Dr. Anthony Gunawan completed his PhD degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2017. His PhD topic was on ultimate and serviceability limit states of floating energy piles in sand.
The ultimate pile capacity of floating energy piles was subjected to varying temperature changes and the serviceability of floating energy piles subjected to thermal cycles were tested via centrifuge tests, and analysed using PLAXIS 2D. Based on the study completed, it was revealed that operation of energy piles should not cause any serviceability issues if the operating temperature is limited to ± 5 ⁰C.
Dr. Gunawan is currently working as a geotechnical consultant in Indonesia, and also serves as a part-time lecturer in Bina Nusantara University.