|Assoc Prof Tiong Lee Kong, Robert |
Division of Infrastructure Systems and Maritime Studies
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering
Phone: (+65)6790 5253
- PhD Nanyang Technological University 1994
- ME University of California, Berkeley 1987
- BSc(Hons) University of Glasgow 1981
|Bio-data of Assoc Prof Robert L K Tiong, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, NTU
Dr Robert Tiong is an Associate Professor in School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, as well as Deputy Director of Centre for Infrastructure Systems at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is the Program Director of the MSc Programme in International Construction Management since its inception in 1991. Dr Tiong graduated in 1981 from University of Glasgow with First Class Honours in Civil Engineering, with specialisation in management. He obtained his M.Eng on Construction Engineering & Management, from University of California, Berkeley in 1987 and his PhD in 1994 from NTU.
His research and consulting interests focus on integrated risk analysis and economics, financing, management, and project procurement for infrastructure projects. More recently, he has focussed on catastrophe risk management, alternative risk transfer and financing for natural hazards and catastrophes such as floods and earthquakes. He has published extensively including a monograph on “The Structuring of Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) Projects”, a research report on “Evaluation of risks in BOT projects”, and a book chapter on “Public-Private Partnership for Infrastructure Projects: An Asian Dimension”. He was also a reviewer for the UNIDO Guidelines for the Development, Negotiation, and Contracting of BOT Projects. He has worked with the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank on risk analysis and management of infrastructure projects. Recently, he has been involved in the study of Clean Energy Development and Carbon Credit Finance for hydro-power projects in developing countries such as Vietnam.
|Areas of research interests:
1. catastrophe risk assessment and management
2. alternative risk transfer mechanisms and financing
3. catastrophe micro-insurance
4. sustainable development and systems,
5. impact of climate change, carbon finance and carbon emission reductions
6. integrated risk analysis
|Research Grant |
- Academic Research Fund Tier 1 (2006-) [by Ministry of Education (MOE)]
- Defence Science and Technology Agency (2004-) [by MINDEF - Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA)]
- Defence Science and Technology Agency (2009-) [by MINDEF - Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA)]
- JTC Corporation - NTU (2012-)
- NRF Competitive Research Program (2010-) [by National Research Foundation (NRF)]
- NTU Internal Funding - Start Up Grant - College of Engineering (2010-)
|Current Projects |
- A Study on Social Impact on Public towards Underground Cavern Development
- Customization of Decision Aid for Tunnelling (DAT) Software for Construction Risk Assessment Studies for the Underground Science City (USC) at Kent Ridge and Underground Warehousing & Logistics Facility (UWLF) at Tanjong Kling/Jurong Hill
- Flood Risk Simulation Model for Jakarta, Indonesia
- Impact of Catastrophes on Shipping
- Innovative/Sustainable Facility Management Tools for Public Buildings
- Research Programme on Exposure & Vulnerability of Marine Cargo to Natural Hazards_Research Stream 1: Marine Cargo Exposure
- Research Programme on Exposure & Vulnerability of Marine Cargo to Natural Hazards_Research Stream 2: Marine Cargo Vulnerability
- Third Party Motor Liability Insurance
- UTRE Phase II (POD0814223-PTRC-CEE/DSTA/2009.03)
- Underground Technology and Rock Engineering (UTRE) Program - Social, Economical and Environmental Impact Assessment of Underground Constructions
- Underwater Infrastructure and Underwater City of the Future_Project 1: New Concrete, Reinforcing Materials & Structural Design Consideration
- Underwater Infrastructure and Underwater City of the Future_Project 2: Innovative Soil Treatment & Foundation Methods
- Underwater Infrastructure and Underwater City of the Future_Project 3: Hydrodynamic Consideration
- Sham, W.L., Wong, L.N.Y., Bai, W.Q. and Tiong, R.L.K. (2011). Modern Methods and Advances in Structural Engineering and Construction, ISEC-6: Geological risk assessment in underground construction.Zurich.
- Sachs, T; Tiong, RLK. (2009). Quantifying Qualitative Information on Risks: Development of the QQIR Method. JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT-ASCE, 135(1), 56-71.
- Kong, Dequan; Tiong, Robert L. K.; Cheah, Charles Y. J.; Permana, Andre; Ehrlich, Matthias. (2008). Assessment of Credit Risk in Project Finance. JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT-ASCE, 134(11), 876-884.
- Singh, D; Tiong, RLK. (2006). Contractor selection criteria: Investigation of opinions of Singapore construction practitioners. JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT-ASCE, 132(9), 998-1008.
- Bakatjan, S; Arikan, M; Tiong, RLK. (2005). Optimal capital structure model for BOT power projects in Turkey. JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT-ASCE, 131(3), 386-387.