Engineering and Information Sciences

People

Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn



Esteem Factors


Award/Prize
2005 - 2005
Australian Geomechanics Society's (AGS) Young Engineers Awards

2002 - 2005
International Postgraduate Research Scholarship and University Postgraduate awards, University of Wollongong Australia

2000 - 2002
Masters fellowship by Japanese Government, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

2013 - 2013
ISSMGE Young Member Award for academic achievements and outstanding contributions to the field of geotechnical engineering by a young member less than 36 years of age

2006 - 2006
AGS Award for outstanding contribution to the field through PhD research

2011 - 2011
Vice-Chancellor Research Excellent Award for Emerging Researchers: Highly Commended

2006 - 2006
Winner of Trailblazer Award for Vertical Drain Concept applied for Railway

2008 - 2008
International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG) for an outstanding paper by an early career researcher

2010 - 2010
International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG) for an outstanding paper by an early career researcher

2012 - 2012
D H Trollope Medal by the Australian Geomechanics Society for contributions to geotechnical research

2012 - 2012
Robert M. Quigley Honourable Mention award from the Canadian Geotechnical Society

2013 - 2013
Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research Partnership, University of Wollongong

Current Positions:

Associate Professor

Biography:

Qualifications
1) PhD degree in Geotechnical Engineering, University of Wollongong, Australia, 2006
2) M Eng degree in Geotechnical Engineering, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok Thailand, 2002
3) BSc (1st class Hons) degree in Civil Engineering, Khonkaen University, Khonkaen, Thailand, 1998

Memberships
1) Member, Institution of Engineers Australia (MIEAust)
2) Member, Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society
3) Member, Institution of Engineers Thailand
4) Member, International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG)

Positions currently and previously held
2012- Associate Professor, School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, University of Wollongong
2011-2012 Senior Lecturer, School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering University of Wollongong
2008-2010 Lecturer, School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering University of Wollongong
2006-2008 Research Associate, School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering University of Wollongong
2002-2006 PhD candidate, School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering University of Wollongong

Industrial/Commercial/Professional Activities
Committee member, Australian Geomechanics Society
Editorial committee, ISSMGE Bulletin
Conference organising committee, International Symposium on Geotechnical Engineering, Ground Improvement, and Geosynthetics for Sustainable Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change including Global Warming, Bangkok, Thailand, December 2009

Research Interests:

1. Ground improvement techniques
2. Geotechnical aspects of rail tracks
3. Numerical and Analytical methods in geotechnical engineering

Professional Activities:

Consultancy Involvements
Consultant for ARUP Geotechnics on the design and analysis of rail tracks on soft estuarine soils in Newcastle region, NSW (2005-2008)
Consultant for Coffey Geotechnics on the evaluation of PVDs on soft estuarine soils in Port of Brisbane (2005-2008).

Awards:

2013 ISSMGE Young Member Award for academic achievements and outstanding contributions to the field of geotechnical engineering by a young member less than 36 years of age
2013 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research Partnership, University of Wollongong
2012 D H Trollope Medal by the Australian Geomechanics Society for contributions to geotechnical research
2012 Robert M. Quigley Honourable Mention award from the Canadian Geotechnical Society
2011 Vice-Chancellor Research Excellent Award for Emerging Researchers: Highly Commended
2010 International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG) for an outstanding paper by an early career researcher
2008 International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG) for an outstanding paper by an early career researcher
2006 Australian Geomechanics Society Thesis Award
2006 Wollongong Trailblazer Award for innovations in soft soil stabilisation for transport infrastructure
2005 Australian Geomechanics Society Young Geotechnical Engineer Award

Future Research Topics:

Soft ground improvement by prefabricated vertical drains
The related publications can be viewed at:
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Research Students

  • Yujie Qi : Cyclic loading behaviour of compacted waste materials with respect to energy absorption
  • Thanh Nguyen : Effectiveness of Natural Biodegradable Drain on Soil Behavior in Comparison with Conventional PVD
  • Dongli Zhu : Combination of Pile and PVD for ground improvement
  • Pei Tai : Behaviours of Isolated stone Column under Cycle Loading
  • Hoang Minh Truong : Cyclic Behaviour and Associated Deformation of Subgrade Soil Subjected to Mud Pumping in Heavy Haul Railroads
  • Miriam Tawk : Role of Unsaturation in Compacted Waste Materials for Transport Infrastructure
  • Chuhao Liu : Performance of Geogrid stabilised ballast in Rail Tracks
  • Mandeep Singh : Role of Prefabricated vertical drains in mitigating the effects of mud-pumping
  • Kirti Choudhary : Numerical and Experimental Investigation of Jute Prefabricated Vertical Drains and Their Comparison to Synthetic Drains