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Kiang Hwee TAN

Kiang Hwee TAN

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
National University of Singapore
Singapore

Biography

Professor TAN KIANG HWEE is a faculty member of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS) since July 1981. He obtained his doctorate degree from the University of Tokyo, Japan in 1985.

Professor Tan specialises in the area of structural concrete and composites and has taught courses in reinforced and prestressed concrete design at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has carried out extensive research on concrete beams with transverse openings, external prestressing, and fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) reinforcement and systems. He has published more than 280 refereed technical papers, a book entitled "Beams with Openings: Analysis & Design" (CRC Press LLC, USA, 1999), and edited the proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on FRP Reinforcement for Concrete Structures (World Scientific, 2003).

Professor Tan is also active in professional committees including the ACI Committee 440 on FRP Reinforcement. He was Vice-Chairman of the International Committee on Concrete Model Code for Asia. Besides playing a major role in local standardization works, he has also been a consultant in structural engineering to several agencies in Singapore and the region. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES), and the Japan Concrete Institute. He is also a registered professional engineer in Singapore.

Research Interest

• Structural concrete
• Fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) Systems
• External prestressing
• Beams with openings
• Design using strut-and-tie methods
• Structural strengthening
• Fibre-reinforced concrete & cement composites
• Floating concrete structures
• Sustainable concrete and construction