faculty

Dr. Shakil Mohammad Rifaat

Professor
Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering
401, Academic Building 1, IUT

  • smrifaat@iut-dhaka.edu
    +880 9291254 Ext. 3274

Biography

Dr. Shakil Mohammad Rifaat is currently working as a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Dhaka, Bangladesh. He completed Ph.D. from University of Calgary (U of C) and M.Sc. from National University of Singapore. Before joining IUT, he worked as a research assistant in the Department of Civil Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the University of Calgary (U of C) as well as a full-time Lecturer, an Assistant and an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Asia Pacific (UAP) and Islamic University of Technology (IUT) in Bangladesh.

Qualification

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada (2010)
M. Eng.(by research) in Civil Engineering, The National University of Singapore, Singapore (2004)
B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology(BUET), Bangladesh (2000)

Experience Portfolio

  • 2018/08- to date, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Islamic University of Technology(IUT)
  • 2014/03- 2018/08, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Islamic University of Technology(IUT)
  • 2010/12- 2014/03, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Islamic University of Technology(IUT)
  • 2006/01- 2010/12, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Asia Pacific(UAP)
  • 2003/09 - 2005/12 , Lecturer, The University of Asia Pacific(UAP)
  • 2000/07- 2001/06, Junior Engineer, Institute of Water Modelling (IWM)

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Traffic Safety
    • Transportation Planning
    • Econometric Modeling
    • Transportation Data Analysis

    [Google Scholar Citation= 610 # h- index=10# i10- index= 10# ISI Indexed journals= 9, SCOPUS Indexed journals= 15]

    Publications

    Books/Book Chapters

    1.Rifaat, S. M., 2012. Street Pattern and Traffic Safety. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG, Germany.


    Refereed Journal Articles

    2.Rifaat, S. M., Pasha, M., Tay, R. and De Barros, A. (2019). Effect of Community Road Infrastructure, Socio-Demographic and Street Pattern in Promoting Walking as Sustainable Transportation Mode. The Open Transportation Journal, Vol. 13, pp. 25- 34. DOI: 10.2174/1874447801913010025 (SCOPUS Indexed Journal)


    3.Sadeek, S. N., Chowdhury, M. T., Rifaat, S. M., Shaheduzzaman, M., Nayem (2018). Analysis of Speed Variations at School Zones in Bangladesh. Journal of Modern Science and Technology 6 (3), 1- 12.(Peer Reviewed).

    4.Rifaat, S. M., Tay, R, Raihan, S. M., Fahim, A., Touhidduzzaman (2017). Vehicle-Pedestrian crashes at Intersections in Dhaka city. The Open Transportation Journal, Vol. 11, P. P. 11-19.(SCOPUS Indexed Journal)

    5.Pasha, M. M., Rifaat, S. M., Tay, R., DeBarros, A.(2016). Effects of Street Pattern, Traffic, Road Infrastructure, Socioeconomic and Demographic Characteristics on Public Transit Ridership. KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 20(3), pp. 1017- 1022. (ISI and SCOPUS Indexed, Impact Factor = 0.60)

    6.Pasha, M., Rifaat, S. M., Tay, R., De Barros, A. (2016). Pasha, M., Rifaat, S. M., Tay, R., De Barros, A. (2016). Urban design and planning influences on the share of trips taken by cycling .Jurnal of Urban Design, Vol . 21, No . 4, pp. 471–480.(SCOPUS Indexed Journal)

    7.Rifaat, S. M., Pasha, M. M., Shovon, M. H., Nafis, S. R., Limon, M. K. H. (2015). Comparative Speed Study: A Way to Improve Road Safety Condition. Journal of Engineering and Technology, Vol. 12(1), pp. 41- 50.(Peer Reviewed)

    8.Pasha, M. M. ,Rifaat, S. M., Hasnat, A., Rahman, I. (2015). Pedestrian’s Behaviour on Road Crossing Facilities. JurnalTeknologi, Vol. 73(4), pp. 77- 83. (SCOPUS Indexed)

    9.Rifaat, S. M., Rahman, M. H., Mohammed, Pasha, M.(2014). Study on the Effect of Road Infrastructure, Socio-Economic and Demographic Features on Road Crashes in Bangladesh. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Science Index 88, International Journal of Social, Management, Economics and Business Engineering , 8(4), 1159 - 1164.(Peer Reviewed)

    10.Wahi, R. R., Rifaat, S. M., Ahsan, N. U., Leema, F. (2013). A Study on the Effect of Licensing System upon Driver’s Attitude in Bangladesh. Brunei Darussalam Journal of Technology and Commerce. Vol. 7(1), pp. 43- 57.(Peer Reviewed)

    11.Rifaat, S. M., Tay, R. and DeBarros, A. (2012). Urban Street Pattern and Pedestrian Traffic Safety, Journal of Urban Design, 17(3), pp. 337-352. (SCOPUS Indexed)

    12.Rifaat, S. M., Tay, R. and DeBarros, A. (2012). Severity of Motorcycle Crashes in Calgary. Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol. 49, pp. 44- 49.(ISI and SCOPUS Indexed, Impact Factor= 2.702)

    13.Rifaat, S. M., Tay, R., DeBarros, A. (2011). Logistic Model of Injury Risks in Single Vehicle Crashes in Urban Neighborhoods. Journal of Advanced Transportation, Vol. 45(3), pp. 186-195.(ISI and SCOPUS Indexed, Impact Factor= 1.292)

    14.Rifaat, S. M., Tay, R., DeBarros, A. (2011).Effect of Street Pattern on the Severity of Crashes Involving Vulnerable Road Users. Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol.43, pp. 276- 283.(ISI and SCOPUS Indexed, Impact Factor= 2.702)

    15.Rifaat, S. M., Tay, R., DeBarros, A. (2010).Effect of Street Pattern on Road Safety: Are Policy Recommendations Sensitive to Different Aggregations of Crashes by Severity? In Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2147, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D. C. pp. 58- 65.(ISI and SCOPUS Indexed, Impact Factor= 0.544)

    16.Rifaat, S. M., Tay, R., Perez, A., De Barros, A. (2009). Effects of Neighborhood Street Patterns on Traffic Collision Frequency. Journal of Transportation Safety and Security, Vol. 1, Issue 4, pp. 241- 253.(SCOPUS Indexed)

    17.Tay, R., Rifaat, S.M., Chin, H.C. (2008). A Logistic Model of the Effects of Roadway, Environmental, Vehicle, Crash and Driver Characteristics on Hit-and-Run Crashes. Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol. 40, Issue 4, pp.1330-1336. (ISI and SCOPUS Indexed, Impact Factor= 2.702)

    18.Tay,R., Rifaat, S.M. (2007). Factors Contributing to the Severity of Intersection Crashes. Journal of Advanced Transportation, Vol. 41, No.3, pp.245-265. (ISI and SCOPUS Indexed, Impact Factor= 1.292)

    19.Rifaat, S.M., Chin, H.C. (2007). Accident Severity Analysis Using Ordered Probit Model. Journal of Advanced Transportation, Vol. 41, No.1, pp. 91-114. (ISI and SCOPUS Indexed, Impact Factor= 1.292)


    Refereed Papers in Conference Proceedings

    20.Sadeek, S. N., Chowdhury, M. T., Rifaat, S. M., Shaheduzzaman, M., Nayeem, A. N. (2017). Analysis of Speed  Variations at School Zones in Bangladesh. Proceedings of Civil and Water Resources Engineering Conference, 3- 4 November 2017, BIAM Foundation, 63 Eskaton, Dhaka, Bangladesh. ISBN: 978- 1- 925488- 52- 4.

    21.Sadeek, S. N.,  Pasha, M. M., Rifaat, S. M., Ferdous, S. R., and Farhad, I. A. (2018). Analysis of Speed Variations at Different Distances from a Road Crossing Facility. Paper published in the Proceedings of  39th Australasian Transport Research Forum, 27- 29 th November, Auckland, New Zealand.

    22.Rifaat, S. M., Labib, M., Mustakim, R., Monwar, M., Tay, R.(2015). Vehicle- Pedestrian Crashes at Intersections in Dhaka City. Proceedings of the Conference of ASEAN Road Safety 2015 (CARS2015), Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research. pp. 274- 280.

    23.Bhuiyan, M. A. A., Khan, I. R., Khan, M. R. M., Rifaat, S. M. (2014). Optimizing Signal Timing : An Efficient Way to Handle Traffic Congestion in Developing Countries. Paper Published in the Proceedings of 5th Brunei International Conference on Engineering and Technology, Institut Teknologi Brunei, Brunei, November 1- 3, Paper ID_12.

    24.Rahman, M. H., Mohammed, Rifaat, S. M., Pasha, M(2013). A Study on the effect of road infrastructure, socio-economic and demographic features on road crashes in Bangladesh. Paper published in the Proceedings of 8th CUTSE International Conference on Sience, Sustainability and Solutions, 3-4 December, 2013, Curtin University Sarawak, Malaysia , page 87- 96

    25.Pasha, M., Hasanat, A., Rahman, I., Rifaat, S. M.(2013). A Study on Pedestrians’ Behavior of Using Road Crossing Facilities in Dhaka City. Joint conference of The 9th International Conference on Geo-technical & Transportation Engineering (GEOTROPIKA) and The 1st International Conference on Construction and Building Engineering (ICONBUILD), Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 28th – 30th October 2013, Paper ID_181.

    26.Hasib, A.A, Zaman, M.S., Arin, M. I., Rifaat, S. M. and Al-Amin, M.(2012). A study on the students' perception of pedestrian risk. Published in the proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Environmental Technology and Construction Engineering for Sustainable Development, March 10-12, Sylhet, Bangladesh.pp. 513- 516.

    27.Rifaat, S. M., Tay, R. and DeBarros, A. (2011). Effect of land use, road infrastructure, socioeconomic and demographic characteristics on public transit usage. Published in the Proceedings of the 16th International Conference organized by Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies(HKSTS) from 17 to 20 December, 2011 in Hong Kong , pp. 625- 630.

    28.Rifaat, S.M. (2011). Effect of Street Pattern on the Severity of Younger Driver Involved Crashes: Are Policy Decisions Sensitive to Different Modeling Methodology? Published in the Proceedings of the First Forum on Traffic Safety: The Reality, Experiences and Hope, International Conference organized by University of Dammam, KSA in collaboration with Saudi Traffic Safety Society, Saudi Aramco and the Road Safety Committee in the Eastern Region on 12-13 December, Dammam, KSA. pp. 36- 50.

    29.Rifaat, S. M., Tay, R., De Barros, A.(2010). Effect of Street Pattern on the Severity of Older Driver Involved Crashes: Are Policy Decisions Sensitive to Different Modeling Methodology.Paper accepted for Presentation and Publication in the 15th HKSTS International Conference, 11-14 December, 2010, Hong Kong. pp. 81-88.

    30.Rifaat, S. M., Tay, R., De Barros, A.(2010). Effect of Neighbourhood Street Pattern on Motorcycle Crash Severity at Calgary. Proceedings of the 45th Annual Conference of Canadian Transportation Research Forum, Toronto, Ontario, May 30- June 2, pp. 623- 637

    31.Rifaat, S. M., Tay, R. (2009). Effect of Street Pattern on Single Vehicle Crash Severity. Proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference of Canadian Transportation Research Forum, Victoria, British Columbia, May 24- 27, pp. 180- 193.

    32.>Rifaat, S.M., Tay, R. (2008). Grid or Limited Access Roads: Effects of Street Pattern on Road Crashes. Proceedings of 43nd Annual Conference of Canadian Transportation Research Forum, Fredericton, NB, June 1-4, pp. 404-417.

    33.Rifaat, S.M.,Tay, R. (2008). Effects of Road, Land use, Socio-economic and Demographic Characteristics on Community Road Crashes. Proceedings of Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers Conference, Victoria, BC, April 27-30.

    34.Rifaat, S.M., Tay, R., Chin, H.C. (2007). Severity of Two-Vehicle Crashes in Singapore. Proceedings of 42nd Annual Conference of Canadian Transportation Research Forum, Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 3-6, pp. 277-290.

    35.Rifaat, S.M., Chin, H.C. (2005). Analysis of Severity of Single-Vehicle Crashes in Singapore. Proceedings of the 84th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA, January 9-13. Paper No. 05-1580.

    36.Rifaat, S.M., Chin, H.C. (2004). Analysis of Severity of Pedestrian Crashes in Singapore. Proceedings of the International Conference on Transportation Systems, Planning and Operation, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, February 18-20 February, pp.789-798


    Professional Associations

  • Member, Institute of Engineers(IEB), Bangladesh