Dr. Wong, Louis N.Y.

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Dr. Wong, Louis

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. 

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 Oct 2018, he has published over 90 refereed journal papers. 

Dr Wong is a Co-opted Council Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, Hong Kong Branch; Technical Assessor of the Hong Kong Accreditation Service (HKAS), and the Hong Kong Regional Group representative in the Council of the International Association of Engineering Geology and Environment (IAEG). 

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, 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.

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EASC3413    Engineering geology
EASC3414    Soil and rock mechanics
GEOS7015    Rock Mechanics
GEOS8102    Rock engineering and geomaterials

Selected Publications

  1. Wong, L.N.Y.*, Lai, V.S.K. and Tam, T.P.Y. (2018) “Joint spacing distribution of granites in Hong Kong”, Engineering Geology, 245, 120-129.
  2. Cheng, Y. and Wong, L.N.Y.* (2018) “Microscopic characterization of tensile and shear fracturing in progressive failure in marble”, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth., 123(1), 204-225.  DOI: 10.1002/2017JB014581
  3. Zhang, Y. and Wong, L.N.Y.* (2018) “A review of numerical techniques approaching microstructures of crystalline rocks”, Computers & Geosciences, 115, 167-187.
  4. Peng, J., Wong, L.N.Y.* and Teh, C.I. (2017) “Influence of grain size heterogeneity on strength and micro-cracking behavior of crystalline rocks”, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth., 122(2), pp 1054-1073, doi: 10.1002/2016JB013469
  5. Li, Z., Wong, L.N.Y.* and Teh, C.I. (2017) “Low cost colorimetry for assessment of fire damage in rock”, Engineering Geology, 228, pp 50-60.