Associate Professor / Director, Master of Science in the field of Applied Geosciences and Postgraduate Diploma in Earth Sciences
Dr Louis Wong obtained his BSc degree in Earth Sciences from the same Department in 1999 under the Stephen Kam Chuen Cheung Memorial Scholarship, and PhD degree in Geotechnical Engineering from MIT under the Croucher Foundation Scholarship and the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship for Overseas Studies. His teaching and research interests are in engineering geology, rock mechanics and underground engineering. The recent projects focus on (1) thermal effects on the mechanical properties of rocks, (2) relationship between fracture toughness and rock brittleness, (3) enhancing the grain-based modeling approach to numerically study rock deformation. He is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment (Springer), while also serving the editorial boards of Engineering Geology (Elsevier), Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (Springer) and Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (Elsevier).
Dr Wong was previously an Assistant Professor and Assistant Chair (Academic) in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He also worked as a consulting tunnel engineer at CDM in the USA and completed the Engineering Geology Graduate (EGG) training with the Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO). Dr. Wong won the Richard Wolter’s Prize 2014 from the IAEG (International Association of Engineering Geology and Environment), and a Best Paper Award in the Journal “Computer and Geotechnics” (Elsevier) in 2017. Dr. Wong’s achievements in and contributions to teaching earned him the Nanyang Education Award at NTU for the academic year 2012/13.
EASC3413 Engineering geology
EASC3414 Soil and rock mechanics
EASC6003 Geophysical techniques
GEOS7012 Site investigation and engineering geological techniques (Course Coordinator)
GEOS7015 Rock Mechanics
GEOS8005 Field Testing and Instrumentation in Engineering Geology
GEOS8102 Rock engineering and geomaterials