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Soon Min is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Energy, Geoscienc, Infrastructure and Society (EGIS) Heriot-Watt University Malaysia. He obtained his PhD in Geotechnical Engineering from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in 2016. Prior to that, he received his B.Eng (Hons) and M.Sc degress in Civil Engineering from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in 2009 and 2012 respectively. He is a registered Professional Technologist with the Malaysian Board of Technologist (MBOT), graduate member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) and Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM). He is also actively involved in professional body services where he is a committee member for the  Geotechnical Engineering Technical Division (GETD) of IEM since 2018.  

Research interests

Soon Min's research interests are:

  1. Rainfall induced slope failure
    • Unsaturated soil mechanics
    • Slope stability chart
    • Early warning system
  2. Sustainable solutions for built environment
    • Reusing waste materials for soil stabilisation and construction materials
  3. Numerical Modelling in geotechnical practice
    • Slope stability, retaining structures, foundation system
    • Site characterisation
    • Forensic investigation

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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