Ghim Ping Ong, Ph.D.
National University of Singapore


  • 2024 Executive Vice President of iSMARTi (2024-2027)
  • 2020 Co-Chair – International Scientific Committee 5-ICTI (2020-2022)
  • 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.
    Prior to his current appointment, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate in the School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University from 2007 to 2008, a visiting assistant professor in the same university in 2009 and then a lecturer from 2010 to 2014 and assistant professor from 2014 to 2020 at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore.
    Dr Ong’s research interests include pavement engineering, and multimodal transport infrastructures and operations, with emphasis on future mega-transport infrastructures/operations (such as car-lite/car-free towns, next generation seaports and airports). He has authored or co-authored over 55 peer-reviewed journal articles as well as over 85 international conference papers in these research areas. He is also actively involved in translational research grants/projects related to the engineering development of critical mega-infrastructures in Singapore (including the Tuas mega-port, Changi East Development, and Woodlands Checkpoint).
    Dr. Ong is currently serving in various scientific committees in Transportation Research Board, American Society of Civil Engineers, America Society of Testing and Materials and Eastern Asian Society of Transportation Studies. He has received several scientific awards in recognition to his achievements in transportation research, including the Alfred Noble Prize (ASCE), the Hanjin Prize (IAME), the inaugural Takeuchi Yoshio Award (OCDI) and the inaugural iSMARTi Early Career Award. His research expertise have also led to him to serve as consultant to Changi Airport Group, Defence Science and Technology Agency, Surbana Jurong, Global Maritime and Port Services Pte Ltd, and Korean Maritime Institute.
    Dr. Ong is also passionate about sharing his thoughts on current and future issues related to his research expertise to the general public. He has frequently appeared in mainstream print or internet media and live or pre-recorded TV interviews speaking on issues on transport infrastructure and operations, active mobility and car-lite/car-free initiatives.