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Civil and Environmental Engineering

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
Assoc Prof Cao BinBiofilms in natural and engineered systems Biofilm-mediated environmental bioprocesses Biofilm biology-informed biofilm engineering Biofilm-enabled biotechnological applications
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.
Assoc Prof Chong Tzyy HaurMembrane Process Intensification: Engineering for Efficiency and Sustainability in Water-Energy-Environment Nexus • Desalination and reclamation, water and wastewater treatment, industrial applications • Membrane fouling mechanisms, control strategies and fouling sensors • Process intensification, enhanced module and system design • Hybrid membrane chemical and bio-reactors
Prof Chu JianProf Chu's area of expertise includes laboratory and in-situ testing, soil properties, ground improvement, land reclamation, and waste utilisation.
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.
Asst Prof Fang MingliangHigh-resolution mass spectrometry based metabolomics and lipidomics Fate and transport of emerging environmental contaminants Human exposure and biomarker discovery Nuclear-receptor related endocrine disruption by environmental contaminants High-throughput bioassay application in the toxicity assessment Effect-directed analysis to screen bioactive compounds in environmental mixtures
Asst Prof Fei XunchangGoogle Scholar: Solid waste management Environmental engineering Geoenvironmental engineering
Prof Fritz BuschIntelligent Transport Systems Traffic engineering and control Transport modeling and simulation
Prof Fung Tat ChingProf Fung's areas of expertise are Computational Mechanics and Structural Engineering. His current research works focus on structural behaviour of tubular joints and the design of higher order time-step integration algorithms.