Dr. Wong Kwong Soon

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Dr. Wong Kwong Soon
PhD, MEng, BEng (Hons)
Senior Lecturer
Civil & Construction Engineering

Contact Details
Telephone: +60 85 443 939 Ext. 2503
Fax: +60 85 443 837
Location: Skylark 3 (SK3) Room 359
Email: wongkwongsoon@curtin.edu.my

Background

Dr Wong joined Curtin Sarawak in 2014. He obtained his Bachelor and Master degrees from University of Malaya. He worked as a design engineer in a civil consultancy firm before he became a lecturer at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman. He obtained his PhD degree from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Prior to joining Curtin Sarawak, he was a researcher at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.

Academic History

  • PhD in Civil Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2012
  • Master of Engineering Science, University of Malaya, 2005
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) Civil Engineering, University of Malaya, 1999

Teaching

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Civil Engineering Materials

Research Interests

  • Ground treatment
  • Constitutive modelling of soils
  • Soil structure interactions
  • Teaching and learning in geotechnical engineering

Supervision

  • Three PhD students (on going)
    Tentative titles are as follows:-
    o Title: An experimental study of electro-osmotic consolidation in the
    stabilization of peat and organic soils
    o Title: An investigation on the mechanical properties and dissolution of
    biomass compost pellets
  • Final Year Research Student – seven completed; eight ongoing

Publications

Journal Papers

  1. Wong, K. S. & Mašín, D. (2014). Coupled hydro-mechanical model for partially saturated soils predicting small strain stiffness. Computer and Geotechnics, Vol 61, 355-369 (ISI/SCOPUS Cited Publication).
  2. Wong, K. S. & Mašín, D. (2014). Modelling of shear stiffness of unsaturated fine grained soils at very small strains. Computer and Geotechnics, Vol 56, 28-39 (ISI/SCOPUS Cited Publication).
  3. Ng, C. W. W., & Wong, K. S. (2013). Investigation of passive failure and deformation mechanisms due to tunnelling in clay in centrifuge. Canadian Geotechnical Journal 50(4), 359-372(ISI/SCOPUS Cited Publication).
  4. Ma, S. K., Wong, K. S., Lu, H., Ng, C. W. W., & Zhao, N. F. (2013). Study of effects of tunnel construction on pile group in expansive soil. Rock and Soil Mechanics, Vol 34(11), 3056-3060(SCOPUS Cited Publication).
  5. Ma, S. K., Lu, H., Wong, K. S., Ng, C. W. W., & Zhao, N. F. (2013). Three-dimensional centrifuge modelling of the effects of twin tunnelling on existing pile group in expansive clay. Chinese Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Vol 35(7), 1337-1342 (SCOPUS Cited Publication).
  6. Wong, K. S., Ng, C. W. W., Chen, Y. M., & Bian, X. C. (2012). Centrifuge and numerical investigation of passive failure of tunnel face in sand. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, Vol 28, 297-303(ISI/SCOPUS Cited Publication).

Selected International Conferences

  1. Hlaing, M. M. S. & Wong, K. S. (2016). “One dimensional consolidation behaviour of peat subjected to electro-osmosis treatment” Proceedings of the 19th Southeast Asian Geotechnical Conference & 2nd AGSSEA Conference on Deep Excavation and Ground Improvement, 31 May – 03 Jun, 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  2. Wong, K. S. (2015). “Preliminary study on the use of social media in the teaching and learning of basic geotechnical engineering knowledge” – Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Higher Education Teaching & Learning, HETL 2015, 26-27 Nov, 2015, Miri, Malaysia.
  3. Yee, J. H. S., Wong, K. S., Kaniraj, S. R. & Lau, H. H. (2014). “Effect of Voltage Gradient to Electro-osmotic Consolidation in Tropical Peat” Peat Technology: Opportunities and Challenges Seminar, Sibu, Malaysia, 1 Dec 2014.
  4. Wong, K. S. & Mašín, D. (2014). “Constitutive model for unsaturated fine-grained soils incorporating small strain stiffness” Unsaturated Soils: Research and Applications – Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, UNSAT 2014, 2- 4 July,2014, Sydney, Australia, Vol 1, 761-767(SCOPUS Cited Publication).
  5. Wong, K. S. & Mašín, D. (2013). “Modelling of shear modulus of unsaturated fine grained soils at very small strain.” The Third International Symposium on Computational Geomechanics (ComGeo III), 21-23 August, 2013, Krakow, Poland.
  6. Wong, K. S., & Ng, C. W. W. (2012). “Passive failure mechanisms and ground deformations of shallow tunnel in sand and clay in centrifuge.” The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Hong Kong, 343-347.
  7. Wong, K. S., Ng, C. W. W., Chen, Y. M., & Bian, X. C. (2010). Centrifuge modelling of passive failure of tunnel face in saturated sand. Proc. of 7th International Conf. on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, 28 Jun – 1July, 2010, Zurich, Switzerland, 599-604(SCOPUS Cited Publication).
  8. Wong, K. S., Ng, C. W. W., Chen, Y. M., & Bian, X. C. (2009). Three-dimensional analysis of passive failure of circular tunnel face in layered ground. Proc. of 2nd International Conf. on Computational Methods in Tunnelling, 9-11 September, 2009, Bochum, Germany, 841-848.

Presentation

  1. “Preliminary study on the use of social media in the teaching and learning of basic geotechnical engineering knowledge” at 3rd International Conference on Higher
    Education Teaching & Learning, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia, 27 Nov 2015.
  2. “Effect of Voltage Gradient to Electro-osmotic Consolidation in Tropical Peat” at Peat Technology: Opportunities and Challenges Seminar, Sibu, Malaysia, 1 Dec 2014.
  3. “Constitutive modelling of small strain stiffness of unsaturated fine grained soils using hypoplasticity.” at the 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and
    Geotechnical Engineering (18th ICSMGE) in Paris, France, 2-6 September, 2013,
    Paris, France (to be presented).
  4. “Modelling of shear modulus of unsaturated fine grained soils at very small strain.” at The Third International Symposium on Computational Geomechanics (ComGeo III),
    21-23 August, 2013, Krakow, Poland.
  5. “Centrifuge and numerical investigation of passive failure and deformation mechanisms due to tunneling in sand” at Alert workshop, 1-3 October, 2012, Aussois,
    France.
  6. “Three-dimensional analysis of passive failure of circular tunnel face in layered ground.” at 2nd International Conf. on Computational Methods in Tunnelling, 9-11
    September, 2009, Bochum, Germany.

Professional Contribution

Reviewer for Engineering Geology, Geotechncial Engineering(SEAGC)
 

Professional Experience

Oct 2012 – Jan 2014 Researcher at Charles University of Prague
Feb 2008 – Sep 2012 PhD study at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Sep 2006 – Feb 2008 Lecturer in Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
May 1999-Jun 2006 Design Engineer and Resident Engineer in Jurutera Perunding Kemajuan Sdn.Bhd (Civil consulting firm specialises in road and bridge and forensic investigation)

Professional Associations

Graduate member of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM)

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