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 University, Malaysia in 2014. He worked as a design engineer in a civil consultancy firm specialise in road and bridge construction before he became a lecturer at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman. He involved in soft ground improvement, retaining structures, slope stability as well as pile foundation for bridge construction. He also involved in the design and construction of superstructure of bridges.

Currently, he is the coordinator for Curtin Highway Infrastructure Research Innovation (CHIRI) hub. CHIRI working closely with industry in term of research, testing and consultancy.

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

  • Bio-cementation, geopolymer and high performance concrete
  • Ground treatment: electro-osmosis treatment
  • Geotechnical behaviour of peat and residual soil
  • Constitutive modelling of soils
  • Soil structure interactions; excavation; tunnel
  • Teaching and learning in engineering

Publications

Journal Papers

  1. Low, W.W., Wong, K.S., Lee, J.L. (2019). Cost-influencing risk factors in infrastructure projects on soft soils. International Journal of Construction Management, 1-13. (SCOPUS Cited Publication).
  2. Phang, I. R. K., Chan, Y. S., Wong, K. S. & Lau, S. Y. (2018). Isolation and characterization of urease-producing bacteria from tropical peat. Biocatalysis and
    Agricultural Biotechnology Vol 13, 168-175 (SCOPUS Cited Publication).
  3. Ma, S. K., Shao, Y., Lu, H., Wong, K. S., Ng, C. W. W., Chen, X., & Jiang, J. (2016). A study of the long-term influence of twin tunneling on the existing pile group under cyclic variation of groundwater level. Rock and Soil Mechanics, Vol 37(6), 1563-1568 (SCOPUS Cited Publication).
  4. 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).
  5. 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).
  6. 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).
  7. 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).
  8. 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).
  9. 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 Conference Publications

  1. Wong, B.Y.F., Wong, K.S., Phang, I.R.K., (2019). “A Review on Geopolymerisation in Soil Stabilization.” IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering 495 012070 (ISI/SCOPUS Cited Publication).
  2. Phang, I.R.K., Wong, K.S., Chan, Y.S., Lau, S.Y., (2019). “Effect of Surcharge Load on Microbial-Induced Calcite Precipitation (MICP) Treatment of Tropical Peat.” IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 495 012068 (ISI/SCOPUS Cited Publication).
  3. Liew, K. T., Low, W. W., Wong, K. S., and Wong, S. Y. (2019). “Review: Risk
    assessment of infrastructure projects on project cost.” IOP Conference Series: Materials
    Science and Engineering 495 012088 (ISI/SCOPUS Cited Publication).
  4. Bui, J. J. X., Tang, F. E., Tan Y. Y., Wong, K.S., Saptoro, A. (2019). “Dewatering and Mineralization of Sludge in Vertical Flow Constructed Wetlands: A Review.” IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering 495 012069 (ISI/SCOPUS Cited Publication).
  5. Chai, S. W., Low, W. W., and Wong, K. S. (2018). “Review: Building information modelling (BIM) application in infrastructure projects.” One Curtin International Postgraduate Conference: Innovation in Science, Engineering and Technologies, 26th – 28th November 2018, Curtin University Malaysia, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  6. Foh, H. W., Low, W. W., and Wong, K. S. (2018). “Review: Risk assessment in infrastructure projects on soft soils.” One Curtin International Postgraduate
    Conference: Innovation in Science, Engineering and Technologies, 26th – 28th November 2018, Curtin University Malaysia, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  7. Ling, K. S. F., Low, W. W., and Wong, K. S. (2018). “Review: Bus arrival time prediction using modern technology.” One Curtin International Postgraduate
    Conference: Innovation in Science, Engineering and Technologies, 26th – 28th November 2018, Curtin University Malaysia, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  8. Ting, M. Z. Y., Wong, K.S., Rahman, M. E. (2018). “Review on Marine Sand Seawater Concrete” One Curtin International Postgraduate Conference(OCPC) 2018, 26 – 28 Nov, 2018, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  9. Ling, T. P., Phang, I.R.K., Wong, K.S. (2018). “Ureolytic bacteria for concrete improvement and its potential for lime concrete” One Curtin International Postgraduate Conference(OCPC) 2018, 26 – 28 Nov, 2018, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  10. Chow, Y. F., Wong, K.S. (2018). “Strength of residual soil treated with lime, urea and calcium chloride” One Curtin International Postgraduate Conference(OCPC) 2018, 26 – 28 Nov, 2018, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  11. Yek, M. C. and Wong, K.S. (2018). “Variation of infiltration rate of substrate due to vegetation” One Curtin International Postgraduate Conference(OCPC) 2018, 26 – 28 Nov, 2018, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  12. Phang, I.R.K., Wong, K.S., Chan, Y.S., Lau, S.Y., (2018). “Effect of microbial-induced calcite precipitation towards tropical organic soil” AIP Conference Proceedings 2020, 020011 (ISI/SCOPUS Cited Publication).
  13. Wong, K.S. & Low, W. W (2018). “Use of Facebook in the learning of civil engineering material.” International Conference on Durability of Building and Infrastructures (DuraBI 2018), 10 – 12 Jan, 2018, Miri, Malaysia.
  14. Low, W.W., Wong, K.S., Lee, J.L. (2018). “Risk assessment framework on time impact: Infrastructure projects in soft soil during construction stage” IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 344 012022 (ISI/SCOPUS Cited Publication).
  15. Phang, I.R.K., Hwong, S.T., Wong, K.S. (2017). “Peat Stabilization with Calcium Chloride” One Curtin International Postgraduate Conference(OCPC) 2017, 10 – 12 Dec, 2017, Miri, Malaysia.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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).
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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).
  23. 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.

Research Resource Funding

Year Position Project Title No. of Years Funding Source
2018 Co-investigator Development of Sarawak e-AgriFinance in Transforming Agricultural Sector RM 300,000
2 years
Digital Sarawak CoE (DSCoE)
2017 Project Leader Strength and durability behaviour of artificial armour stone using high performance concrete incorporating industrial waste and marine sand for breakwater RM167,000
3 years
Industrial Grant from Novakey Developers Sdn. Bhd.
2017 Project Leader Experimental Studies on Self-Compacting High Performance Concrete Incorporating Industrial Waste RM71,000
3 years
Industrial Grant from Novakey Developers Sdn. Bhd.
2016 Co-investigator The use of Facebook as a medium to engage civil engineering students in learning RM2,000
1 year
Curtin Sarawak Teaching Innovation Project (CSTIP)
2015 Project Leader Investigation on shear strength and consolidation behaviour of peat treated using microbial induced calcite precipitation RM91,800
3 years
Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)

Professional Contribution

Reviewer for Engineering Geology, Geotechncial Engineering(SEAGC)
 

Professional Experience

Feb 2014 – Present Senior Lecturer in Department of Civil and Construction, Curtin Malaysia
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

Member of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (MIEM)

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