Research Categories

Civil and Environmental Engineering

This category covers:

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Concrete Structures and Technology
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Emerging Contaminants
  • Environmental Bioprocesses and Biotechnology
  • Fire Engineering
  • Information Technology on Construction Management
  • Land Reclamation
  • Maritime Logistics and Port Economics
  • Membrane Science and Technology
  • Offshore Engineering
  • Protective Technology
  • Renewable Materials
  • Risks and Project Financing
  • Rivers and Lakes
  • Spatial Data Modelling
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Transport Modelling and Traffic Management
  • Tropical Soils Engineering
  • Underground Space Development
  • Watershed

Related Links:
Protective Technology Research Centre
Maritime Research Centre
The Institute of Environmental Science & Engineering (IESE)
Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI)
Lien Institute for the Environment (LIFE)
Centre for Infrastructure Systems (CIS)
Residues & Resource Reclamation Centre (R3C)

NameResearch Interests
Asst Prof Bae Tae-Hyun1. Chemistry of materials - nanoporous materials including zeolites, mesoporous materials and metal-organic frameworks - thin films and nanocomposite membranes 2. Environmental technology - CO2 capture - water treatment 3. Molecular separaitons in chemical processes - hydrocarbon separations - gas separations
Assoc Prof Cao BinMicrobial biofilms in natural and engineered systems Extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) Interactions of biofilms and EPS with environmental contaminants Biological treatment of waste/wastewater Biodegradation, bioremediation, waste-to-energy (or value-added products) bioconversion
Prof Chen Charng NingHis current research interests include: development of integrated simulation models for catastrophe flood risk assessments and management; Low Impact Development (LID) in storm-water management of urban watersheds; stream corridor restoration for watersheds affected by urbanization and other natural & man-made disturbances; and advancement of the method for estimating reservoir trap efficiency, incorporating sediment gradation and runoff magnitudes into the formulation.
Assoc Prof Cheng NianshengProf Cheng Nian-Sheng's areas of expertise are hydraulics, sediment transport and turbulence. His current research works focus on open channel flows with vegetation, turbulent flows over dune-covered bed, and simultaneous measurements of two-phase flows.
Asst Prof Cheung Sai Hung-Catastrophe risk modeling, analysis, mitigation and management due to natural disasters and man-made hazards -Reliability, Risk engineering and science -Stochastic dynamics -Complexity science -Earthquake engineering, Performance-based engineering -Sustainable urban planning and development -Climate Change Impact Studies -Optimal decision making, design and control under uncertainty -Uncertainty quantification, System identification -Structural health monitoring
Prof Chiew Yee MengHe has had more than 25 years of research experience in many aspects of fluvial, hydraulic, coastal and offshore engineering. His particular research interest is in the area of erosion, sediment transport and turbulence. In addition to his research activities, Dr Chiew provides extensive consulting services to the engineering industries, both internationally and in Singapore. He was the Chairman of the 2nd International Conference on Scour and Erosion (ICSE-2) that was held in Singapore in November 2004. SELECTED PUBLICATION LIST 1. Chiew, Y. M. "Mechanics of Local Scour Around Submarine Pipelines" Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, vol. 116, no. 4, 515-529, 1990. 2. Chiew, Y. M. "Scour Protection at Bridge Piers" Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, vol. 118, no. 9, 1260-1269, 1992. 3. Chiew, Y. M. and Parker, G. "Incipient Sediment Transport on Non-Horizontal Slopes" Journal of Hydraulic Research, IAHR, vol. 32, no. 5, 649-660, 1994. 4. Chiew, Y. M. "Mechanics of Riprap Failure at Bridge Piers" Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, vol. 121, no. 9, 635-643, 1995. 5. Song, T. and Chiew, Y. M. and Chin, C. O. "Effect of Bedload Movement on Flow Friction Factor" Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, vol. 124, no. 2, 165-175, 1998. 6. Cheng, N. S. and Chiew, Y. M. "Turbulent Open-Channel Flow with Upward Seepage" Journal of Hydraulic Research, IAHR, vol. 36, no. 3, 415-431, 1998. 7. Melville, B. W. and Chiew, Y. M. "Time Scale for Local Scour at Bridge Piers" Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, vol. 125, no. 1, 59-65, 1999. 8. Cheng, N. S. and Chiew, Y. M. "Incipient Sediment Motion with Upward Seepage" Journal of Hydraulic Research, IAHR, vol. 37, no. 5, 665-681, 1999. 9. Ming, D. H. and Chiew, Y. M. "Experimental study for shoreline changes behind a detached breakwater" Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering, ASCE, vol. 126, no. 2, 63-70, 2000. 10. Chiew, Y. M. and Lim F. H. "Failure behavior of riprap layer at bridge piers under live-bed conditions" Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, vol. 126, no. 1, 43-55, 2000. 11. Song, T. and Chiew, Y. M. "Turbulence Measurement in Non-Uniform Open Channel Flow Using an Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter (ADV)". Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, vol. 127, no. 3, 219-232, 2001. 12. Chiew, Y.M. "Failure Mechanisms of Riprap Layer around Bridge Piers". Invited Paper (Plenary Section) in Proc. of First Int. Conf. on Scour of Foundations (ICSF-1), Vol. 1, 70-91, 2002. 13. Chen, X. W. and Chiew, Y. M. "Response of Velocity and Reynolds Stress Profiles to Sudden Change of Bed Roughness in Open-Channel Flow". Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, vol. 129, no. 1, 35-43, 2003. 14. Chen, X. W. and Chiew, Y. M. "Velocity Distribution of Turbulent Open Channel Flow with Bed Suction". Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, vol. 130, no. 2, 140-148, 2004. 15. Chiew, Y. M. "Local Scour and Riprap Stability at Bridge Piers in a Degrading Channel". Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, vol. 130, no. 3, 218-226, 2004. 16. Lu, Y., Chiew, Y.M. and Cheng, N. S. "Review of seepage effects on turbulent open-channel flow and sediment entrainment". Journal of Hydraulic Research, IAHR, 46(4), 476-488, 2008.
Asst Prof Chong Tzyy HaurMembrane science and technology: - Water and wastewater treatment, seawater desalination and water reclamation, food application - Membrane fouling and cleaning; sensors for membrane processes - Module design and hydrodynamics - Energy related to membrane processes
Prof Chu JianDr Chu's area of expertise includes labotrory and in-situ testing, soil properties, ground improvement, land reclamation, and waste utilisation. My research focus areas at the present are: (1) Instability behaviour of granular soil; (2) Innovative ground improvement methods including the use of microbial technologies; (2) Waste utilisation; and (4) Disaster mitigations.
Asst Prof David Lallemant- Disaster risk modeling - Engineering risk and reliability analysis - Remote sensing and earth observation technology - Geostatistics/spatial statistics - Predictive modeling - Humanitarian and development sciences - Design thinking as a research tool
Assoc Prof Dong ZhiliDr. Dong has more than twenty years experience in transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction of materials. His research interests include open-framework materials, nanostructured functional materials, advanced coatings and materials synthesis.