Aybike Öngel Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
School of Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering
BBB6929, Strassenbau Bemessung
MCCf173, Circular Use of Materials (in part)
BBB6403.2, Erhaltung von Strassen (in part)
BBB6402, Bau von Strassen (in part)
Pavement Construction, Design and Management
Environmental Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
Life Cycle Cost Assessment (LCCA)
Road and Vehicle Interaction
- Aybike Öngel is a senior researcher at the School of Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering at BFH. She worked as Academic Programs Director and Lecturer at AI Business School in Switzerland from 2020 to 2022 and as the Principal Investigator of the Automotive Engineering team at TUMCREATE Singapore (joint research platform of Technical University of Munich and Nanyang Technical University Singapore) from 2017 to 2020. She held appointments as Associate and Assistant Professor at various universities between 2007 and 2017. From 2010-2012, she worked as a part-time Visiting Researcher in Road Engineering/Sealing Components Department at EMPA Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering with an emphasis in transportation from University of California Davis in 2003, and 2007, respectively. Her research interests include pavement engineering, asphalt and concrete materials characterization, environmental life cycle assessment, life cycle cost assessment, and road/vehicle noise and interaction .
- 2020-2022 Academic Program Director and Lecturer AI Business School, Switzerland
- 2017-2020 Principal Investigator, Automotive Engineering Team TUMCREATE Singapore
- 2018-2020 Associate Professor of Civil Engineering Istanbul Ticaret University
- 2017-2018 Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Istanbul Ticaret University
- 2015-2017 Vice-Director of Civil and Mechanical Engineering School Bahcesehir University
- 2013-2015 Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Bahcesehir University
- 2008-2012 Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Istanbul Kultur University
- 2010-2012 Part-time Visiting Researcher EMPA Swiss Federal Laboratories For Materials Science And Technology
- 2011 Adjunct Lecturer Yildiz Technical University
- 2009-2011 Adjunct Lecturer Bogazici University
- 2002-2007 Research Assistant University of California Davis
- 2005 Visiting Research Assistant EMPA Swiss Federal Laboratories For Materials Science And Technology
- 2004 Teaching Assistant University of California Davis
- 2004-2007 Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering University of California Davis
- 2002-2004 M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering University of California Davis
- 1997-2002 B.S. Civil Engineering Bogazici University
- 2007-2008 Certificate in Business Project Management New York University
"Improving Environmental Sustainability through Energy Efficient Driving: Eco-driving of Autonomous Electric Vehicle Platoons”, funded by National Research Foundation of Singapore, $150,000, 2019-2020
“Investigation of Environmental and Health Effects of Electric Buses”, Principal Investigator, funded by Istanbul Bus Transportation Authority, 2017.
“Factors Affecting Customer Satisfaction of Bus and Bus Rapid Transit in Istanbul”, Principal Investigator, funded by Istanbul Bus Transportation Authority, 2016-2017
“Technical Assistance for Operating Structure to Prepare and Strengthen Programming for the Period 2014-2020”, Non-key senior technical expert, funded by Ministry of Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communication under the EU IPA Programme, €2,766,500, 2016-2017.
“Public Procurement for the Improvement of Public Transportation System in Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality”, funded by European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, €200,000, 2013-2015.
“Effects of Active Commuting and Commute Distance on Body Mass Index and the Risk of Metabolic Syndrome”, Principal Investigator, funded by Istanbul Bus Transportation Authority, 2016-2017
"Improving Public Transportation Systems in Istanbul”, Scientific Advisor, funded by Turkish National Science Foundation- Turkish Institute of Management Science, $1,750,000, 2015-2016
“Noise Control for Residential Areas around Izmir- Karsiyaka and -Menemen Railway Stations”, funded by Ministry of Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communication, 2013-2014
"Materials Selection and Design of Noise Walls for Koru Florya Residential Buildings”, funded by Koru Florya Residences, 2014
“Rehabilitation of Istanbul Ataturk Airport Concrete Runway/Taxiway Pavement for Turkish Aviation Administration”, funded by General Directorate of State Airports Authority, $30,000, 2008
“Cargo Taxiway Design”, funded by MNG Airlines, $4,000, 2009
“Evaluation of Noise Levels of Different Pavement Surface Types”, Principal Investigator, funded by Turkish Highway Administration, $300,000, 2014-2016
Performance Orientierte Asphaltmischgüter” funded by Kies für Generationen (KFG), 2023-2024
Einheitliches Verfahren zur Darstellung der Ökobilanz funded by Kies für Generationen (KFG), 2023-2024.
Evaluation Spezial-PmB/MA funded by ASTRA, 2023-2024
Gussasphalt auf Offene Strecke funded by ASTRA, 2022-2025.
Investigation of EME Mix Performances funded by Pavono AG 2021-2025.
Revêtements à fortes sollicitations à performance mécaniques élevées funded by ASTRA, 2022-2024.
Gussasphalt Handbuch funded by VSS, 2022-2023.
Ivanov, V., C. Lv, L. Boulon, X. Hu, and A. Ongel, "Guest Editorial: Focused Section on Mechatronics in Road Mobility Systems," in IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 1195-1200, 2021.
Pathak, A., S. Scheuermann, A. Ongel, and M. Lienkamp. Conceptual Design Optimization of Autonomous Electric Buses in Public Transportation. World Electric Vehicle Journal, 12(1):30, 2021.
Huch, S., A. Ongel, J. Betz, and Markus Lienkamp. Multi-Purpose End-to-End Self-Driving Architecture for Autonomous Platoons. Sensors, 21 (4), 1039, 2021.
Koch, A., O. Teichert, S. Kalt, A. Ongel, and M. Lienkamp. Powertrain Optimization for Electric Buses under Optimal Energy-Efficienct Driving. Energies, 13 (23), 6451, 2020.
Sethuraman G., P.T. Tran, A. Ongel, M. Lienkamp, and P. Raksincharoensak. Development of a Parametric Packaging and Sizing Tool for Autonomous Electric Bus System. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 2020.
Trocker, F., O. Teichert, M. Gallet, A. Ongel, and M. Lienkamp, City-Scale Assessment of Stationary Energy Storage Supporting End-Station Fast Charging for Different Bus-Fleet Electrification Levels. Journal of Energy Storage, vol. 32, p.101794, 2020.
Kaluva, S.T., A. Pathak, and A. Ongel. Aerodynamic Drag Analysis of Autonomous Electric Vehicle Platoons. Energies, vol. 13 (15), 4028, 2020.
Pathak, A., G. Sethuraman, A. Ongel, and M. Lienkamp. Impacts of Electrification & Automation of Public Bus Transportation on Sustainability A Case Study in Singapore. Forschung im Ingenieurwesen, 2020.
Sethuraman G., M. Schwarz, S. Maxl, A. Ongel, M. Lienkamp, and P. Raksincharoensak. Development of an Overall Vehicle Sizing and Packaging Tool for Autonomous Electric Buses in The Early Concept Phase. SAE Int. J. Commercial Vehicles, vol. 13 (1), p.23-42, 2020.
Pathak, A., M. Binder, F. Chang, A. Ongel, and M. Lienkamp. Analysis of the Influence of Air Curtain on Reducing the Heat Infiltration and Costs in Urban Electric Buses. International Journal of Automotive Engineering, vol. 21, no. 1, p.147-157, 2020.
Teichert, O., F. Chang, A. Ongel, and M. Lienkamp. Joint Optimization of Vehicle Battery Pack Capacity & Charging Infrastructure for Electrified Public Transport Bus Systems. IEEE Transactions on Transport Electrification, vol. 10, issue 3, 2019.
Ongel, A., E. Loewer, F. Roemer, G. Sethuraman, F. Chang, and M. Lienkamp. Economic Assessment of Autonomous Electric Microtransit Vehicles. Sustainability 11, 648, 2019.
Klöppel, M., F. Römer, M. Wittmann, B. Hatam, T. Herrmann, L. Sim, J. Lim, Y. Lu, V. Medovy, L. Merkle, W. Ten, A. Ongel, Y. Hong, H. Ng, and M. Lienkamp. Scube- Concept and Implementation of a Self-balancing, Autonomous Mobility Device for Personal Transport. World Electric Vehicle Journal, vol. 9, issue 48, 2018.
Ongel, A. and F. Sezgin. Evaluation of Traffic Noise in terms of Road Surface, Traffic Speed and Volume Using SoundPlan 6.5, Teknik Dergi, vol. 128, p.7669-7684, 2017.
Ongel, A. and F. Sezgin. Effects of Noise Abatement Measures on Health Risks: A Case Study in Istanbul. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, vol. 56, p.180-187, 2016.
Ongel, A. Inclusion of Noise in Environmental Assessment of Road Transportation. Environmental Modeling and Assessment, 21(2), p.181-192, 2015.
Ongel, A. and M. Hugener. Impact of Rejuvenators on Aging Properties of Bitumen. Construction and Building Materials, vol. 94, p.467-474, 2015.
Ongel, A. and M. Hugener. Aging of Bituminous Mixes for RAP Simulation. Construction and Building Materials, vol. 68, p.49-54, 2014.
Ilicali,M., N. Catbas, M.C. Kiziltas, and A. Ongel. Multimodal Transportation Issues in Istanbul: A Case Study for Traffic Redistribution Due to Long Span Bridge Rehabilitation. Periodical of Advanced Materials Research, vol. 831, p.413-417, 2014.
Ongel, A. and J. Harvey. Prediction of Lifetime for Different Asphalt Concrete Mix Types. International Journal of Road Materials and Pavement Design, vol. 13, issue 2, p.203-217, 2012.
Ongel, A. and J. Harvey. Pavement Characteristics Affecting Frequency Content of Tire/Pavement Noise. Noise Control Engineering Journal, vol. 58, issue 6, p. 563-571, 2010.
Ongel, A., Q. Lu, and J. Harvey. Evaluation of Skid Resistance (Friction) of Asphalt Concrete Mixes. ICE Journal of Transportation, vol. 162, issue 1, p.19-26, 2009.
Ongel, A., E. Kohler, and J. Harvey. Principal Components Regression Analysis of On-Board Sound Intensity Levels (OBSI) for Different Asphalt Mixes. Journal of Transportation Engineering- ASCE, vol. 134, issue 11, p.459-466, 2008.
Ongel, A., E. Kohler, Q. Lu, and J. Harvey. Surface Characteristics of Thin Asphalt Concrete Overlays. Road Materials and Pavement Design, vol. 9, issue.2, p.333-344, 2008.
Nelson, J.T., E. Kohler, A. Ongel, and B. Rymer. Acoustical Absorption of Pavement Cores and Porous Materials. Transportation Research Record, issue 2058, p.125-132, 2008.
Akin, U and A. Ongel. “Smart City Policies of Istanbul in a Nutshell” in Network Design and Optimization for Smart Cities, Series on Computers and Operations Research Volume 8, Edited by Konstantinos Gakis and Panos Pardalos (University of Florida, USA), World Scientific, March 2017
Teichert, O., A. Koch, and A. Ongel. Comparison of Eco-Driving Strategies for Different Traffic-Management Measures IEEE 23rd International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), Sept. 20-23, 2020, Rhodes, Greece.
Roemer, F., D. Boeker, V.A. Le Cong, and A. Ongel. A Vehicle to Pedestrian Interaction System for Autonomous Vehicles Using a Road Surface Projection. TRB 99th Annual Meeting, January 12-16, 2020, Washington D.C., USA
Sethuraman G., X. Liu, F. R. Bachmann, A. Ongel, and F. Busch. Effects of Bus Platooning in an Urban Environment. IEEE 22nd Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference (ITSC), October 27-30, 2019, Auckland, New Zealand.
Sethuraman G., S.S.R. Ragavareddy, A. Ongel, M. Lienkamp, and P. Raksincharoensak. Impact Assessment of Autonomous Electric Vehicles in Public Transportation System. 22nd Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference (ITSC), October 27-30, 2019, Auckland, New Zealand (accepted).
Pathak, A., M. Binder, A. Ongel, H. Ng. Investigation of a Multi-Stage Vapour-Injection Cycle to Improve Air-Conditioning System Performance of Electric Buses. 2019 Fourteenth International Conference on Ecological Vehicles and Renewable Energies (EVER), May 8-10, 2019, Monaco.
Krapf, S., G. Sethuraman, A. Pathak, A. Ongel, M. Lienkamp. Improving Electric City Bus Powertrain Efficiency and Costs Using Design Space Exploration. The 31st International Electric Vehicles Symposium & Exhibition & International Electric Vehicle Technology Conference, September 30 - October 3, 2018, Kobe, Japan.
Chang, F., R. Khoo, A. Ongel, and M. Lienkamp. Rapid Energy Consumption Assessment of Vehicle Concepts for Public Transport Systems without Detailed Deployment Data, International Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies 2018 (ISGT Asia 2018), May 22-25, 2018, Singapore.
Pathak, A., R. Khoo, A. Ongel, and M. Lienkamp. Feasibility of Using Air Curtains in Urban Buses. 7th Conference on Future Automotive Technology (COFAT '18), May 8-9, 2018, Fürstenfeld, Germany.
Ongel, A., H. Cornet, P. Kong, R. Khoo, T. Liu, and M. Kloeppel. Public Transport Service Quality Improvement Using Universal Design Standards and Advanced Vehicle Technologies, 2018 International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems, March 1-3, 2018, Singapore.
Ongel, A., O.A. Kaynarca, A. Aktel, A. Unal, F. Eldemir. Evaluation of Bus Transport Service Improvement Needs and Activities in Istanbul, Turkey. Transportation Research Board 96th Annual Meeting, January 8-12, 2017, Washington D.C., USA.
Ongel, A. Transportation Noise Effects on Hearing, Cognition, and Annoyance: A Review. Transportation Research Board 95th Annual Meeting, January 10-14, 2016, Washington D.C., USA.
Harvey, J., Q. Lu, A. Rezaei, A. Ongel, R. Wu, I. Guada, and B. Tsai. Open-Graded Friction Courses Experience and Improved Mix Design. CAPSA’15 11th Conference on Asphalt Pavements for Southern Africa, August 16-19, 2015, Sun City, South Africa.
Ongel, A. and E. Ergin. Barriers for Noise Mitigation. Internoise 2015, August 9-12, 2015, San Francisco, USA.
Ongel, A. and E. Ergin. Effects of Noise Abatement Measures on Health Risks: A Case Study in Istanbul. Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting, January 11-15, 2015, Washington D.C., USA
Ongel, A. and U. Dikmen. Noise Reducing Effects of Stone Mastic Asphalt (SMA): E-5 Highway in Istanbul. International Congress and Exhibition on Noise Control Engineering (Inter-Noise), August 19-22, 2012, NYC, USA.
Sonmez, I and A. Ongel. Application of Environmental Management Systems in Asphalt Plants: Isfalt Case. 1st Project and Construction Management Congress, September 29- October 1, 2010, ODTU, Ankara, Turkey.
Ongel, A. Noise Exposure and Nuisance in Turkey and its Abatement in the Past, Present and Future. International Congress and Exhibition on Noise Control Engineering (Inter-Noise), June 13-16, 2010, Lisbon, Portugal.
Ongel, A. and J. Harvey. Prediction of Lifetime for Different Asphalt Concrete Mix Types. Transportation Research Board 89th Annual Meeting, January 10-14, 2010, Washington D.C., USA.
Ongel, A. and J. Harvey. Effects of Pavement Characteristics on the Traffic Noise Levels. International Conference on Prospects for Research in Transport and Logistics on a global Regional Perspective. February 12-14, 2009, Istanbul, Turkey.
Lu, Q., E. Kohler, A. Ongel, and J. Harvey. Field Investigation of Tire/Pavement Noise and Durability for Asphalt Pavements with and without Asphalt Rubber, Asphalt Rubber 2009, November 2-4, 2009, Nanjing, China.
Ongel, A., J. Harvey, and M. Partl. Assessment of Clogging in Open Graded Mixes in California. International ISAP Symposium on Asphalt Pavements and Environment, August 18-20, 2008, Zurich, Switzerland.
Harvey, J., A. Ongel, E Kohler, Q Lu, B Steven, and B. Farnbach. Overview of Research on Flexible Quiet Pavement in California. International ISAP Symposium on Asphalt Pavements and Environment, August 18-20, 2008, Zurich, Switzerland.
Nelson, J.T., E. Kohler, A. Ongel, and B. Rymer. Acoustical Absorption of Pavement Cores and Porous Materials. Transportation Research Board 87th Annual Meeting, January 13-17, 2008, Washington D.C., USA.
Ongel, A., E. Kohler, and J. Harvey. Investigation of Tire/pavement Noise by Pavement Surface Characteristics. International Congress and Exhibition on Noise Control Engineering (Inter-Noise), August 28-31, 2008 Istanbul, Turkey.
Ongel, A., E. Kohler, Q. Lu, and J. Harvey. Comparison of Surface Characteristics and Pavement/Tire Noise of Various Thin Asphalt Overlays. Transportation Research Board 2008 Annual Meeting, January 21-25, 2007, Washington D.C., USA.
Ongel, A. and others. 11th Highway Pavement Management Report. Prepared for The Turkish Ministry of Transportation, Maritime, and Communications, Ankara, Turkey. May 2013.
Ongel, A. and others. 10th Development Plan for Highway Transportation in Turkey. Prepared for The Turkish Ministry of Development, Ankara, Turkey. February 2013.
Lu, Q., E. Kohler, J. Harvey, and A. Ongel. Investigation of Noise and Durability Performance Trends for Asphaltic Pavement Surface Types: Three-Year Results Report no. UCPRC-RR-2009-01, University of California Pavement Research Center, Berkeley and Davis. May 2010.
Ongel, A., J. Harvey, E. Kohler, Q. Lu, and B.D. Steven, C.L. Monismith. Summary Report: Investigation of Noise, Durability, Permeability, and Friction Performance Trends for Asphaltic Pavement Surface Types: First- and Second-Year Results. Report no. UCPRC-SR-2008-01, UCPRC, Berkeley and Davis. August 2008.
Ongel, A., J. Harvey, E. Kohler, Q. Lu, and B.D. Steven. Investigation of Noise, Durability, Permeability, and Friction Performance Trends for Asphaltic Pavement Surface Types: First- and Second-Year Results. Report no. UCPRC-RR-2007-03, University of California Pavement Research Center, Berkeley and Davis. February 2008.
Ongel, A., J. Harvey, and E. Kohler. State of the Practice in 2006 for Open-Graded Asphalt Mix Design. Report no. UCPRC-TM-2008-07, University of California Pavement Research Center, Berkeley and Davis, University of California, Davis. December 2007.
Ongel, A., E. Kohler, and J. Nelson. Acoustical Absorption of Open-Graded, Gap-Graded, and Dense-Graded Asphalt Pavements. Report no. UCPRC-RR-2007-12, University of California Pavement Research Center, Berkeley and Davis, University of California, Davis. July 2007.
Ongel, A., N. Santero, J. Harvey. Report of Field Site Visit District 3, Sacramento Interstate 5, PM 17.2-17.9 RAC-O Overlay. Technical Memorandum UCPRC-2005-07, University of California Pavement Research Center, Berkeley and Davis, University of California, Davis. June 2005.
Ongel, A. and J. Harvey. Analysis of 30 Years of Pavement Temperatures using the Enhanced Integrated Climate Model (EICM). Report no. UCPRC-RR-2004-05, University of California Pavement Research Center, Berkeley and Davis, University of California, Davis. August 2004.
Member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) ADC 40 Transportation Related Noise and Vibration Committee (2014 - )
Friend of the TRB ADC 10 Transportation and Health Committee (2014 - )
Friend of the TRB AHB 30 Vehicle-Highway Automation (2017 - )
Member of the Academic Board of AI Business School (2019 - 2022)
Member of the Scientific Committee for MAIREPAV9 (2020)
Member of the Scientific Committee for the International Symposium on Pavement, Roadway, and Bridge Life Cycle Assessment 2020 (2019-2020)
Member of the Organizing Committee, Automated Vehicles Symposium (2018 - 2019)
Member of the Organizing Committee, TUMCREATE Symposium on Mobility for Future Smart Cities (2018)
Member of the International Scientific Committee for the 7th EATA (European Asphalt Technology Association) Conference (2017)
M. Ozturk Evaluation of Highway and Railway Noise Annoyance in Izmir, Bahcesehir University 2017
U. A. Tuncer Organization and Financing of Public Transportation Systems in Istanbul, Bahcesehir University 2017
A. Kose Winter Highway Maintenance Practices in Istanbul, Bahcesehir University 2017
H. Usta Organization and Financing of Transportation Infrastructures in Istanbul, Bahcesehir University 2016
N. Zerdali Life Cycle Assessment of Rubber Tires, Bahcesehir University 2016
Ö. A. Kaynarca Application of Combined Balanced Scorecard and EFQM Performance Models by the Istanbul Public Transportation Agency, Bahcesehir University 2016
M. Arslan Innovations in Asphalt Pavement Design: A Case Study in Konya, Bahcesehir University 2015
F. Sezgin Investigating the Effects of Traffic Variables on Noise Levels Using Soundplan v.6.5, Bahcesehir University 2014
G. Sethuraman Dissertation: Autonomous Electric Vehicle Tool Development, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology 2020
F. Roemer Dissertation: Active Cell Interconnection for Optimal Battery Utilization in Electric Vehicles 2021
A. Pathak Dissertation: Optimization of Vehicle Concepts for Public Transport N/a