International Journal of Forensic Engineering

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Editor in Chief: Dr. Kong Fah Tee
ISSN online: 1744-9952
ISSN print: 1744-9944
4 issues per year
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IJFE seeks original contributions on the investigation of materials, products, structures or components that fail to perform, resulting in personal injury or loss of property. The scope is wider than failure analysis alone, and includes all aspects of forensic engineering and related fields.


 Topics covered include

  • Forensic practices
  • Investigation methods
  • Expert witnessing
  • Codes, standards and guidelines
  • Geo-forensic and structural failures
  • Material degradation and mechanical failures
  • System, product and operational failures
  • Forensic electrical engineering
  • Post-disaster damage assessment
  • Remediation and rehabilitation
  • Legal perspectives, ethical conduct and environmental concerns
  • Insurance and loss adjustment
  • Practices to reduce failures and disaster mitigation
  • Education

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The objectives of IJFE include raising awareness of current forensic engineering practices both to the forensic community itself and to a wider audience. An additional objective will be to attract contributors from experts world-wide to address related issues such as engineering disasters and learning from failure.


Professional forensic scientists and engineers, lawyers and paralegals, whether in government, academe or private practice will be a prime audience. It should extend to those who manage structural failure, design engineers, insurers, loss adjustors, assessors, field engineers and investigators. Final-year or post-graduate engineering and science students will also form a likely audience.


Case studies, singly or grouped, on practical and real world failure investigations will form the basic core of contributions. IJFE also publishes original papers, review papers and technical reports. Special Issues devoted to important topics in forensic engineering and selected papers from conferences will be occasionally published. Suggestions for special issues and publications are welcome.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Tee, Kong Fah, University of Greenwich, UK

Editorial Board Members

  • Augenti, Nicola, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
  • Carlton, John, City University London, UK
  • Chen, Shen-En, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
  • Chen, Xingwei, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, USA
  • Chiaia, Bernardino, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Fiorentini, Luca, TECSA SPA, Italy
  • Fowler, David W., The University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Grzebieta, Raphael, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Hainsworth, Sarah, University of Leicester, UK
  • Kasanický, Gustáv, University of Žilina, Slovakia
  • Lewis, Peter, The Open University, UK
  • Mustapha, Kamal Nasharuddin, Tenaga Nasional University, Malaysia
  • Natarajan, C., National Institute of Technology, India
  • Parfitt, Kevin, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Parisi, Fulvio, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
  • Perovic, Doug, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Phillips, Declan, University of Limerick, Ireland
  • Rada, Gonzalo R., AMEC Environment & Infrastructure, Inc., USA
  • Saafi, Mohamed, University of Strathclyde, UK
  • Samad, Abdul Aziz bin Abdul, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Sargand, Shad, Ohio University, USA
  • Skibniewski, Miroslaw J., University of Maryland, USA
  • Thomas, Ian, I F Thomas & Associates Pty Ltd, Australia
  • Wan Yusoff, Wan Ahmad Yusmawiza, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Yaragal, Subhash C., National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India
  • Yuvaraja, T., Channabasaveshwara Institute of Technology, India


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  • Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
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