Bio of Prof. WJ vd M Steyn Wynand Steyn, PrEng  MEng, PhD, Representative of Academic Partner of IICTG

Head of Department of Civil Engineering, University of Pretoria

Prof Wynand Steyn is a professional pavement engineer with an interest in pavement engineering, vehicle-pavement interaction, accelerated pavement testing and pavement materials and instrumentation. He has spent 19 years with CSIR in various technical and managerial positions and is currently associate professor of civil engineering (focusing on road pavement related subjects) at the University of Pretoria (UP). He is responsible for all pavement and pavement material related undergraduate and post graduate courses at UP.

His professional activities include academic and industry research in the areas of pavement engineering, vehicle-pavement interaction and pavement materials. He has recently completed a synthesis of international accelerated pavement testing activities for the National Academies of Science in the USA, and is currently involved in projects with the South African National Roads Agency (pavement materials and vehicle loading projects) and the California Department of Transportation (vehicle-pavement interaction analysis of selected corridors).

He is author or co-author of 21 journal papers, 14 book chapters, co-editor of 4 books and proceedings and 74 conference papers. He is involved in various South African (SATC, CAPSA, SARF etc.) as well as international conference committees (GeoChina series, APT series, ICTI series). He was chair of SATC from 2011 to 2015, and is co-chair of the 4thGeoChina conference and the 5th International APT conference. He is active in TRB through membership of the AFD40, AFS20, AFN15T and A0010 committees (various periods since 2007), is chair of the Data Analysis Working Group (DAWG) of TRB since 2015, an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Pavement Engineering and serves on the board of the International Society for Asphalt Pavements (ISAP).

A summary of his publications can be found on his Researchgate page: