Md Saniul Alam

Dr, PhD, University of Dublin Trinity College


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Scholarly biography

I am a senior lecturer in Civil Engineering at the School of Architecture, Technology and Engineering. My expertise lies in the fields of transportation and transport externalities. I am also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. I published over 16 peer-reviewed articles on topics such as transport modelling, transport impact on environment and health, transport and land-use interaction, transport and energy efficiency, fleet modelling and air quality modelling. I also have considerable industrial experience in the fields of transportation planning, modelling and engineering. I worked on research projects such as Persuasive Trip Advisor for Reducing CO2 consumption (EU FP7-ICT), Emission Inventory Compilation (EPA, Ireland), and Carbon Neutrality (EPA, Ireland). In the industry, I worked on the Transport Modelling Framework and Public Transport Framework of the National Transport Authority, Ireland, Bus Rapid Transit and Bus Network Restructuring projects of Dhaka Transport Coordination Authority, Bangladesh. 


  • Member, Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT).
  • Member, World Society for Transport & Land Use Research, Since 2020.
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Research interests

My research addresses issues of smart mobility and future transport, exploring fleet modernization using energy-efficient vehicles and connected or autonomous vehicles, activity-based models, mobility as a service, and their impact on the environment, climate change, health, and land use pattern. I am interested in the development of traffic and transport models in relation to new data sources and their application and exploring the impacts of transportation policy decisions in my research.

Knowledge exchange

I find the connections of teaching with industry and research are very important to provide students with diverse perspectives. I often challenge students with examples from my industrial and research experience. Working with different transport models under the Transport Modelling Framework of the National Transport Authority in Ireland is useful for that. Also, sharing my experience from transport engineering and planning activities that I undertook in Bangladesh while working on the District Town Infrastructure project, Bridge feasibility project, and the Bus Rapid Transit project is also useful for knowledge exchange. Experience of working as a researcher on many projects provided me with excellent experience to deal with the topics of sustainable and advanced transportation systems. I am also a recognised reviewer of international journals such as Transport Research Part D, Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Atmospheric Environment, and International Journal of Sustainable Transportation. Reviewing articles is an excellent activity that stimulates me to harness new knowledge and makes me aware of errors that I am interested to share with students.

Industrial Expereince: 

  • Transport Consultant, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., Dublin, Ireland, March 2018- March 2020
  • Transport Modeller (Technical Consultant), Dhaka Transport Coordination Authority, Bangladesh, January 2011 –October 2011.
  • Transport Planner, AQUA Consultant & Associates Ltd., Bangladesh, April to December 2010.              
  • Transport Consultant, House of Consultant Ltd (HCL), Bangladesh, February– September 2011.
  • Transport Consultant(Bridge Feasibility Studies), GreenWatch Consultants Ltd, Bangladesh, June - October 2010.

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

Master, Cardiff University

PhD, Trinity College Dublin

External positions

Topic Editor, Sustainability Journal

Editorial Board Member, Transportation Research Part D Journal

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin


  • TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
  • Modelling and Prediction
  • Traffic Simulation
  • Smart Mobility
  • Intelligent Transport
  • Network Planning and Management
  • Microsimulation
  • Transportation Engineering, Planning and Science
  • Transportation Infrastructure
  • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
  • Sustainable Mobility
  • Sustainable Transport
  • Sustainable Construction
  • Environmental Impact Analysis
  • Econometric Analysis
  • Advanced Statistical Analysis
  • TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
  • Air Pollution Modelling
  • GHG Emissions Modelling
  • Geographic Information System


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