the Railroad Transportation Engineering Center (RailTEC). Matthew’s research focused on railroad infrastructure, including bending capacity of plastic composite railroad ties, and design of concrete crossties and fastening systems. Academically, Matthew had interests in track design, maintenance, and construction of rapid transit and commuter rail systems.


Latest Publications

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Journal Articles


Holder, D.E., M.V. Csenge, Y. Qian, M.S. Dersch and J.R. Edwards. 2017. Laboratory investigation of the Skl-style fastening system's lateral load performance under heavy haul freight railroad loads. Engineering Structures. 139 (2017) 71-80.

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Conference Proceedings

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Canga Ruiz, A.E., M.V. Csenge, J.R. Edwards, Y. Qian and M.S. Dersch. 2017. Quantification of Rail Displacements Under Light Rail Transit Field Loading Conditions. In: Proceedings of the 2017 Joint Rail Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 2017.

Z. Gao, M.S. Dersch, Y. Qian, M.V. Csenge and J.R. Edwards. 2017. Use of Ballast Support Condition Back-Calculator for Quantification of Ballast Pressure Distribution Under Concrete Sleepers. In: Railways and Airfields, 10th International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, June 2017.


Csenge, M.V., Y. Qian, M.S. Dersch and J.R. Edwards. 2016. Resilient Concrete Crosstie and Fastening System Designs for Light Rail, Heavy Rail, and Commuter Rail Transit Infrastructure. In: Proceedings of the 11th World Congress on Railway Research, Milan, Italy, June 2016.

Holder, D.E., Y. Qian, M.V. Csenge, J.R. Edwards, M.S. Dersch and B.J. Van Dyk. 2016. Comparison of Lateral Load Performance of Concrete Crosstie Heavy Haul Fastening Systems. In: Proceedings of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, August 2016.


Csenge, M.V., H.E. Wolf, M.S. Dersch, J.R. Edwards, R.G. Kernes and M.G. Romero. 2015. Exploration of Alternatives for Prestressed Concrete Monoblock Crosstie Design Based on Flexural Capacity. In: Proceedings of the 2015 Joint Rail Conference, San Jose, CA, March 2015.

Csenge, M.V., X. Lin, H.E. Wolf, M.S. Dersch and J.R. Edwards. 2015. Mechanistic Design of Concrete Monoblock Crossties for Rail Transit Loading Conditions. American Public Transportation Association 2015 Rail Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, June 2015.

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