5th ICTI Steering Committee

Full Name Institution / Company Country
Chair Carlos M. Chang, Ph.D. P.E. Florida International University USA
Dr. Chang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Florida International University (FIU). He is recognized as an international expert on asset management, infrastructure management, knowledge management, pavement management, pavement evaluation and design. His main research interest is on asset management with emphasis on sustainable “smart” infrastructure systems for a better quality of life.
ICTI Executive Director Angel Gomez, Eng Instituto de la Construcción y Gerencia, CEO Chief Executive Officer Peru
iSMARTi President João Merighi, Ph.D. Federal University of Amazonas, UFAM Department of Construction Brazil
He has a degree in Civil Engineering from Universidade Federal de São Carlos (1984), a degree in Technology in Civil Construction from Faculdade de Tecnologia de São Paulo (1977), a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo (1991), and a doctorate in Civil Engineering from Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo (1999). He is currently Adjunct Professor II at the School of Engineering of Mackenzie Presbyterian University and Guest Professor at the Post-Graduation Program in Transportation Engineering of the State University of Campinas. He has experience in the Transportation Engineering field, with emphasis on Highways, Airports, Railways; Project and Construction.

 

International Organizing Committee

Full Name Institution / Company Country
Co-Chair Hosin “David” Lee, Ph.D. University of Iowa USA
Dr. Lee is a Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Director of Laboratory for Advanced Construction Technology (LACT), Iowa Technology Institute, University of Iowa.
Dr. Lee is an internationally recognized expert in pavement engineering and infrastructure asset management. Dr. Lee currently serves Associate Editor of MDPI Infrastructures Journal and Editorial Board of ASCE Journal of Infrastructure System.
Co-Chair Athanasios Nikolaides, Ph.D. University of Tessaloniki Greece Greece
Dr. Athanasios Nikolaides is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and Director of Highway Engineering Laboratory in the Department of Civil Engineering. He is specialized in highway engineering, highway materials and testing and airport engineering. Apart from his teaching and research he also acts as a consultant specialist and technical advisor to organizations or private companies in Greece, Europe, and Asia. He is the author of four books, he published more than 90 papers and presented more than 35 lectures and seminars in various countries. He is a member of international and national Institutions and a founder of the International Conference ‘Bituminous mixtures & pavements’ (ICONFBMP).
Co-Chair James Maina, Ph.D. University of Pretoria, South Africa South Africa
Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy. Professor in Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology of the University of Pretoria.
Co-Chair Tien Fang Fwa, Ph.D. National University of Singapore Singapore
T.F. Fwa is Emeritus Professor at the National University of Singapore, and Visiting Distinguished Professor serving as the Dean of Future Transportation Engineering at Chang’an University, China. He is the President of the Pavement Engineering Society of Singapore, former President of the International Society for Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Transport Infrastructures.
Co-Chair Susan L. Tighe, Ph.D. University of Waterloo Canada
Professor Susan Tighe currently holds an Endowed Chair in Sustainable Pavement Engineering, is a founding member of the Centre for Pavement and Transportation Technology (CPATT) at the University of Waterloo. Prior to assuming the Director role which she has held since September 2010, she served as the CPATT Associate Director of Research and Technology from 2005 to 2010. She is a past Canada Research Chair in Pavement and Infrastructure Management.
Co-Chair Paulo Pereira, Ph.D. University of Minho, Portugal Portugal
Paulo António Alves Pereira is a Full Professor and Researcher of Transportation at the Department of Civil Engineering and Coordinator of the platform UM-Cities at University of Minho, Portugal. Topics of Research include: Highway Engineering; Road Management Systems; Road Pavements Design; Asphalt Pavement Materials; Road Surface Characteristics; Road Safety; Urban Mobility.
Co-Chair Alberto Esteban, Ph.D. Spain Spain
Civil Engineer (PhD), specializing in Construction Engineering, International Master´s Degree in Business and Public Policies and Master’s Degree in Renewable Energies, with knowledge in the areas of project management, finance, macroeconomics, law, sociology, political science and of the administration, business and interpersonal skills, international relationship, and development cooperation.
With extensive work experience in relation to civil engineering, both in design and construction and in the development of infrastructures, he currently carries out his professional activity as a Director of Renewable Energies Projects at Ruralia Europa, Holding of Caja Rural.
Co-Chair Rita Moura Fortes, Ph.D. Federal Institute of São Paulo Brazil
Professor Dr. Rita Moura Fortes has a degree in Technology in Civil Constructions from FATEC, Civil Engineering from Universidade Federal de São Carlos, MSc, PhD in Civil Engineering from Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo. Founder and associate editor of IJP – International Journal of Pavements – ISSN 1676-2797 since 2001.
Co-Chair Wilfredo Gutiérrez Lazares, M.SC. Eng. Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería Peru
Civil Engineer and Master of Science in Geotechnical Engineering from National University of Engineering (Lima, Peru). PhD Candidate in Administrative Sciences from San Marcos National University. Dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering UNI (2013-2015) and (2021 to 2025); Head of the Academic Department and 17 years as Head of the Soil and Pavement Mechanics Laboratory of the Faculty of Civil Engineering UNI; 11 years in the former Central Laboratory of the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
Co-Chair Tom Papagiannakis, Ph.D. University of Texas at San Antonio USA
Dr. Papagiannakis is a Professor of Civil Engineering with an academic career spanning over 30 years at Washington State University and at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he served as the Dept. Chair between 2006 and 2015. His area of expertise is pavement engineering, specializing in structural pavement analysis, asphaltic material characterization and energy harvesting. He has contributed over 200 journal and conference publications in this area.
Co-Chair Mauricio Salgado, Mg. Ing. Instituto del Cemento y del Hormigón de Chile Chile
Head of Pavements of the Institute of Cement and Concrete of Chile (ICH). Civil Engineer and Specialist in Management Systems from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Master of Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Undergraduate and graduate professor with more than 20 years of experience. Expert in Pavement Management with HDM-4 application. Consultant in Road Infrastructure Management projects, as well as Pavements and Concrete Floors in Latin American countries. Founding Partner and Director of the companies Gesinfra Consultores and GesPaP – Certification and Engineering.
Co-Chair Carlos A. Penin, P.E. Florida Engineering Society / CAP Government USA
Mr. Penin is the President of the Florida Engineering Society and President and founder of C.A.P. Government, Inc.

Mr. Penin is the President and founder of C.A.P. Government, Inc., a privately held, minority-owned consulting firm. Mr. Penin’s professional history includes more than forty (40) years of direct project experience and managerial functions. He is an active participant in industry organizations such as the Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County League of Cities.

Member Gilberto Martinez Arguelles, Ph.D. Universidad del Norte Colombia
Dr. Martinez-Arguelles is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Universidad del Norte (UniNorte), Colombia since 2015, where he has served as the Department Graduate Coordinator. He graduated with a B.Eng (Civil) with a minor in Construction Management from the Universidad del Norte in 2003, M.Sc from Los Andes University in 2005, and obtained his Ph.D in Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Milan in 2014. Teaching areas include Construction materials, Asphalt materials, Pavement Design and Rehabilitation, Sustainable infrastructure, undergraduate and post-graduate courses. He is the author or co-author of more than 60 papers in international and national journals and conferences.
Member Luis Siliezar, Ing. Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo de Cementos Progreso Guatemala
Research and Development Manager, Infrastructure and Pavements – CI + D Cementos Progreso. Master in Cement and Concrete Applications in the Design of Road Infrastructures – Universidad Isabel I, Spain / Structuralia. Civil Engineer – Rafael Landívar University of Guatemala. Experience in Civil Engineering since 2006 (production of precast concrete, design and technical advice of concrete pavements.

Member Jorge Pais, Ph.D. University of Minho, Portugal Portugal
Jorge Pais is an Associate Professor of Transportation Group of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Minho, Portugal, since 1993, where he served as the Department head between 2006 and 2015 and vice-head between 2005 to 2012. His area of expertise is road pavement engineering, with emphasis on road materials and structural analysis. Teaching areas include the Geometric Highway Design, Road Pavement Design, and Railways Design undergraduate and post-graduate courses. He is the author or co-author of more than 200 papers in international and national journals and conferences.
Member Filippo G. Praticó, Ph.D. Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria Italy
Filippo G. Praticò received both the B.S. and the M.S. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Pisa, and the PhD degree in transportation infrastructures from the University of Palermo. After the industrial occupation, since 2002, he has been serving as associate professor at the University “Mediterranea” of Reggio Calabria, Italy. He has earned the habilitation as full professor in 2012. He is involved in national and international research, industrial projects, and consulting activities. He is the author of more than 200 articles. His research interests include transportation infrastructures materials, design, construction, testing, monitoring, assessment and management, smart city, smart transportation, and LCA.
Member Davide Lo Presti, Ph.D. University of Palermo Italy
Member David Krishnan, Ph.D. Instituto Indio de Tecnología Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh India
Member John Jairo Agudelo Ospina, Mg. Ing. Universidad Eafit de Medellín Colombia
Professor and Researcher of the Department of Civil Engineering of the EAFIT University. Master’s Degree University of Girona in Geographic Information Systems. He is a Specialist in Roads and Transportation at the National University, Medellín. He is a Civil Engineer from the University of Medellín.
He has worked in rectification, expansion and paving studies on Colombian highways. He is the author of: “Geometric design of roads”; “Software development for road design”; “Reference Manual for Field Records and Preparation of Topographic Plans”; “Computerized Highway Design”
Member Sui G Tan, PE. Metropolitan Transportation Commission USA
Over 25 years of experience as a civil engineer and program manager in the area of transportation engineering specializing in asset/pavement management for streets, highways and bridges. I have in volved in the implementation of many pavement management systems (PMS) using StreetSaver® for cities and counties in US. My work includes collecting field data, performing condition surveys,managing data quality, performing analyses, preparing reports, and presenting results to decision makers.

 

International Scientific Committee

Full Name Institution / Company Country
Co-Chair Benjamin Colucci, Ph.D. University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez Puerto Rico
Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying Civil Engineering and Surveying Department of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez Mayaguez (Puerto Rico). Over seventy-projects related to the planning, design, construction, maintenance and management of highway transportation infrastructure (April 1986 to 2005). Expert witness at the state and federal court in highway safety, pavement surface characteristics, work zone traffic control, non-destructive testing, and slip and fall accidents. President, Editorial Board, CIAPR Dimension Journal, 2007 – 2009, 2015 – present.
Co-Chair Angel Sampedro Rodriguez, Ph.D. University Alfonso X El Sabio Spain
Director of the Engineering and Architecture Department of the Higher Polytechnic School at the Alfonso X el Sabio University (UAX).
Co-Chair Ghim Ping Ong, Ph.D. National University of Singapore Singapore
Dr ONG Ghim Ping Raymond is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He graduated with a B.Eng (Civil) (First Class Honours) with a minor in Business from the National University of Singapore in 2003 and obtained his PhD in Civil Engineering from the National University of Singapore in 2007.
Advisor Alex Visser, Ph.D. University of Pretoria South Africa
Alex Visser retired as the SA Roads Board Professor in Transportation Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Pretoria in 2009. He holds Adjunct Professor positions at Chang’an University, Xi’an and Fuzhou University, Fuzhou in China. He is a Fellow and Past-President of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) and a Fellow of the South African Academy of Engineering.
Advisor Roger E Smith, PE, Ph.D. Texas A&M University USA
Professor Emeritus, Civil & Environmental Engineering. Transportation Research Board, AHD18 Committe Chair. Texas A&M University, Professor of Zachry Department of Civil Engineering. College Station, TX, US Army, Corps of Engineers LTC – Retired. ERES Consultants, Inc, Vice President.
Member Zhen Leng, Associate Professor Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong
Member Krishna Prapoorna Biligiri, Associate Professor India Institute of Technology Tirupati India
Member Hao Wang, Associate Professor Rutgers University USA
Member Joshua Qiang Li, Associate Professor Oklahoma State University USA
Dr. Joshua Li is an associate professor/Williams Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Oklahoma State University in the United States. His research interests span a wide range of interdisciplinary areas in the design, evaluation, and management of smart and connected transportation and civil infrastructure systems.
Member Yu-Min Su, Assistant Professor National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology Taiwan
Member Min-Chih Liao, Assistant Professor National Taiwan University of Science and Technology Taiwan
Min-Chih Liao is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan. He received his BSc and MSc at the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan, in 1998 and 2000. He subsequently underwent a compulsory two-year military service in the Military Police, obtaining the rank of second lieutenant. Min-Chih joined the Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre (NTEC), UK, having completed his PhD in Civil Engineering at the University of Nottingham in 2008.
Member Yen-Yu Lin, Assistant Professor National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology Taiwan
Yen-Yu Lin is an assistant professor at Department of Construction Engineering, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology. He earned his Ph.D. degree at University of Washington in 2012. Prior to his current position, he worked for Sinotech Engineering Consultants Ltd. from 2012~2016. His research interests include performance of pavement materials, sustainable roadway design and construction, and life cycle assessment of infrastructure. He has helped the roadway agencies to quantify the GHG emissions for major projects, and kept contributing to establish the GHG management scheme for infrastructure for Taiwan.
Member Yu-Ting Hsu, Associate Professor National Taiwan University Taiwan
Member Hooi Ling Khoo, Associate Professor Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman Malaysia
Member Feng Zhu, Assistant Professor Nanyang Technological University Singapore
Member Yang Liu, Assistant Professor National University of Singapore Singapore
Member Prateek Bansal, Assistant Professor National University of Singapore Singapore
Dr Prateek Bansal is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Prior to joining NUS, he was Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow at Imperial College London. Dr Bansal received his PhD degree from Cornell University, MS from The University of Texas at Austin, and B.Tech. from IIT Delhi.
Member Anupam Kumar, Assistant Professor TU Delft Netherlands
Dr. Kumar Anupam is an assistant professor in the Section of Pavement Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. He is actively involved in teaching courses such as Micromechanical modelling of AC, Continuum Mechanics and Pavement Construction and Maintenance. His research activities are related but not limited to performance-based big-data analytics; tire-pavement interactions and micromechanical modelling of AC.
Member De Zhao, Associate Professor Southeast University China
Member Song Li, Assistant Professor Shijiazhuang Tiedao University China
Member Rafael Menendez Acurio, Ph.D., P.E. Foresight Planning & Engineering USA
Civil Engineer, with a Ph.D. in Road Management and a Master’s Degree in Geotechnics, both from Texas A&M University in the United States. He works as a senior geotechnical engineer at Foresight Planning & Engineering in Austin Texas, previously working at Fugro Roadware for the Federal Highway Agency’s Pavement Monitoring Program (LTPP),

Dr. Menendez worked at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, GyM Engineering, Provias Nacional MTC, Organización Internacional del Trabajo (OIT) and in other consulting firms. He is also a graduate professor at the Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería.

Member Delmar Salomon, Dr. Pavement Preservation Systems PPS USA
President of Pavement Preservation Systems PPS and dedicated to the transfer of asphalt technology and processes that help improve asphalt materials that contribute to durable pavements. PPS has participated in asphalt technology workshops in China, the US and Latin America.
Member DingXin Cheng, Ph.D., P.E. California State University, Chico USA
Director and Professor California Pavement Preservation Center Department of Civil Engineering California State University, Chico – USA