Prof. Charles Ng

Former President of the ISSMGE

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Visit from Prof. Aronne Armanini

Prof. Ng’s research group was very fortunate to have the company of Prof. Aronne Armanini of the University of Trento (in Italy) for several days in August. Prof. Armanini gave a fascinating seminar, covering topics such as how different types of geophysical flows may be quantifiably differentiated using rheological properties, as well as the governing equations that must be used to describe mixtures of grains and viscous fluids. He also discussed some of the mitigation measures for geophysical flows that are installed in Europe, covering how their effectiveness can be quantified and showing examples of undesirable designs. Continue reading

Mr Stephen AU-YEUNG

Mr. Stephen Au-Yeung completed his MPhil degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2015. The topic of his MPhil thesis is Flume Investigation of Run-up Mechanisms of Granular and Water Surge Flows Impacting a Rigid Barrier.

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Dr Anthony GUNAWAN

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.

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Dr. Jason Lim COO

Dr. Jason Lim Coo obtained his MSc and PhD degrees from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2012 and 2017, respectively. His doctoral research thesis was on water infiltration into a new three-layer landfill cover system using recycled concrete and nanomaterials.

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Dr Mukhtiar Ali SOOMRO

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.

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Dr. Kwong Soon WONG

Dr Wong obtained his doctoral degree at HKUST in 2012. His thesis was on centrifuge modeling of failure modes of tunnels, in both sand and soft clay. He is now Senior Lecturer at the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering at Curtin University in Malaysia.

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Dr Ankit GARG

Dr Ankit Garg finished his PhD under Prof. Ng in 2015. His thesis pioneered research into the effects of different types of vegetation on soil suction.

After graduating, Dr Garg was Assistant Professor at IIT Guwahati, India, and has gone on to become Associate Professor at Shantou University in China. His current research interests involve application of sustainable materials in green infrastructure.

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Dr Shaokun MA

Dr Ma obtained his PhD from Tongji Univeristy in 2008, and then came to HKUST as a post-doctoral fellow under Prof. Ng.

After his post-doc, he became a professor of geotechnical engineering at Guangxi University. There, he is also head of the department of Geotechnical and Underground Engineering and secretary general of the Guangxi society for rock mechanics and engineering. He may currently be found at the University of Newcastle in Australia where he is a visiting professor.

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Dr. Kaewsong obtained her Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Charles Ng in 2017, investigating small-strain stiffness of unsaturated collapsible loess.

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Dr Abraham Chiu

Profs. Chiu (left) and Lei (right): collaborative research

Abraham Chiu’s research includes two areas of geotechnical engineering: (1) the engineering behaviour and constitutive modelling of unsaturated and contaminated soils and (2) the development of laboratory testing equipment.

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