FACULTY

Title : Dr.
Name : Kunnawee Kanitpong
FoS : Transportation Engineering
Affiliation : Associate Professor
Location : N253
Phone : (662) 524 5513
Fax : (662) 524 5509
Email : kanitpon[at]ait.ac.th

Educational Background

  1. Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, 2005
  2. M.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Maryland at College Park, USA, 1999
  3. B.S. in Civil Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, 1997
 

Research Interests

Her research focuses in the areas of highway and pavement engineering, geometric design, traffic safety, road safety assessment, and accident data analysis.  Her expertise also involves highway materials and construction, pavement design and analysis, and asphalt concrete mixture design. Currently, she is a manager of Thailand Accident Research Center (TARC) at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).  She has been involved in several research projects in traffic safety and accident data analysis supported by Thai government and other research organizations, and she has been served in national and international committees on the prevention and reduction of road accidents.     

 

Teaching

CE 73.31 Geometric Design and Highway Safety
CE 73.32 Design and Performance of Highway and Airport Pavement
CE 73.33 Pavement Management Systems

 

Selected Publications

  1. Mofadal, A.I.A., Kanitpong, K., and Jiwattanakulpaisarn, P., “Analysis of Pedestrian Accident Costs in Sudan by Willngness-To-Pay Method,” Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol. 78, pp.201-211, 2015 (IF = 2.571).
  2. Ketphat, M., Kanitpong, K., and Jiwattanakulpaisarn, P., “Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior to Predict Young Drivers’ Speeding Behavior,” the Journal of Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies, Vol.10, pp.2031-2048, 2013.
  3. Charoentham, N., Kanitpong, K., and Bahia, H.U., “Asphalt Binder Grading System by Indirectly Estimated Parameters and Relationship to Performance Related Properties of Asphalt Mixture,” the International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, Vol.6, No.3, pp. 205-216, 2013.
  4. Kanitpong, K., Jiwattanakulpaisarn, P., and Yaktawong, W., “Speed Management Strategies and Drivers’ Attitude in Thailand,” the International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences (IATSS) Research, Vol.37, Issue 1, pp.39-48, July 2013.
  5. Charoentham, N. and Kanitpong, K., “Development of Proposed Performance Grading System for Asphalt Binder used in Thailand,” the Asian Transport Studies, Vol.2, Issue 2, 2012.
  6. Hamzah, M.O., Jamshidi, A., Kanitpong, K., and Aman, M.Y.B., “Parameters to Characterize the Effects of Sasobit® Content on the Rheological Properties of Unaged and Aged Asphalt Binders,” the International Journal of Road Materials and Pavement Design, Vol.13 (2), pp. 368-375, 2012. (IF = 0.373)
  7. Jiwattanakulpaisarn, P., Kanitpong, K., Ponboon, S., Boontob, N., Aniwattakulchai, P., and Samranjit, S., “Does Law Enforcement Awareness Affect Motorcycle Helmet Use? Evidence from Urban Cities in Thailand,” the Global Health Promotion, Vol.20, Issue 3, September 2013. (IF = 0.729)
  1. Kanitpong, K., Charoentham, N., and Likitlersuang, S., “Investigation on Effects of Gradation and Aggregate Type to Moisture Damage of WMA Modified with Sasobit,” the International Journal of Pavement Engineering, Vol.13, Issue 5, pp.451-458, 2012. (IF = 0.402)
  1. Chaturabong, P., Kanitpong, K., and Jiwattanakulpaisarn, P., “Analysis of Motorcycle Accident Costs in Thailand by Willingness-To-Pay Method,” Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2239, pp.56-63, 2011. (IF = 0.471)
  2. Kangkhajitre, C. and Kanitpong, K., “Effect of Aggregate Characteristics on Texture and Skid Resistance of Asphalt Pavement Surface,” the Journal of Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies, Vol.9, pp.1210-1224, 2011.
  3. Phuntsho, S. and Kanitpong, K., “Vehicle Emission Control Strategies and Public Opinion in Bhutan,” Transportation Research Record 2157, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2010, pp. 103-110 (SCI Journal, SCOPUS citation:0, IF = 0.471)
  4. Kanitpong, K. and Pummarin, K., “Investigation of Using Industrial Wastes in Moisture Damage Resistance of Hot Mix Asphalt Pavement,” Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management, Vol.36, No.2, May 2010, pp.81-90. (SCOPUS citation:0)
  5. Jiwattanakulpaisarn, P., Kanitpong, K., and Suriyawongpaisal, P., “On the Effectiveness of Speed Enforcement in Thailand: Current Issues and need for Changes and new Approaches,” the Transport and Communication Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific, No.79, 2009, pp. 41-60. 
  6. Ponboon, S., Islam, M.B., Boontob, N., Kanitpong, K., and Tanaboriboon, Y., “Contributing Factors of Road Crashes in Thailand: Evidence from the Accident In-Depth Study,” the Journal of Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies, Vol.7, 2009, pp. 1958-1970.
  7. Rungruangvirojn, P. and Kanitpong, K., “Measurement of Visibility Loss due to Splash and Spray: the Comparison between Porous Asphalt, SMA, and Conventional Asphalt Pavements,” the International Journal of Pavement Engineering, 2009. (in press) and Catalog of 2009 TRB Practice-Ready Papers (SCI Journal, IF = 0.402)
  8. Kangkhajitre, C. and Kanitpong, K., “Laboratory Investigation of Factors Affecting Skid Resistance of Asphalt Mixtures for Road Pavements in Thailand,” the International Journal of Pavements, Vol.7, No.1-3, 2008, pp. 88-95. 
  9. Rungruangvirojn, P. and Kanitpong, K., “Visibility Measurement on Asphalt Pavement for Water Spray Effects,” Technical Notes, the International Journal of Pavements, Vol.7, No.1-3, 2008, pp. 118-119. 
  10. Kanitpong, K., Boontob. N., and Tanaboriboon, Y., “Helmet Use and Effectiveness in Reducing the Severity of Head Injuries in Thailand,” Transportation Research Record 2048, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2008, pp. 66-76 (SCI Journal, SCOPUS citation:0, IF = 0.471)
  11. Islam, M.B. and Kanitpong, K., “Identification of Factors in Road Accidents through In-Depth Accident Analysis,” the International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences (IATSS) Research, Vol.32, No.2, 2008.
  12. Kanitpong, K., Nam, K., Martono, W., and Bahia, H.U., “Evaluation on Warm Mix Asphalt Additives,” the International Journal of Construction Materials, Vol. 161, issue CM1, 2008, pp. 1-46. (SCOPUS citation:0, IF = 0.125)
  13. Kanitpong, K., Atud, T.B., and Martono, W., “Application Process of Hydrated Lime to Resist Moisture Damage and Rutting in Asphalt Mixture,” the Journal of Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies, Vol.6, 2007
  14. Islam, M.B., Ponboon, S., Boontob. N., and Kanitpong, K., “Is It a Timely Approach for Bus Accident Investigation in Thailand,” the Journal of Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies, Vol.6, 2007
  15. Boontob, N., Tanaboriboon, Y., Kanitpong, K., and Suriyawongpaisal, P., “Impact of Seatbelt Use to Road Accident in Thailand,” Transportation Research Record 2038, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2007, pp. 84-92 (SCI Journal, SCOPUS citation:0, IF = 0.471)
  16. Kanitpong, K., Cho, Dong-Woo, and Bahia, H.U., “Effect of Additives on Dynamic Modulus and Rutting Performance of Asphalt Mixtures,” the International of Construction Materials, Vol. 159, issue 3, 2006, pp. 103-110 (SCOPUS citation:0, IF = 0.125)
  17. Kanitpong, K. and Bahia, H.U., “Evaluation of HMA Moisture Damage in Wisconsin as it Related to Pavement Performance,” the International Journal of Pavement Engineering, Vol 9, issue 1, February 2008, pp. 9-17 (SCI Journal, SCOPUS citation:2, IF = 0.402)
  18. Kanitpong, K., Bahia, H.U., Russell, J.S., and Schmitt, R., “Predicting Field Permeability from Testing HMA Specimens Produced by the Superpave Gyratory Compactor,” Transportation Research Record 1929, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2005, pp. 52-58 (SCI Journal, SCOPUS citation:1, IF = 0.471)
  19. Kanitpong, K. and Bahia, H.U., “Relating Adhesion and Cohesion of Asphalts to Effect of Moisture on Asphalt Mixtures’ Laboratory Performance,” Transportation Research Record 1901, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2005, pp. 33-43 (SCI Journal, SCOPUS citation:7, IF = 0.471)
  20. Kanitpong, K. and Bahia, H.U., “Roles of Adhesion and Thin Film Tackiness of Asphalt Binders in Moisture Damage of HMA,” Journal of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, Vol. 72, 2003, pp. 502-528 (SCOPUS citation:13, IF = 0.471))

Kanitpong, K., Benson, C.H., and Bahia, H.U., “Hydraulic Conductivity (Permeability) of Laboratory Compacted Asphalt Mixtures,” Transportation Research Record 1767, and Catalog of Practical Papers, TRB, 2001, pp. 25-32 (SCI Journal, SCOPUS citation:5, IF = 0.471)

 

Ongoing and Completed Projects

Please visit http://www.tarc.or.th

 

Awards and Honors

  1. Best Paper Award (Yasoshima Yoshi-no-suke Prize), the 9th Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies (EASTS), Jeju, Korea, 2011
  2. TRB F. Burgraff Award Nominee for outstanding research by young engineers, 2010
  3. Best Research Paper Award for the paper "Warm Mix Asphalt Technology", The Sixth National Transport Conference, Thailand, 2009.
  4. TRB F. Burgraff Award Nominee for outstanding research by young engineers, 2005
 

Professional Affiliations

  1. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  2. University Representatives, Transportation Research Board (TRB)
  3. Member, Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists (AAPT)
  4. International Scientific Committee, Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies
  5. Oversea Committee, International Committee of Pavement Technology
 

Research Keywords

Highway Materials, Pavement Design and Analysis, Asphalt Mixture Design, Asphalt Rheology, Traffic Safety, Accident Analysis, Geometric Design