Dr Soomro graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering from the Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering Science and Technology in Pakistan with top marks. He later came to HKUST for his doctoral studies and studied the effects of advancing twin tunnels on a pile group.
After graduating in 2013, he went on to gain industry experience in Hong Kong, and has since returned to his alma mater as an Assistant Professor where he is teaching eight courses. His current research interests include soil-structure interaction problems such as tunnels, deep excavations and energy piles, slope stability and behaviour of unsaturated soils.
- Hong, Y., Soomro, M. A. and Ng, C. W. W. L. Z. Wang, J. J. Yan and B. Li. (2015). “Tunnelling under pile groups and rafts: numerical parametric study on tension effect. Computer and Geotechnics”. 68, 54- 65.
- Hong, Y., Soomro, M. A. and Ng, C. W. W. (2015). “Settlement and load transfer mechanism of pile group due to side-by-side twin tunneling”. Computer and Geotechnics. 64, 105–119.
- Soomro, M. A., Ng, C. W. W., H. Lu. and Peng, S. Y. (2015). “Load transfer mechanism in pile group due to single tunnel advancement in stiff clay”. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology. 45, 63– 72.
- Ng, C. W. W., Hong, Y. and Soomro, M. A. (2015). “Three-dimensional centrifuge modelling of effects of twin tunnelling (piggyback) tunnelling on pile group”. Ge’otechnique 65, No. 1, 38–51.
- Ng, C. W. W., Soomro, M. A. and Hong, Y. (2014). “Three-dimensional centrifuge modelling of effects of twin tunnelling (side-by-side) tunnelling on pile group”. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology. 43, 350–361.