Ir. Dr. Choo Chung Siung has 12 years of working in both academia and industry. He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering (1st Class Honours) in 2010 from Swinburne University of Technology. Subsequently, he went on to complete his PhD, producing a thesis titled ‘Development and assessment of equivalent rock strength parameters for the back-analysis of pipe-jacking forces’. He has contributed articles in renowned Q1 journals, including Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (ASCE), Engineering Geology (Elsevier), and Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology (Elsevier). He has also presented his work at international conferences and at seminars for learned institutions. He is an active reviewer of several Q1 and Q2 journals involving geotechnical engineering, tunnelling, and trenchless technologies. Recently, he co-authored a book titled ‘Sustainable Pipe Jacking Technology in the Urban Environment’, published by Springer.
Ir. Dr. Choo is currently a Senior Lecturer at Swinburne Sarawak and educates future civil engineers on soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering. Through his authentic blended teaching experience, he is able to bring real geotechnical engineering challenges into the classroom, by researching into current challenges faced by practising geotechnical engineers. His current experience and research interests are in the areas of tunnelling, trenchless technologies, numerical modelling of complex soil-structure interaction problems using finite element modelling, discrete element modelling and material point method, and machine learning applied to geotechnical engineering. He also explores methods of upcycling industrial wastes into useful construction materials, and innovations in geoeducation through immersive technologies.
Ir. Dr. Choo currently serves as a co-opted member of Engineers Australia Malaysia Chapter, and as a Committee Member of the Malaysian Geological Society. He also represents Malaysia at the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), as a national nominated member for TC105 Geo-Mechanics from Micro to Macro and TC309 Machine Learning and Big Data.
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