Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Pan Tso-Chien

Executive Director, Institute of Catastrophe Risk Management
Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Prof Pan Tso-Chien

Professor Tso-Chien PAN received his PhD and MS degrees (Structural Engineering and Structural Mechanics) from the University of California at Berkeley in USA, and his B.S. degree from the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. He joined the faculty of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore in 1985. Prof Pan has served for 5 years as NTU’s Dean of the College of Engineering (CoE) till 30 June 2011. With 16,000 students, NTU’s CoE was one of the largest engineering colleges in the world. Prof Pan has provided the critical leadership in the transformation of NTU’s CoE towards a world-class college. He is currently the Founding Executive Director of the Institute of Catastrophe Risk Management (ICRM) at NTU Singapore.

Professor Pan specializes in the analysis and design of structures against dynamic loading. Over the years, Professor Pan has carried out many research projects in the area of dynamic structural response to shock and blast loading, as well as earthquake engineering. Professor Pan has made useful contributions to both the national and international research communities. He is now serving the international engineering profession as Director of the World Seismic Safety Initiative (WSSI), International Association for Earthquake Engineering (IAEE), and was a Director of the Executive Committee of the IAEE from 2004 to 2008. Professor Pan is a Fellow of the Academy of Engineering, Singapore, the Founding President of Earthquake Society (Singapore), a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Singapore, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers. He is also a Fellow of the ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology.
Research Interests
Damage Assessment of buildings subjected to dynamic loading
Structural design for blast loading and missile impacts
Vibration isolation for structures and equipment
Seismic hazard, vulnerability and risk assessments
Current Projects
  • A Case Study For RC Structural Collapse Analysis
  • A Case Study For Structural Collapse Analysis
  • A Case Study Of Integrated Petroleum Services Station
  • A Case Study Of Integrated Petroleum Services Station
  • A Case Study for RC Structural Collapse Analysis
  • A Case Study for Structural Collapse Analysis.
  • Building Security Research - MHA (Overhead)
  • Building Security Research - MHA: Development of a Geographical Information System (GIS) for Earthquake Response Monitoring of Buildings in Singapore
  • Development In Catastrophe Risk Management
  • Development of Advanced Research in Civil & Structural Engineering (RGM42/06)
  • Future Resilient Systems
  • Future Resilient Systems – Phase 2 (FRS-II)
  • Institute of Catastrophe Risk Management Risk Research Programme (ICRM)
  • Monitoring of the Republic Plaza Building
  • Natural Catastrophe Data Analytics Exchange (Nat Cat DAX)
  • Natural Catastrophe Data Analytics Exchange (Nat Cat DAX) - Industries
  • Remote Sensing Technologies for Exposure Mapping of Urban Areas
Selected Publications
  • Tso-Chien Pan, Avik Samanta, Kusnowidjaja Megawati, , Liping HuangHaitao Zheng and Qiwei Zhang. (2013). Seismic performances of non-seismically designed buildings in Singapore. Journal of Earthquake Engineering, , manuscript under preparation.
  • Li, B., Pan, T.C. and Nair. (2013). A case study of the local and global structural responses of a tall building in Singapore subjected to close-in detonations. The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings, 20(2), 223-246.
  • Pan T-C, Megawati K, Goh KS. (2011). Response of high-rise buildings in Singapore due to a potential giant earthquake in the Sumatran megathrust. Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 15(S1), 90–106.
  • Megawati K, Pan T-C. (2010). Ground-motion attenuation relationship for Sumatran megathrust earthquakes. Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 39(8), 827-845.
  • Pan, T.-C, Li, B., Lu, Y., and Lim, C. L. (2009). Response of Buildings to External and Internal Blast Loadings. Home Team Journal, Singapore, (1), 67-80.

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