Dr H.K.K. Wong is a Research Professor in Civil Engineering of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), currently working in the Laboratory LTDS of the French National School of State Public Works (ENTPE). He has intervened in many courses including soil mechanics, tunnelling and underground works, continuum mechanics, limit equilibrium analysis, strength of materials, structural analysis, theory of plates and shells. Prior to his career in research, he has been a geotechnical engineer with Simecsol (now Arcadis) involved in construction projects in France and oversea (1984-90, 1994-95). His PhD (1994) is on the thermal-mechanical behaviour of underground structures. He received his M Eng. (1984) in France and B Eng. (1981) in civil engineering in Hong Kong. He is member of a few national associations: Rock Mechanics (CFMR), Soil Mechanics (CFMS), Tunnelling and Underground Works (AFTES).
Dr Wong's research is focused on the TCHM behaviour of geomaterials and geostructures:
  • Underground storage of nuclear wastes and CO2
  • Soils from relatively dry to quasi-saturated with isolated bubbles
  • Rammed earthen constructions
  • Tunnel excavation with face confinement
Dr Wong has worked on research projects funded by the French National Agence for Research (ANR), National Tunnelling Center (CETU), Institute of Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN). Ha has over 60 journal publications and a few book chapters. He is a regular reviewer for journals, research theses, conference papers, and research proposals.