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Civil and Architectural Engineering

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Kam Ng

Assistant Professor

Room 3050, Engineering Building
University of Wyoming

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Department of Civil & Architectural Engineering

Dept. 3295
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
e-mail: kng1@uwyo.edu
Office Phone: 307.766.4388
Fax Number: 307.766.2221

For more information visit Dr. Ng's research homepage

Kam Ng

Education:

  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Iowa State University, 1996
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, Iowa State University, 1997
  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Iowa State University, 2011

Academic and Professional Experience:

  • Field Engineer, 1998‒99
  • Consultant, 2000‒03
  • Contractor, 2004‒07
  • Research Assistant, 2008-10
  • Instructor, 2011-12
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, 2011-12

Research Interests:

  • Foundation Engineering
  • Soil-structure Interaction
  • Geotechnical Reliability Theory
  • Site Investigations
  • Underground Structures and Pipes
  • Soil and Rock Mechanics
  • Pavement Foundation
  • Slope Stability
  • Energy Geotechnics

Professional Affiliations:

  • Deep Foundation Institute (DFI)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • United State Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research (USUCGER)

Research Activities:

  • Geothermal Energy
  • Carbon Sequestration
  • Characterization of Material Properties for Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design
  • Intelligent Compaction
  • Development of Load and Resistance Factor Design for Deep Foundations
  • Investigation of Pile Setup

Awards:

  • Young Professor Paper Award, First Runner-up,Deep Foundation Institute, 2013
  • Faculty Grant-in-Aid Award, University ofWyoming, 2013
  • Soil Mechanics Section Best Paper Award,Transportation Research Board, 2012
  • Research Excellence Award, Iowa State University, 2011
  • Pak Liu Fung Scholarship Award, 1996
  • J. Wade Switzer Scholarship Fund Award, 1995
  • C.W. Shirey Award, 1995

Journal Publications:

  • Savan, C.M., Ng, K.W., and Ksaibati, K. (2016). “Benefit-Cost Analysis and Application of Intelligent Compaction for Transportation.” Transportation Geotechnics, Elsevier, Vol. 9, December, pp. 57-68.
  • Ng, K.W., Hellrung, D., Ksaibati, K. and Wulff, S. (2016). “Systematic Back-Calculation Protocol and Correlation Studies of Subgrade Resilient Modulus for MEPDG.” International Journal of Pavement Engineering. Taylor & Francis, LLC. (in press)
  • Ng, K.W., and Sritharan, S. (2016). “A Procedure for Incorporating Setup into Load and Resistance Factor Design of Driven Piles.” Acta Geotechnica, Vol. 11, Issue 2, April, pp. 347-358.
  • Yasrobi, Y.S., Ng, K.W., Edgar, V.T., and Michael, E.M. (2016). “Investigation of Approach Slab Settlement for Highway Infrastructure.” Transportation Geotechnics, Elsevier, Vol. 6, March, pp. 1-15.
  • Ng, K.W., Garder, J., and Sritharan, S. (2015). “Field Investigation of Ultra High Performance Concrete Piles for Bridges.” Engineering Structures, Elsevier, 105, December, pp. 220-230.
  • Ng, K.W. and Sritharan. (2015). “Verification of Recommended LRFD Approach to Pile Design and Construction in Sand and Mixed Soils.” Soils and Foundations, The Japanese Geotechnical Society, Elsevier, 55(4), pp. 678-690.
  • Ng, K.W., Chakradhar, R., Ettema, R., and Kempema, E. (2015). “Geotechnical Considerations in Hydraulic Modeling of Bridge Abutment Scour.” Journal of Applied Water Engineering and Research, Taylor & Francis, LLC, 3(2), pp. 132-142.
  • Ettema, R., Ng, K.W., Chakradhar, R., Fuller, J., and Kempema, E. (2015). “Failure of Spill-through Bridge Abutments during Scour: Flume and Field Observations.” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Americal Society of Civil Engineers, 141(5), pp. 06015001-1-5.
  • Ng, K.W., Roling, M., AbdelSalam, S.S., Suleiman, M.T., and Sritharan, S. (2014). Closure to Discussion: “Pile Setup in Cohesive Soil. I: Experimental Investigation.” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 140(2), February, pp. 07013004-1 to 3.
  • Ng, K.W., and Sritharan, S. (2014). “Integration of Construction Control and Pile Setup into Load and Resistance Factor Design of Piles.” Soils and Foundations, The Japanese Geotechnical Society, 54(2), April, Elsevier, pp. 197-208.
  • Ng, K.W. (2014). “Towards a Performance-Based Design of Drilled Shafts.” Journal of the Deep Foundation Institute, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 48-55. (Young Professor Paper Award, first runner-up)
  • Ng, K.W. and Sritharan, S. (2013). “Improving Dynamic Soil Parameters and Advancing the Pile Signal Matching Technique.” Computers and Geotechnics, Vol. 54, October, Elsevier, pp. 166-174.
  • Ng, K.W., Roling, M., AbdelSalam, S.S., Suleiman, M.T., and Sritharan, S. (2013). “Pile Setup in Cohesive Soil. I: Experimental Investigation.” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Americal Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 139, No. 2, February, pp. 199-209.
  • Ng, K.W., Suleiman, M.T., and Sritharan, S. (2013). “Pile Setup in Cohesive Soil. II: Analytical Quantifications and Design Recommendations.” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Americal Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 139, No. 2, February, pp. 210-222.
  • Ng, K.W., Sritharan, S., Dunker, K.F., and Danielle DeBoer. (2012) “Verification of Recommended Load and Resistance Factor Design Approach to Pile Design and Construction in Cohesive Soils.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Volume 2310, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C. pp. 49-58. (2012 Soil Mechanics Best Paper Award).
  • Ng, K. W., Lohnes, R., Wipf, T., and Klaiber, F. W. (2012). “Simulated Live loading of Polyethylene Pipes with Various Backfill Conditions.” Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Volume 17, Bundle U, pp. 2861-2872.
  • Ng, K. W., Lohnes, R., Wipf, T., and Klaiber, F. W. (2012). “Numerical Analysis of Polyethylene Pipes Using Culvert Analysis and Design (CANDE).” Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Volume 17, Bundle U, pp. 2873-2890.

Workshops:

  • LRFD Workshop on Bridge Foundations Consisting of Driven Piles in Iowa, March 2012
  • Two 1-Day LRFD Workshop on Bridge Foundations Consisting of Driven Piles in Iowa, October 2012.

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