Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Wong Yiik Diew
Associate Chair (Academic), School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Associate Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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[Oct 2022] Mr. Wong Y.D. (Wong Yiik Diew) is Associate Chair (Academic) and an Associate Professor at Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) School, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore. He graduated B.E. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering/transportation engineering at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. At NTU, he conducts undergraduate/graduate courses in transportation, highway engineering, traffic engineering, road safety engineering, urban studies, civil engineering materials, statistics and mathematics, and sits on the Curriculum Committee. He is Supervisor to 22 graduated PhD candidates (19 as Lead Supervisor) and 3 active PhD candidates. He is also Supervisor to 7 M.Eng. theses, 19 M.Sc. transport/logistics dissertations, 181 bachelor degrees' research projects, and 35 URECA projects. He is recipient of the Teacher-of-the-Year (CSE School) Award 2000 , and the Nanyang Education Award (CEE School) 2018.

In the present portfolio of Associate Chair (Academic) of CEE School, he has oversight of undergraduate programmes of the three disciplines of civil engineering, environmental engineering and maritime studies, with a total student roll of about 1,120 students. He had held various previous appointments. This includes Director of Centre for Infrastructure Systems (CIS), Deputy Director of NTU-LTA Transport Research Centre (TRC@NTU), Director of Bachelor of Science (Maritime Studies) Programme, Deputy Director of Master of Science (Logistics) Programme, and Director of B.Eng.(Civil Engineering) Programme. He has been Chair/Member in several School's Search Committees to recruit academic faculty.

In recent 10 years, he is involved in 22 research projects with total research grants of S$8.4 million (and a Principal Investigator in S$4.8 million research grants). He was a Lead Principal Investigator in Rapid Road Transit (RRT) programme in NRF-TUM CREATE 2. He is an Author in 174 journal papers (out of 199 publications listed in Scopus). His R&D interests are in sustainable urban mobility; road safety engineering & practices; driver & traveller behaviours; pedestrian safety & accessibility; bicycle transport & infrastructure; and innovative construction materials in pavement. He has also undertaken research in freight transport; maritime safety & security; maritime manpower developments; urban studies.

He is a Member of Singapore Road Safety Council (SRSC), Member of Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport Singapore (CILTS), and Senior Member of Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES). He is a Chartered Engineer (C.Eng.) (Railway and Transportation).

Dr Wong's R&D interests are in sustainable urban mobility; road safety engineering & practices; driver & traveller behaviours; pedestrian safety & accessibility; bicycle transport & infrastructure; and innovative construction materials in pavement. He has also undertaken research in freight transport; maritime safety & security; maritime manpower developments; urban studies.

 
  • CIS Research Grant
  • Environmental Sustainability Research
  • Integrated passenger-freight transport system
  • Maritime Studies Graduates Profiling: Career and Competency Mapping
  • Media Engagement of Stakeholders in Sustainable Maritime Transport: A Data Mining Approach
  • Programme for Micro-Mobility Safety and Utility Research
  • Research into impacts of next generation electronic road pricing (ERP-2) system
  • Research into road infrastructure design & operations for capacity, safety, social inclusivity and the environment
  • School Research Funding Support to Associate Chairs, Assistant Chairs and Prog Directors
Supervision of PhD Students
Research Scholars (active):
PhD Thesis (x3):
Sun Shanshan; Ma Bohao; Zhao Peilin;
Exchange PhD candidates (x3):
Wang Qichang (South East University);
Wang Bo (Chang'An University);
Chen Can (Wuhan University of Technology).
Research Fellows (x2):
Dr Chen Tianyi; Dr Dana Mutiara Kusumawardani;

Research Scholars [graduated]:
PhD Thesis (x22):
Lum Kit Meng; Aine Kusumawati; Ahad Memon; Anggraini Zulkati; Ho Sze Hwee; Chai Chen; Koh Puay Ping; Yeung Jian Sheng; Chen Mengjia; Yuen Kum Fai; Dwi Phalita Upahita; Tharsis Teoh Ghim Han; Wang Xueqin; Rojas Lopez Maria Cecilia; Shi Xiupeng; Te Ron Nguyen; Wang Yongcheng; Chen Tianyi; Chee Pei Nen; Che Maohao; Dana Mutiara Kusumawardani; Dwiyanti Arimbi Jinca;

Recent Exchange PhD Candidates (x3):
Jiao Fangtong (Wuhan University of Technology, China); Ma Yang (South East University, China); Wu Peijie (Harbin Institute of Technology, China);

M.Eng. Thesis (x7):
Ng Choon Heng; Chandrasekar, P.; Goh Pin Kai; Hau Lay Peng; Ho Jen Sim; Koh Puay Ping; Wong Miao’en Grace;

MSc (Transportation Engineering) Dissertation (x12):
Seah Haw Kuan; Tan Koon Hiau; Min Min Naing; Thu Ya Chit; Iwan Soemarjo Halim; Yap Zhee Lian; Abeyweera Herath Mudiyanselage Buddhi ; Aye Aye Htwe; Myint Myint Than; Thein Moe; Thant Zin Myo; Moe Aung Lwin;

MSc (Logistics) Dissertation (x7):
Ng Mong Choon Edwin; Goh Teck Jin; Chan Yew Kee; Tan Seng Hor; Ho Hwa Puay; Tan Tsui Hsia; Chng Siew Ling Yvonne.