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Dr Dominic E.L. Ong


Dominic E.L. Ong

Senior Lecturer
School of Engineering and Built Environment - Civil and Environmental Engineering
+61 (0)7 3735 4027 (Work)
N79 3.04C, Nathan Campus

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'Unfortunately, soils are made by nature and not by man, and the products of nature are always complex......' found in the biography of Karl Terzaghi, authored by Professor D. Goodman, titled 'Karl Terzaghi, the engineer as artist', published by ASCE. *************************************************************************************************************************** Dr. Ong has particular interests in the field of traditional geotechnical engineering, specialising in underground space technology, soil-(infra)structure interaction involving deep excavation, tunneling, pipe-jacking and pile foundations. He also excels in soft soil treatment & ground improvement technology, field instrumentation & finite element modelling. In recent years, he has developed great interests in resource engineering and bio-engineering, specialising in granular & clay-based geomaterial characterisation, application of binder technology via microbially induced calcite precipitation, geopolymer & biopolymer, as well as pavement recycling & technology. Dr. Ong is a Fellow member of both Engineers Australia and the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM). He is a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) & a Registered Professional Engineer, Queensland (RPEQ). He is also the co Editor-in-Chief of Geotechnical Research, a journal of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), UK, as well as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Swinburne University of Technology. Dr. Ong is also an expert member of Technical Committee, TC104 Physical Modelling in Geomechanics (Category: Fundamentals) and TC207 Soil-Structure Interaction and Retaining Walls (Category: Applications) in the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE). As a soil-(infra)structure interaction specialist, he won the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Outstanding Reviewer Award of the Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal & Ocean Engineering as well as the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) Best Technical Paper Award in 2018.


  • Member
    Cities Research Institute1 Jan 2018
  • Program Advisor to BEng(Hons.) & associated Double Degrees (B Env Sci, B Sci, B Bus & B Info Tech)
    Griffith University, School of Engineering & Built Environment, Australia28 Feb 2019


  • PhD Eng PhD in Engineering
    National University of Singapore2001 - 2004
  • Bachelor Of Engineering With Honours In Civil Engineering
    University of Western Australia1995 - 1998