Fwa Tien Fang



Director, Centre for Transportation Research

Professor

Postal Address: Department of Civil and
  Environmental Engineering,
  National University of Singapore
  1 Engineering Drive 2, E1A 07-03
  Singapore 117576
Tel: (65)6516 2276
Email: ceefwatf@nus.edu.sg
Office: EW1-04-02


Biography

Dr Fwa is currently a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Director of the Centre for Transportation Research. He is active academically and professionally in the area of transportation infrastructure performance assessment and management, particularly in the areas of pavement design and management, pavement materials testing and evaluation, and road and airfield pavement management systems. He has published more than 200 technical papers in leading international journals and conferences, and has been invited to lecture and make technical presentations in 17 countries, including keynote lectures at a number of international conferences and symposia.

Academic Qualification

  • Ph.D Transportation Engineering, Purdue University, USA, 1985
  • M.A.Sc Geotechnical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada, 1976
  • B.Eng (1st Class) Civil Engineering, University of Singapore, 1974

Professional Qualification

  • Professional Engineer, Singapore

Areas of Research Interests

  • Transportation infrastructure management
  • Highway and airfield engineering

Honours & Awards

    • 2009
    Alfred Noble Prize for Best Paper awarded by ASCE, USA

    • 2009
    MAIREPAV-6 Best Paper Award by International Society for Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Transport Infrastructure

    • 2009
    Minister’s Innovation Award by Singapore Ministry of Transport

    • 2005
    Frank M. Masters Transportation Engineering Award by ASCE, USA

    • 2003
    Minister’s Innovation Award by Singapore Ministry of Transport

    • 2002
    The Enterprise Challenge (TEC) Award, Singapore

    • 2000
    IES Engineering Achievement Award by the Institution of Engineers, Singapore

    • 1995
    Katahira Best Paper Award by Road Engineering Association of Asia & Australasia

    • 1993
    Arthur M. Wellington Prize for Best Paper by ASCE, USA

    • 1992
    Katahira Best Paper Award by Road Engineering Association of Asia & Australasia




Professional Activities

  • Asia Region Editor, Journal of Transportation Engineering, published by ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers)
  • Member of Editorial Board, International Journal of Pavements
  • Member of Editorial Board, International Journal of Pavement Engineering
  • Member of Editorial Board, International Journal of Road Materials and Pavement Design
  • Member of Editorial Board, International Journal of Roads and Airports
  • Deputy President, International Society for Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Transport Infrastructure
  • Board Member, Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies
  • Chairman, Transportation Engineering Committee, Institution of Engineers, Singapore
  • President, Pavement Engineering Society (Singapore)

Teaching Areas

  • Highway Engineering
  • Pavement Materials
  • Pavement Design and Construction
  • Pavement Management and Maintenance

Research Interests

  • Highway/Airport Infrastructure Management
  • Highway/Airport Pavement Management Systems
  • Pavement Maintenance
  • Pavement Evaluation and Testing

Selected Publications

  1. Fwa T F, Pasindu H R and Ong G P, “Critical Rut Depth for Pavement Maintenance based on Vehicle Skidding and Hydroplaning Consideration”. ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, 138, No. 4 (2012).
  2. Pasindu H R and T F Fwa, "Incorporating Risk of Failure into Maintenance Management of Cracks in Runway Pavements". Transportation Research Record, 2177 (2011): 114-123.
  3. Ong, G P and T F Fwa, "Modeling Commercial Truck Skid Resistance on Highways". ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, 136, No. 6 (2010): 510-517.
  4. Setiadji, B H and Fwa, T. F. “Examining K-E Relationship of Pavement Subgrade based on Load-Deflection Consideration”. ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, 135, No. 3 (2009): 140-148.
  5. Fwa, T F and G P Ong, "Wet-Pavement Hydroplaning Risk and Skid Resistance: Analysis". ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, 134, No. 5 (2008): 182-190.
  6. Fwa, T F and B H Setiadji, "Evaluation of Backcalculation Methods for Nondestructive Determination of Concrete Pavement Properties". Transportation Research Record, 1949 (2007): 75-82.
  7. Fwa, T F and G. P. Ong, "Transverse Pavement Grooving against Hydroplaning: Design". ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, 132, No. 6 (2006): 449-457.
  8. Liu, W and T F Fwa, "Wavelet Analysis and Interpretation of Road Roughness". ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, 131, No. 2 (2005): 120-130.
  9. Fwa, T F, S A Tan and L Y Zhu, "Rutting Prediction of Asphalt Pavement Layer using C-Phi Model". ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, 130, No. 5 (2004): 675-683.
  10. Fwa, T F, Y S Choo and Y. R. Liu, "Effect of Aggregate Spacing on Skid Resistance of Asphalt Pavement". ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, 129, No. 4 (2003): 420-426.
  11. Fwa, T F, S A Tan and Y Guwe, "Rational Basis for Evaluation and Design of Pavement drainage Layers". Transportation Research Record, 1772 (2002): 174-182.
  12. Fwa, T F, S A Tan and L Zhu, "Re-Examining C-Phi Concept for Asphalt Paving Mix Design". ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, 127, No. 1 (2001): 67-73.
  13. Fwa, T F, K H Tan and S Li, "Closed-Form and Semi-Closed-Form Algorithms for Back-Calculation of Concrete Pavement Parameters". Special Technical Publications, ASTM, 1375 (2000): 267-280.
  14. Fwa, T F, W T Chan and K H Hogue, "Multi-Objective Optimisation for Pavement Management Programming." ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, 126, No. 5 (2000): 367-374.
  15. Fwa, T F, W T Chan and C Y Tan, "Genetic algorithm programming of road maintenance and rehabilitation". ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, 122, No. 3 (1996): 246-253.
  16. Fwa, T F, C Y Tan and W T Chan, "Road maintenance planning using genetic algorithms ". ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, 120, No. 5 (1994): 710-722.
  17. Fwa, T F and K C Sinha, "Pavement performance and life cycle analysis". ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, 117, no. 1 (1991): 33-46.
  18. Fwa, T F and J D N Riverson, "Highway routine maintenance programming at network level" ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, 114, no. 5 (1988): 539-554.

Last Updated on 14 February, 2012 by Department of Civil and Environmental Enginering