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Ir. Assoc. Prof. Ts. Kelvin Kuok King Kuok

Associate Professor


PhD in Civil Eng. (Hydrology & Water Resources) (UTM)

M.Eng. in Civil Eng. (Hydrology & Water Resources) (UNIMAS)

B.Eng. in Civil Eng. (HONS) (UTM)

Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science

Office No:+60 82 260 850
Fax No:+60 82 260 813
Room No: E304
Email: kkuok@swinburne.edu.my
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Assoc. Prof. Ts. Ir. Dr. KUOK KING KUOK received his BEng (Honours) and Ph.D. from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), as well as MEng from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). He has published more than 65 indexed journal research papers, more than 25 conference proceedings, and 25 book chapters. His research includes flood forecasting using ANNs, imputation of missing data using AI, filter membrane development, impact of climate change, derivation of equatorial soil loss equation, low impact development, sustainable water supply, stormwater module, etc. His second area of research interest is building information modeling, 3D printing, and project management. He has collaborations worldwide (e.g., USA, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, UAE, the Czech Republic, Bangladesh, and Malaysia). Dr Kuok had involved in organizing 18 conferences in different roles. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Modern Management Forum, Singapore since 2019, Expert Scientific Editor for Academic Exchange Information Center (AEIC) since 2021, Green Building & Construction Economics since 2022, Tropical Aquatic and Soil Pollution since 2022. He is a qualified Chartered Professional Engineer in Malaysia, ASEAN, and APEC countries, and a Professional Technologist registered with the Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT). Meanwhile, Dr Kuok brings with him ten years industry experience before joining the academic career.

Research Interests

  • Flood forecasting using ANNs; Imputation of missing data using AI,
  • Impact of climate change; Derivation of equatorial soil loss equation,
  • Low impact development; Sustainable water supply,
  • Stormwater module.
  • Filter membrane development;
  • Building information modelling, 3D printing

Professional Memberships

  • Professional Engineer with Practising Certificate, Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)
  • Corporate Member of Institution of Engineers, Malaysia
  • ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer
  • Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Engineer
  • EMF International Professional Engineer
  • ASEAN Engineer
  • Professional Technologist, Malaysia Board of Technologists

PhD/Master by Research Opportunities

Potential research higher degree candidates are welcome to enquire about postgraduate opportunities in the areas listed above. Please e-mail kkuok@swinburne.edu.my for more information.

Research Grants

  • Title of Project: “Determination of Design Rainfall for Malaysia under the Changing Climate”, Exploratory Research Grant Scheme (ERGS) PHASE 1/2011, 2011-2014.
  • Title of project: “Impacts of Climate Change to Erosion and Sedimentation at Sarawak Kiri River after Bengoh Dam Construction”, Exploratory Research Grant Scheme (ERGS) PHASE 1/2013, 2013-2016.
  • Title of project: ““Design and analysis of on site detention tank and rain harvesting tank using stormwater module”. WenHong Plastic Industry Sdn. Bhd., 2019-2021.
  • Title of project: “Development of Future Equatorial Soil Loss and Sediment Yield Equations Due to Impact of Climate Change”, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, 2019-2022.
  • Title of project: “Properties of Treated Local Marine Sand using Harvested Rainwater in Mortar and Concrete.” Sarawak Research Grant Council (SRGC), Ministry of Education, Science & Technology Research Sarawak, 2020-2022.
  • Title of project: “Use of Calcium Fluoride Sludge as (i) Partial Cement Replacement for Cement Mortar and (ii) Filler Material for Polymer Composites.” 2021. INDUSTRY GRANT from LONGi (KCH) SDN BHD.
  • Title of Project: “Development of Borneo Bamboo Nanocellulose Fiber Filter Membrane for Water Treatment in RuraL Areas of Sarawak.” Yayasan Sarawak Grant, 2022-2024.
  • Title of Project: “ Fundamental mechanism of interfacial bonding between untreated and treated silicon manganese waste as coarse aggregate and cement matrix in concrete.” Swinburne Internal Research Grant Phase 2/2021, 2021-2023.


  • Best Paper Award, “Sensitivity Analysis of the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation’s (RUSLE) for Rainfall Erosivity Factor (R-Factor) in Sarawak Region”, International Conference on Applied Sciences, Engineering, Technology & Management (ICASETEM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2019.
  • Best Paper Award, “Sand Properties for Concrete Application”, International Conference on Recent Tends in Construction Materials and Structures (ICON2021), Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore, India, 2021.
  • Best Paper Award, “Raindrop Size Distribution Using Photogrammetric Technique”, 5th International Conference on Multi-Disciplinary Research Studies and Education (ICMDRSE-2022), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2022.
  • Gold Medal for Korean Invention News (KINEWS) in 8th WORLD INVENTION INNOVATION CONTEST 2022under the category of AICA special awards, Seol, Korea.
  • Bronze Medal for INTEX22 Innovation Technology Expo 2022 under Technology and Engineering Cluster, Kuching, Malaysia.