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Prof. Chee-Kiong SOH

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


CK Soh received his BEng from Concordia University, Canada, SM from MIT, USA, and PhD from University of Wales College of Cardiff, UK.   Prior to joining NTU, he worked as an offshore engineer  with  McDermott  South  East  Asia  and  as  a  marine surveyor with Noble Denton & Associates Singapore.   Over the years at NTU, he has held various appointments such as sub-dean and vice-dean of the School of Civil & Structural Engineering, head of the Division of Structures & Construction, head of the Division of Structures & Mechanics, Assistant Director of Research at NTU Office of Research, and Associate Chair (Administration) as well as Acting Chair of the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering. He is also a Fellow of the Singapore Academy of Engineering.

As an offshore engineer, CK Soh had designed, fabricated, installed, hooked up and commissioned more than a dozen offshore platforms for the South East Asian waters, including laying the then world largest submarine pipeline in the E11 gas field off Bintulu for Sarawak Shell. As a marine surveyor, he had reviewed and approved on site numerous construction and marine operations carried out in the shipyards in Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, and in just about every shipyard in Singapore. As an academia, CK Soh has published more than a hundred and seventy journal  papers,  one  of  which  entitled  "Fuzzy  controlled  genetic  algorithm  search  for  shape optimization" received the ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) Best TCCP Paper Award in 1996, another entitled “Design economics of offshore structures: eccentric jacket” received the ES-IStructE  (Singapore)  Best  Structural  Paper  Award  in  2001,  and  yet  another  entitled “Performance of smart piezoceramic patches in health monitoring of RC bridge” was in 2011 been identified by the Council of Canadian Academies as a top-1% most highly cited paper in its field in the world.  His current research interests are in human-centric development of sustainable urban systems and in using smart materials for structural health monitoring, damage prognosis and energy arvesting. He has also co-authored a book on "Analysis and Design of Offshore Structures" published by the Singapore Structural Steel Society in 1991, a PC-based courseware on “Intelligent Interactive Tutoring System for Engineering Mechanics - Statics” published by Pearson-Prentice Hall in 2000, and another book “Smart Materials in Structural Health Monitoring, Control and Bio- mechanics” published by Springer-ZJUP in 2012.  The last book is a ‘3 generations’ book in which the chapters are co-authored by him and his students and their students.

In addition, CK Soh received the NTU CoE First Year Common Engineering Teaching Excellence Award in 2004.  That class had more than 1,800 students. As a registered Professional Engineer of Singapore, he has been active in providing consulting services to the offshore and marine industry since mid-1980s.



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