Sakdirat Kaewunruen

The University of Birmingham, United Kingdom


Zac is a positive and self-motivated Technical Manager and Specialist with extensive experience across civil, transport, and rail industry in public and private sectors. He has extensive expertise in transport infrastructure engineering and management, successfully dealing with all stages of infrastructure life cycle and assuring safety, reliability, resilience, and sustainability of rail infrastructure systems. He has high skills in business management and continuous improvement of customer experience. Zac has over 14 year industry experience, and recently spent over 6 years as a Technical Specialist (Senior Project Manager Level), Track Engineering, with Transport for NSW (TfNSW) in Sydney, Australia. He holds a Ph.D. degree in civil engineering with the particular expertise in Structural Engineering (Railway Infrastructure) from the University of Wollongong (UoW), Australia, and completed a Leadership program at John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA. He is a Chartered Engineer in both Civil and Structural Colleges and has over 200 technical publications and consultancy reports. He has served on the editorial boards of many international journals. Zac is the Lead Guest Editor for a special issue on “Safety, Reliability, Risks and Uncertainties in Railway and Transport Systems” and held visiting appointments at various institutions, including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, Railway Technical Research Institute. He is now a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in railway and civil engineering at the University of Birmingham, UK.

Biography Updated on 27 November 2014

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