Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Wong Yiik Diew
Acting Associate Chair (Faculty)
Associate Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Wong Y.D. (Wong Yiik Diew) is an Associate Professor, and Acting Associate Chair (Faculty), 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. He is Supervisor to 23 graduated PhD candidates (20 as Lead Supervisor) and 4 active PhD candidates. He is also Supervisor to 7 M.Eng. theses, 19 M.Sc. transport/logistics dissertations, 196 bachelor degrees' research projects, and 38 URECA projects. He is recipient of the Teacher-of-the-Year (CSE School) Award 2000 , and the Nanyang Education Award (CEE School) 2018.

He had held various previous appointments. This includes Associate Chair (Academic) in CEE School, 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.

In recent 10 years (2014-2023), he is involved in 27 research projects with total research grants of S$9.8 million (and a Principal Investigator in S$5.4 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 241 publications (218 are journal articles) as listed in Scopus. He is also listed among the top 2% scientists 2023 by Stanford University. 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 Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport Singapore (CILTS), and Senior Member of Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES). He is a Chartered Engineer (CEngSG) (Railway and Transportation). He is also Member of Technical Committee on Railway and Transportation Engineering (IES).

[26 May 2024]

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
  • Research into road infrastructure design & operations for capacity, safety, social inclusivity and the environment
  • Safety 4.0: AI-Driven Ship Safety Management System
  • School Research Funding Support to Associate Chairs, Assistant Chairs and Prog Directors
Supervision of PhD Students
Research Scholars (active):
PhD Thesis (x4):
Ma Bohao; Zhao Peilin; Zhou Yunhao; Cui Zhongyu;

Exchange PhD candidates (x4):
Jiang Luping (Zhongnan University of Economics and Law);
Xiong Minglan (Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics);
Niu Jia'An (Chongqing Jiaotong University);
Ma Xiaochi (Southeast University).

Research Scholars [graduated]:
PhD Thesis (x23):
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; Sun Shanshan;

Recent (2021-2023) Exchange PhD/*MEng Candidates (x11):
Jiao Fangtong (Wuhan University of Technology); Ma Yang (South East University,); Wu Peijie (Harbin Institute of Technology); Wang Qichang (South East University); Wang Bo (Chang'An University); Chen Can (Wuhan University of Technology); Yi Xingyu (South East University);*Liu Benxing (Shandong University of Technology); *Yang Ziyi (Shandong University of Technology); Xu Qingjin (Chang'An University); Wang Biyao (Chang'An University);

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.

Former Research Fellows (current affiliation) (x15):
Dr Chen Tianyi (National University of Singapore);
Dr Chai Chen (College of Transportation Engineering, Tongji University, China, China);
Dr Dana Mutiara Kusumawardani (University of Indonesia);
Dr Diem Trinh Le (A*STAR - Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore);
Dr Du Qianqian (Rakuten, Japan);
Dr Dwi Phalita Upahita (Agency for The Assessment & Application of Technology, Indonesia);
Dr Gao Yidan (TUM CREATE, Singapore);
Dr Loh Hui Shan (Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore);
Dr Meng Meng (University of Bath, UK);
Dr Preeda Chaturabong (King Mongkut Institute of Technology Lakrabang, Thailand);
Dr Roh Saeyeon (Plymouth Business School, University of Plymouth, UK);
Dr Shi Xiupeng (Shanghai University, China);
Dr Sun Shanshan (IHPC, A*STAR, Singapore);
Dr Wang Xueqin (Chung-Ang University, South Korea);
Dr Zhou Qingji (Department of Marine Technology, Tianjin University, China);