Taqia Rahman obtained his B.Eng. and M.Sc. in civil engineering at Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He then completed his PhD in civil engineering at Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre (NTEC), University of Nottingham, UK in 2021. Since 2016 he has become a lecturer at the Universitas Gadjah Mada. His research interests centre around the road and airfield pavement engineering. His current research is about rapid construction for airfield pavement.