Alfrendo Satyanaga

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Assistant Professor

Dr Alfrendo Satyanaga obtained his PhD degree in Geotechnical Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and MSc degree in Geotechnical Engineering from Newcastle University, United Kingdom. He has 20 years of working experience in consulting, teaching and research in civil engineering. He previously worked as postdoctoral Senior Research Fellow in School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University. He was also adjunct lecturer in Liverpool John Moore University and Herriot-Watt, United Kingdom. He also served as a consultant on various projects to several engineering firms in Singapore, Australia and Indonesia. He is a member of Institute of Civil Engineering, ICE (UK), Institute of Engineering Society (IES) Singapore, Geotechnical Engineering Society of Singapore (GEOSS), member of Geotechnical Engineering of ISSMGE and Member of Geotechnical Engineering Society of Indonesia (HATTI).

Dr Alfrendo’s recent research activities involved the application of unsaturated soil mechanics in geotechnical enginering in particular related to slope stability, retaining structure and foundation design. He is performing research works through laboratory, numerical analyses and instrumented systems in the field. He is also conducting comprehensive finite element analyses and spatial analyses using geographical information system. One of example is related to the development of slope susceptibility map of Singapore. For his great achievement, Minister for National Development’s Singapore has awarded MND (R&D) Awards 2017 (Special Mentioned Award) for Stability Assessment of slopes covered with Mangrove along Punggol Waterway using Unsaturated Soil Mechanics Principles. Dr Alfrendo has published over 90 technical publications. He has presented his research works in over several invited lectures and short courses in various countries. He co-authored the textbook “Unsaturated Soils Guidelines – Volume 1: Soil-Water Characteristic Curves for Materials Classified according to the Unified Soil Classification System”, by K. Mercer, H. Rahardjo and A. Satyanaga and published by Australian Center for Geomechanics, University of Western Australia in 2019.