Dep Prov, Assoc VP, Integ Plan, Deputy Provost & AVP Integrated Planning & Budgeting, N.W. Mcleod Chair

Contact InformationSusan Tighe

Phone: 519-888-4567 x33152,519-888-4567 x36577
Location: E2 2346A,NH 3001F

Website

Biography Summary

Dr. Tighe is a member of several committees and councils, including Senior Vice President of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering, Chair of the American Society of Civil Engineering Infrastructure Systems Committee, Member of the Transportation Association of Canada Chief Engineers Council and Past Chair of the Transportation Association of Canada Soils and Materials Standing Committee, and Transportation Foundation Scholarship Committee. She has been involved with research projects both in Canada and abroad.

Research Interests

  • pavement design and management
  • asphalt pavements
  • material characterization
  • life cycle cost analysis
  • airport engineering
  • sustainability
  • green roads and climate change
  • concrete pavements
  • pavement performance modelling
  • infrastructure Management
  • maintenance
  • advanced manufacturing
  • smart infrastructure

Education

  • 2000, Doctorate, Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • 1997, Master's, Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • 1993, Bachelor's, Chemical Engineering, Queen's University

Courses*

  • CIVE 342 - Transport Principles and Applications
    • Taught in 2014
  • CIVE 542 - Pavement Structural Design
    • Taught in 2014
  • CIVE 740 - Topics in Transportation Engineering
    • Taught in 2014
  • CIVE 241 - Transport Principles and Applications
    • Taught in 2016
  • CIVE 642 - Pavement Design and Management I
    • Taught in 2016
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Antonin Du Tertre, Giovanni Cascante, and Susan Tighe, 2010. "Combining PFWD and Surface Wave Measurements for Evaluation of Longitudinal Joints in Asphalt Pavements", Submitted for Publication Transportation Research Record, Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C, January, pp. 18 (Accepted in 2010)
  • M. Alauddin Ahammed and Susan Tighe and Tom Klement, 2010. "Quiet and Durable Pavements: Findings From An Ontario Study", Submitted for Publication, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, National Research Council, Volume XX, No.X4, pp. 40 (Accepted in 2010)
  • M. Alauddin Ahammed and Susan Tighe, 2010. "Effect of Short-term and Long-term Weather on Pavement Surface Friction", International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology. (Accepted in 2010)
  • Rabiah Rizvi, Vimy Henderson, Susan Tighe and Jodi Norris, 2010. "Evaluating the Use of Recycled Concrete Aggregate in Pervious Concrete Pavement", Accepted for Publication in the Transportation Research Record, Transportation Research Board, January 2010, Washington D.C (Accepted in 2010)