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NTU Supervisors & Projects (School of Civil and Environmental Engineering)

Supervisor
Anthony G Fane

Cao Bin

Chang Wei-Chung, Victor

Cheng Nian Sheng

Chiew Yee Meng

Edmond Lo Yat Man


Huang Zhenhua

Law Wing-Keung, Adrian

Lim Siow Yong


Lim Teik Thye

Liu Yu

Email Contact
Research areas for potential PhD studies
Division of Environmental And Water Resources Engineering
agfane@ntu.edu.sg
Membrane fouling mechanisms and control,
module design and fluid flow, non-invasive
characterizationof membranes, membrane
bioreactors, desalination, membrane distillation
etc for water and wastewater treatment
bincao@ntu.edu.sg
Microbial biofilms in natural and engineered
systems; Extracellular polymeric substances
(EPS); Interactions of biofilms and EPS with
environmental contaminants; Biological
treatment of waste/wastewater
WCChang@ntu.edu.sg
Air quality with special emphasis on aerosol
physics and chemistry, indoor/outdoor air
quality monitoring, human exposure
assessments via inhalation, photo-catalytic
technology in indoor air quality control, and
energy efficiency on HVAC systems
CNSCheng@ntu.edu.sg
Particle-flow interactions with applications in
the areas of environmental hydraulics, river and
coastal engineering
CYMCHIEW@ntu.edu.sg
Particle-flow interactions with applications in
the areas of environmental hydraulics, river and
coastal engineering
cymlo@ntu.edu.sg
Wave mechanics; Urban water resources
management
ZHHuang@ntu.edu.sg
Wave-structure interaction; Hydrodynamics;
Large scale circulations and transport
phenomena in coastal waters; Environmental
fluid mechanics; Ocean and Coastal Engineering
cwklaw@ntu.edu.sg
Environmental fluid mechanics, with special
emphasis on wastewater disposal and impact,
wastewater treatment processes, and pollutant
transport in coastal environment
CSYLIM@ntu.edu.sg
Hydraulic Engineering; Sediment Transport and
Scouring Phenomena; Open Channel Hydraulics
CTTLim@ntu.edu.sg
Development of environmental nanomaterials
for pollution control; Advanced water
technologies; Waste treatment for reuse;
Contaminant fate and transport in surface
waters and groundwater
cyliu@ntu.edu.sg
Aerobic and anaerobic MBR; Biofouling control;
Cellular communication; Microbubble
technology for water reclamation; Energyefficient water reclamation processes;
Anammox; Biogranulation technology; Energy
and resources recovery from waste and
wastewater

NTU Supervisors & Projects (School of Civil and Environmental Engineering)


Ng Wun Jern
Qin Xiaosheng

wjng@ntu.edu.sg
xsqin@ntu.edu.sg

Sun Delai, Darren

ddsun@ntu.edu.sg

Tan Soon Keat

ctansk@ntu.edu.sg

Wang Rong

rwang@ntu.edu.sg

Yan Xiaoli

xlyan@ntu.edu.sg

Chu Jian

Goh Teck Chee, Anthony


Harianto Rahardjo

Lam Siu Lee, Jasmine

Water and wastewater management


Integrated water resources planning and
management; Hydrological modeling and
watershed management; Climate change
impact assessment and adaptation planning;
Groundwater modeling and contaminated site
remediation; Decision support system
development for environmental & water
resources studies
Environmental applications and implication of
nanomaterials; Membrane separation for
desalination, water reclamation and water
quality control; Engineered hybrid
multifunctional membrane for sustainable
production of water and energy.
Physical and Numerical modelling of coastal,
hydraulics and hydrological processes; Water
Resources Engineering
Novel hollow fiber membrane fabrication,
membrane modification; Membrane module
design; Membrane based hybrid systems for
water and energy
Development of environment functional
materials for water treatment and energy
production; Environmental electrochemical
sensors for micropollutants detection

Division of Infrastructure Systems & Maritime Studies


CJCHU@ntu.edu.sg
Laboratory and in-situ testing, engineering
properties of soil, land reclamation, soil
improvement, disaster mitigation and
rehabilitation techniques, and geoenvironmental engineering
CTCGOH@ntu.edu.sg
Deep excavations; Soil-structure interaction;
Numerical methods; Genetic algorithms
chrahardjo@ntu.edu.sg
Rainfall - induced landslides; Unsaturated Soil
Mechanics, Behaviour of unsaturated tropical
soils; Soil improvement for tree stability;
Advanced soil laboratory tests, Numerical
analyses of unsaturated and saturated soil
Behaviour
sllam@ntu.edu.sg

Modelling, strategy and management of ports


and shipping; Risk management for ports,
shipping and supply chains; Port planning and
development; Maritime logistics/ Supply chain
management

NTU Supervisors & Projects (School of Civil and Environmental Engineering)


Leong Eng Choon

cecleong@ntu.edu.sg

Low Bak Kong

CBKLOW@ntu.edu.sg

Teh Cee Ing

cciteh@ntu.edu.sg

Thai Van Vinh

vvthai@ntu.edu.sg

Tiong Lee Kong, Robert

clktiong@ntu.edu.sg

Wang Zhiwei, David

wangzhiwei@ntu.edu.sg

Wong Ngai Yuen, Louis

lnywong@ntu.edu.sg

Wong Yiik Diew

CYDWONG@ntu.edu.sg

Laboratory and field testing for saturated and


unsaturated soils; Dynamic behaviour of soil;
Foundation engineering; Numerical and
analytical methods in geotechnical engineering
Land reclamation; Underground space
creation; Rock engineering; Slope stability;
Reliability-based design; Probabilistic
approach and statistical decision methods.
Soil-structure interaction; Interpretation of insitu tests; Soil improvement methods;
Probabilistic and reliability analysis in
geotechnical engineering
Shipping & port management, maritime safety
& security management, quality management in
shipping, shipping strategy, maritime logistics,
supply chain
Climate Change impacts, Risk quantification,
assessment and modelling; Smart Cities and
smart sustainable services
Transportation network design; land-use and
transport planning; dynamic traffic assignment;
public transport planning and design
Fracture mechanics in rocks, underground
engineering, laboratory studies of engineering
rock properties
Road safety engineering & practices; Driver &
traveller behaviours; Pedestrian safety &
accessibility; Bicycle transport & infrastructure.

Division of Structures And Mechanics


Cheung Sai Hung, Joseph

shcheung@ntu.edu.sg

Chiew Sing Ping

CSPCHIEW@ntu.edu.sg

Fan Sau Cheong

cfansc@ntu.edu.sg

Stochastic dynamics; System reliability, risk


engineering and management; Probabilistic
hazard, system response and vulnerability, risk
modeling, assessment and mitigation;
Earthquake engineering; Soil-structure, fluidstructure interaction; Structural control and
health monitoring; Uncertainty quantification;
Complex system modeling and analysis
Fatigue and fracture of steel structures;
Structural stability; Tubular structures; Steel
and composite construction
Concrete material modeling in finite element

NTU Supervisors & Projects (School of Civil and Environmental Engineering)

Fung Tat Ching

CTCFUNG@ntu.edu.sg

Lee Chi King

Ccklee@ntu.edu.sg

Li Bing

cbli@ntu.edu.sg

Lie Seng Tjhen

CSTLIE@ntu.edu.sg

Lok Tat Seng

ctslok@ntu.edu.sg

analysis; Numerical simulation of ballistic


penetration; Numerical simulation of explosion
in underground caverns; Numerical simulation
of fluid-structural interactions in submarine
structures; Cardiac dynamics; Train-Rail
interaction; Vibration and thermal effects on
bridges; Meshless methods
Tubular joint connections; Finite element
method; Structural Dynamics; Computational
Mechanics
Automatic accurate adaptive finite element
analysis for solid mechanic; Automatic mesh
generation procedures using advancing front
technique for finite element analysis, Fatigue
performance of tubular joint connections and
high strength steel connection, Modelling of
progressive collapse of RC structures, Extended
Finite Element and meshless methods
Earthquake and Blast Resistant Design: Seismic
and blast resistant design of reinforced concrete
buildings and buildings incorporating precast
concrete elements. Development blast testing
for explosive effects on reinforced
concrete structures
Structural Concrete: Design and behaviour of
reinforced and precast concrete structures,
reinforcement detailing and cyclic strut-and-tie
models
Structural Dynamics: Non-linear dynamic
response of buildings subjected to blast and
seismic loadings
Probabilistic performance assessment of
reinforced concrete structures in blast
environments
Cracks, damages and fracture mechanics.
Fatigue and fracture assessement of cracked
onshore and offshore tubular welded
structures. Falilure assement diagram.
Development of non-destructive testing using a
tapping technique. Burst strength of defective
compressed natural gas (CNG) tank cylinders.
Weld defects, welding technology and welds
repair. Weldability of high strength steels and
residual stresses
Weapons Effects on Structures; Assessment of
Blast and Ballistic Performance of Structures;
Steel Fibre; Reinforced Concrete; Thin-Walled
Structures; Stability of Tall Steel Framed

NTU Supervisors & Projects (School of Civil and Environmental Engineering)

Pan Tso-Chien

cpan@ntu.edu.sg

Qian Shunzhi

szqian@ntu.edu.sg

Soh Chee Kiong

csohck@ntu.edu.sg

Tan Kang Hai

ckhtan@ntu.edu.sg

Susanto Teng

CSTENG@ntu.edu.sg

Yang En-Hua

ehyang@ntu.edu.sg

Yang Yaowen

cywyang@ntu.edu.sg

Zhao Zhiye

CZZHAO@ntu.edu.sg

Buildings
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; Seismic
soil/fluid/structure interaction analysis of
surface and underground structures
Innovative and smart construction materials;
Sustainable design and construction; Life cycle
assessment; Green building
Smart Materials in Structural Health
Monitoring, Damage Prognosis and Energy
Harvesting
Progressive collapse behaviour of steel and
concrete structures; behaviour of steel and
concrete structures in fire; behaviour of steel
composite joints; behaviour of precast concrete
joints; finite element analysis of 3D structures
Behaviour and modeling of concrete and
prestressed concrete structures and members:
including behaviour of structural joints, slabs,
walls; size effect in structural members;
durability of concrete structures in marine
environment; ultra-high performance concrete;
corrosion of reinforcement; nonlinear modeling
of cracked concrete member, strut-and-tie
models, plastic theory, etc
Innovative and green concrete material;
multifunctional cementitious composites;
development of sustainable infrastructure
through advanced materials technology; life
cycle assessments; protective engineering
Structural Health Monitoring: large scale sensing
and monitoring for infrastructural systems; Crack
detection; damage assessment
Small Energy Harvesting: vibration and wind
energy harvesting; self sustained sensors for
SHM
Modeling of structures against blast loading;
Multi-scale Modeling
1) Development of discontinuous deformation
analysis (DDA) for rock cavern/tunnel analysis;
2) coupled solid/fluid model for rock cavern
analysis; 3) back analysis in rock engineering; 4)
micro-failure rock model; 5) ensemble neural
network in civil engineering applications