Dr.-Ing Ali Bawono, PMP



Email: ali.bawono@tum-asia.edu.sg


Dr.-Ing. Ali Bawono, PMP, is an esteemed civil engineering and sustainable urban transport and infrastructure specialist with a doctoral degree and 12 years of experience. With practical expertise in project and program management, technical and policy analysis, business models, and capacity building, Dr. Ali possesses a well-rounded skill set. He excels in fostering effective stakeholder communication, driving cross-functional teams, and aligning individuals from diverse backgrounds toward shared objectives. As a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), he brings a strong foundation in project management principles and practices to his work.

Dr. Ali’s exceptional qualifications underscore his dedication to academic excellence. He holds a Ph.D. in Material Science from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, a Dr.-Ing. in Civil Engineering from Technische Universität München (TUM) in Germany, an M.Sc. in Transportation System from TUM, and a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB) in Indonesia. He holds patent and Technology Disclosures.

Dr. Ali joined TUM Asia in 2021. Beforehand, he was working as a Research Fellow in TUMCREATE, contributing to projects including The Ultimate Public Transport System, Electromobility in Megacities, and the innovation of Precast Modular using Bendable Concrete for road infrastructure. Prior to his research work, Ali joined one of the biggest construction companies in Indonesia, PT. Jaya Konstruksi Tbk, as a Chief Engineer for the toll highway construction project. He was also working on policies and design guidelines for urban transport infrastructure at the Ministry of Public Works and Housing.


    • Dr.-Ing. in Civil Engineering, Technische Universität München, München, Germany
    • Ph.D (Joint) in Material Science, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore
    • M.Sc. in Transportation System, Technische Universität München, München, Germany
    • B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Institute of Technology Bandung, Bandung, Indonesia


    • Sustainable Transport
    • Electromobility and Autonomous Vehicle Mobility
    • Electrified Roadway
    • Sustainable Infrastructure and Construction Material
    • Highway and Railway Design
    • Building Information Modelling
    • Finite Element Modelling
    • Project Management
    • Multi Criteria Design Analysis
    • Harvesting Energy Infrastructure
    • Renewable Energy
    • Social Inclusion and Gender Equality


    • Connection Assembly, Levelling or Lifting System, and Method of Levelling a Slab. Ref 2018-264-02-PCT
    • Polymer based mat (silicon) to create studded surface for precast concrete pavement slab to improve the interface bonding between the precast slab and its underneath layer. TD No. 2018-263
    • Durable precast engineered cementitious composites ultra-thin whitetopping (PECCUTW) system for fast road paving. TD No. TD/396/16


Over 30 international journal and conference papers. Main publications:

    • Rahadian, H., Bawono, A.A. Enabling Clean and Smart Mobility in Indonesian Road Infrastructure to Achieve Sustainable Transport. Asia Australia Road Conference 2023. Abstract accepted.
    • Bawono, A.A., NguyenDinh, N., Ertsey-Bayer, M., Lechner, B., Freudenstein, S., Yang, E.-H. (2023). Study of Tire–Pavement Noise Acoustic Performance in Resilient Road Pavement Made of SHCC. Acoustics 2023, 5, 57-71.
    • Adib, A., Sutjiningsih, D., Tjahjono, T., Darmajanti, L., Bawono, A.A. (2023). Study of Key Attributes in User Satisfaction of Public Mass Transport Including Consideration of Social Inclusion and Gender Equality with a Study Case of City of Jakarta. International Conference on Transportation Infrastructure and Sustainable Development.
    • Ashraf, A., Sophian, A., Shafie, A.A., Gunawan, T.S., Ismail, N.N., Bawono, A.A. (2023) Efficient Pavement Crack Detection and Classification Using Custom YOLOv7 Model. Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Informatics (IJEEI). Vol 11 (1). 119-132.
    • Bawono, A.A. (2022). Engineered Cementitious Composites for Electrified Roadway. Springer.
    • Ashraf, A., Sophian, A., Shafie, A.A., Gunawan, T.S., Ismail, N.N., Bawono, A.A. (2022) Detection of Road Cracks Using Convolutional Neural Networks and Threshold Segmentation. J. of Int. and Adv. Eng. (JIAE) 2 (2), 123-134.
    • Azmin, N.H., Sophian, A., Bawono, A.A. (2022) Deep-learning-based detection of missing road lane markings using YOLOv5 algorithm. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. Vol. 1244 (1) 012021.
    • Bawono, A.A. (2022). State of the Art: Functional Performance of Pavement. Engineered Cementitious Composites for Electrified Roadway in Megacities: A Comprehensive Study on Functional Performance. 37-63. Springer.
    • Bawono, A.A. (2022). State of the Art: Engineered Cementitious Composites Precast Ultra-Thin Whitetopping (ECC-PUTW). Engineered Cementitious Composites for Electrified Roadway in Megacities. 21-35. Springer.
    • Bawono, A.A. (2022). Electro-Mobility Solution Towards the Ultimate Public Transport System with a Case Study of Singapore. Engineered Cementitious Composites for Electrified Roadway in Megacities: A Comprehensive Study on Functional Performance. 7-19. Springer.
    • Bawono, AA, Lechner, B, Freudenstein, S., Yang, E-H. (2021) Multi Criteria Analysis On Surface Treatment Method For Concrete Pavement. Proceedings of the 12th ICCP.
    • Bawono, AA, Schumann CM, Lechner, B. (2021) Study of Building Information Modelling Implementation on Railway Infrastructure. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering Series Springer.
    • Bawono, AA, Lechner, B, Yang, E-H. (2020) Bright and slip-proof engineered cementitious composites with visible light activated photo-catalysis property for pavement in tunnels. Cement and Concrete Composites, 104, 103387.
    • Bawono, A.A., Lechner., B, Yang, E-H. (2019) Skid resistance and surface water drainage performance of Engineered Cementitious Composites for pavement applications. Cement and Concrete Composites, 104, 103387.
    • Bawono, A.A., Dinh, N.N., Yang, E-H., Lechner, B. (2019) Study of finite element model on skid resistance for pavement made of engineered cementitious composite. Advances in Engineering Materials, Structures and Systems: Innovations, Mechanics and Applications. 1595-1600. CRC Press.
    • Bawono, A.A., Caliskan, E., Lechner, B., Yang, E-H. (2019). Multi criteria analysis for the functional performance of surface pavement. In Advances in Engineering Materials, Structures and Systems. Cape Town, South Africa.
    • Bawono, A.A., Alhaz F.I., and Lechner, B. (2018) Asphalt Pavement Analysis with 3-D FEM Model Using Actual Tire Pavement Contact Stresses Measured with Pressure Mapping System Device. In TRB Annual Meeting. 18-02338. Washington D.C., USA.
    • Dinh, N.N., Bawono, A.A., Qiu, J., Yang, E-H., Lechner, B. (2018) The field trial of precast ultra-thin whitetopping (PUTW) in Singapore. International DUT-Workshop: Research & Innovations for Design of Sustainable & Durable Concrete Pavements, Potsdam, Germany.
    • Bawono, A.A., Dinh, N.N., Yang, E-H., Lechner, B. (2017) Evaluation of highway pavement skid resistance performance made of Engineered Cementitious Composite. In Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields. 921-928. CRC press.
    • Bawono A.A., Aquita, L., Tamin, O.Z. (2009) Analisis Dampak Lalu Lintas Akibat Pembangunan Gedung Graha Energi (Medco Tower). Simposium XII FSTPT.


        • Invited Key Speaker: Seminar of The Ministry of Public Works (2022).
        • Invited Key Speaker: International Conference Sustainable Mobility and Safety (2022).
        • Invited Key Speaker: Indonesia Energy & Engineering Forum (2021).
        • Springer Outstanding Research Award (2021).
        • Winner for Business Ideas Development, Deutsche GIZ GmbH (2020).
        • 10 Finalists for “If I were the Mayor of City of Bandung: for Transportation” Competition (2017). Best ideas: Quality Improvement for First Mile Last Mile Facilities as a Parameter for Daily Public Transport.


        • Digital Construction to Accelerate Sustainable Construction. Seminar Ministry of Public Works (Dec 2022).
        • Planning Sustainable Electromobility. Invited Speaker for Sustainable Mobility and Safety. IC-SMS (Nov 2022).
        • The Road Ahead for Electromobility and Autonomous Vehicle. Joint Seminar Technical University of Munich – Petronas Technology University – Institute of Technology Bandung (Apr 2022).
        • Digital Twin for Construction Engineering. Invited by Indonesia Energy & Engineering Forum, Jakarta (Nov 2021).
        • Smart Infrastructure for Smart City. Invited Speaker by Universitas Bakrie. Jakarta (Jul 2021).
        • Smart Infrastructure & Electromobility. Invited Speaker by Universitas Negeri Surabaya. Surabaya (May 2021).
        • Building Information Modelling in Railway Infrastructure. Speaker at the ICCBE São Paulo (Sep 2020).
        • Electrified Roadway. Speaker at the CREATE Seminar. Singapore (May 2020).
        • Multi Criteria Decision Analysis for the Performance of Pavement. Speaker. Cape Town (Sep 2019).
        • Innovation and Strategy in Go Green Action for SDGs. Panellist for Bidikmisi by UPNVJ. Jakarta (Apr 2019).
        • Sustainable Transportation. Invited talks for The World Indonesian Student Association. Singapore (Dec 2015).
        • Engineering Estimates Construction. Invited talks for The Badung Agency of Public Works. Bali (Jun 2013).


        • Project Management Professional. Project Management Institute (May 2023).
        • Public Private Partnership awareness. UN ESCAP (Feb 2023).
        • Inclusive Digital Economies and Gender Playbook. ADB Institute (Nov 2022).
        • Climate Change and Sovereign Risk. ADB Institute (Sep 2022).
        • Climate-Smart Roads and Railways. MCDF (Aug 2022).
        • Agile Project Management: Initiation, Planning, and Execution, Google (Nov 2021).
        • Digital Marketing: Customer Engagement, Social Media, Planning, Columbia Business School (Dec 2017).
        • Project Management Training, COMAT, Singapore, Singapore (Mar 2017).
        • Microscopic and Macroscopic Transportation Modelling, TUM, Munich, Germany (Nov 2013).
        • Building Information Modelling Course, AutoDesk, Jakarta, Indonesia (Sep 2013).
        • Tunneling Training Course, ITACET World Tunneling Congress, Geneva, Switzerland (Jun 2013).
        • International Course of Long-Life Concrete Pavement, FHWA USA, Seattle, USA (Sep 2012).
        • International Training FIDIC Management of Construction Claims, FIDIC, Jakarta, Indonesia (Jul 2011).

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