Associate Professor / Director, Master of Science in the field of Applied Geosciences and Postgraduate Diploma in Earth Science
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.
The teaching and research interests of Dr Wong are in engineering geology, rock mechanics and underground engineering. He is the 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). As of May 2020 2018, he has published over 110 refereed journal papers. He is listed in the “HKU Scholars in the Top 1%” in July 2019 in recognition of the top 1% worldwide by citations in at least one of the 22 research fields.
Dr Wong is a Co-opted Council Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, Hong Kong Branch; Observer of the HKIE Geotechnical Division, Hong Kong Regional Group representative in the Council of the International Association of Engineering Geology and Environment (IAEG), and Technical Assessor of the Hong Kong Accreditation Service (HKAS).
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 from the IAEG (2014), Best Paper Award from the Journal Computer and Geotechnics (2017), and Best Paper Award in the 53rd US Rock Mechanics/ Geomechanics Symposium (2019). 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
GEOS7015 Rock Mechanics
GEOS8102 Rock engineering and geomaterials