Frank Mi-Way Ni

Frank Mi-Way Ni

Ph.D. Candidate

Current Research Interests

Evaluation of the Feasibility of using Lightweight Cellular Concrete as Pavement Subbase Layer Materials

Academic and Professional Curriculum

  • 2016-present: Ph.D. Candidate, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • 2014-2016: M.Sc. in Department of Civil Engineering, National Central University, Taoyuan, Taiwan.
  • 2006-2011: B.Sc. in Department of Urban Planning, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan.

Academic Awards and Recognition

  • 2017: Irene Marguerite McLeod Award
  • 2016: Graduate Research Studentship (GRS), University of Waterloo, (ON, Canada)
  • 2016: International Doctoral Student Award (IDSA), University of Waterloo, (ON, Canada)

Personal Information

Frank received his Bachelor of Science degree in 2011 from National Cheng-Kung University in Urban Planning. After serving in Taiwan military and switching the academic field. He received his Master of Science degree in 2016 from National Central University in Civil Engineering. During his master’s study, he conducted a pavement performance model with Artificial Intelligence method for Taiwan Provincial Highway and calculated Life-Cycle Cost Analysis for the Highway Bureau. The research focused on evaluating the sufficiency of current highway maintenance budget and provide a forecast for future pavement performance. Aside from the research, he was also a laboratory staff working in the Quality Assurance Center of Civil Engineering Materials at NCU. The center runs the quality test with government certificate specification for asphalt binders and aggregates received from industries.

During his spare time, he enjoys traveling and reading novels.