Man Hoi LOK, Thomas陸萬海
Assistant Professor
Assistant Dean (Student Affairs) of FST

Academic Qualifications | Professional Experience | Professional Affiliations | Award and Honor | Teaching | Research | Selected Publications | Services | Contact Details


Academic Qualification

  • Ph.D., 1999, University of California, Berkeley
  • M.S., 1987, Carnegie-Mellon University
  • B.S., 1985, National Taiwan University

Professional Experience

  • Consulting engineer, Sinotech Engineering Consultants, Taipei, July 1990 – May 1993
  • Engineer, Macao Water Supply Company, Macao, January 1988 – February 1990

Professional Affiliations

  • Founding council president, MAGE (Macau Association for Geotechnical Engineering)
  • Member, AEM (Associacao dos Engenheiros de Macau – The Macau Institution of Engineers)
  • Member, HKGES (Hong Kong Geotechnical Society)
  • Member, SEAGS (Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society)
  • Associated member, ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers)
  • Member, ISSMFE(International Society for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering)

Award and Honor

  • 2018    Best FYP Award, ASCE, HK section by FYP student Sin, Kei Hong: Use of Finite Element Method for Ultimate Limit State Retaining Wall Design
  • 2016    Best FYP Award, ASCE, HK section by FYP student Ao, Ngan-Fong: Investigation of Effects of Buttress and Cross Walls on Deep Excavation.
  • 2015    Best FYP Award, ASCE, HK section by FYP student Ng, Ka-Fai: Correlation Analysis for Shear Wave Velocity of Macau Soils.
  • 2003    My favourite Teacher Award by the Student Association of FST, UM
  • 1998    Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor, University of California, Berkeley

Teaching

B.Sc. Courses

  • Soil Mechanics (CIVL2007)
  • Advanced Topics in Soil Mechanics (CIVL3007)
  • Earth Retaining Systems (CIVL4010)
  • Foundation Engineering (CEEB322)
  • Selected Topics in Geotechnical Engineering (CEEB455)
  • Civil Engineering Project (CIVL4000)
  • Internship (CEEB468)

M.Sc. Courses

  • Advanced Soil Mechanics (CIVL7004)
  • Special Topics in Geotechnical Engineering (CIVL7009)
  • Numerical Modeling in Geomechanics (CIVL7014)

Supervision of Students:

PhD:

  • From 2020 to present, Wang, Yuanhang: Investigation of possible engineering usage of Macau marine clay
  • From 2018 to present, Zhou, Zan: Behavior of Column-Reinforced Foundation (Chief supervisor)
  • Ao, P.K. (2007) “Modification of the Hiley Formula by Considering Pile Length,” (co-supervisor)

Master:

  • From 2018 to 2020, Wang, Yuanhang: Laboratory Evaluation and Neural Network Modeling of  Treated Macau Marine Clay and Glass Cullet Mixture
  • From 2017 to present, Liu, Jie: Discrete Element Modeling of Soil-Structure Interface Considering Particle Crushing
  • Ao Ieong, Hou Cheong (2019) “Behavior prediction of SLT using SPT-N values based on general regression neural network and multivariate statistical analysis,” M.S. Thesis, University of Macau.
  • Chen, Yue (2017) “Back Analysis of Undrained Shear Strength Increment and Settlement of a Soil Improvement Project in Macau using PLAXIS,” M.S. Thesis, University of Macau.
  • Liu, Sikai (2017) “Discrete Element Simulation of Particle Crushing in One-Dimensional Compression,” M.S. Thesis, University of Macau.
  • Wong, Ka Hou (2017) “Numerical Simulation of the Behaviour of an Elliptical Micro-Void in Neo-Hookean Material,” M.S. Thesis, University of Macau.
  • Ngai, Kuan Io (2015) “Estimation of ultimate pile capacity for press-in piles using measurement of penetration resistance,” M.S. Thesis, University of Macau.
  • Xie, Yidong (2014) “DEM analysis of ultimate lateral resistance to rigid short piles in granular material,” M.S. Thesis, University of Macau.
  • Wang, Dong (2012) “Investigation of Laterally Loaded Pile in Sands using DEM,” M.S. Thesis, University of Macau.
  • Zhou, Jianmei (2010) “Effect of Nonlinear Soil Behavior for Ground Response at Macau,” M.S. Thesis, University of Macau.
  • Ho, S.M. (2010) “Numerical Modeling of Consolidation of Marine Clay under Vacuum Preloading Incorporating Prefabricated Vertical Drains,” M.S. Thesis, University of Macau.
  • Ng, C.H. (2009) “Comparative Study of Soil Constitutive Models on Simulation of a Diaphragm Walled Excavation in Macao Alluvium,” M.S. Thesis, University of Macau.
  • Thanat, S.T. (2009) “In-situ Shear Wave Measurement and Ground Response Analysis for Developing Site-dependent Response Spectra in Macau,” M.S. Thesis, University of Macau.
  • Sein, Y.H. (2009) “Study of Geofiber with Modified Direct Shear Apparatus,” M.S. Thesis, University of Macau.
  • Shi, X. (2008) “Experimental investigation on the consolidation and very small-strain stiffness properties of Macau marine clay,” M.S. Thesis, University of Macau.
  • Hao, G. (2008) “Laboratory study of shear wave velocity and small strain modulus of Macao marine clay under anisotropic stress condition,” M.S. Thesis, University of Macau.
  • Tou, C.M. (2008) “Numerical Simulation of Foundations on Soil with Single Reinforcement,” M.S. Thesis, University of Macau.
  • Ao, P.K. (2007) “Modification of the Hiley Formula by Considering Pile Length,” Ph.D. Thesis, University of Macau. (co-supervisor)
  • Yu, H.J. (2006) “Laboratory Study on the Mechanical Behavior of Tire Chip-Sand Mixtures,” M.S. Thesis, University of Macau.
  • Choi, W.K. (2005) “Characterization of Alkali Silica Reactivity of Xi Jiang River Sand,” M.S. Thesis, University of Macau
  • Che, W.F. (2003) “Axial Bearing Capacity Prediction of Driven Piles using Artificial Neural Network,” M.S. Thesis, University of Macau.
  • Sam, W.N.  (2003) “Numerical Modeling of Embankment of Soft Marine Clay Stabilized by Vertical Drains,” M.S. Thesis, University of Macau.

FYP students on the Deans List, FST, UM (since 2014)

  • Sin, Kei Hong, 2018, Use of Finite Element Method for Ultimate Limit State Retaining Wall Design.
  • Lao, Ka Chong, 2017, Experimental study on vertical & horizontal pressure of 1-D compression of sand using pressure mapping sensor.
  • Ao, Ngan-Fong, 2016, Investigation of Effects of Buttress and Cross Walls on Deep Excavation.
  • Ng, Ka-Fai, 2015, Correlation Analysis for Shear Wave Velocity of Macau Soils.
  • Chen, Yue, 2014, Investigation of Prediction Methods for Bearing Capacity of Piles
  • Wong, Ka Hou, 2014, Numerical Study of Earth Pressure Distribution behind Cantilever Retaining Walls.

Research

Research Interests

  • Soil Structure Interaction of pile foundations and retaining structures
  • FEM / DEM applications in geomechanics
  • Geotechnical seismic analysis
  • Consolidation and shear behavior of Marine clay
  • Land reclamation
  • Use of recycled materials in civil engineering

Recent Research Projects

  • Pile Driving Analysis and Axial Prediction using Artificial Neural Network, Principal Investigator, funded by UM, 50,000MOP (2002-2003)
  • Study on Tire Chips as Lightweight Backfills, Co-investigator, funded by IACM and CERT, 48,000MOP (2004-2005)
  • Consolidation and strength Properties of Macau Marine Clay, Principal Investigator, funded by UM, 136,000MOP (2006-2008)
  • Site-Dependent Response Spectra and Seismic Design Recommendations for Macau, , Co-investigator, funded by FDCT 1,600,000MOP (2006-2008)
  • Investigation of soil resistance to rigid embedment using DEM, Principal Investigator, funded by UM, 280,400MOP (2010-2011)
  • Study on the time-dependent stress-strain behavior of Macao marine clay, Principal Investigator, funded by UM, 178,000MOP (2012-2014)
  • Numerical  investigation of penetration problem in granular soils, Principal Investigator, funded by UM, 160,000MOP (2013-2014)
  • Monitoring and Analysis of Recent Deep Excavation Cases in Macao, Principal Investigator, funded by UM, 160,000MOP (2015-2017)
  • Investigation of Crushing of Granular Soils – DEM approach, , Principal Investigator, funded by UM, 160,000MOP (2017-2019)

Selected Publications

Journal Papers

  • Wu, S; Lok, T.; Xu, Y.; Wang, D. (2020) “Rate-dependent behavior of a saturated clay under different stress histories and K0 conditions,” Acta Geotechnica, 2020, 15:1501-1512.
  • 陸萬海 (2018) “澳門岩土工程之發展與地下空間使用之展望,” 澳門研究,Journal of Macau Studies, 2018(1).
  • Zhou, W-H.; Lok, T.M.H.; Zhao, L-S.*; Mei, G-X. Li, X-B.* (2017) “Analytical solutions to the axisymmetric consolidation of a multi-layer soil system under surcharge combined with vacuum preloading,” Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 45(2017), 487-498.
  • Zhou, W-H.; Zhao, L-S.*; Lok, T.M.H.; Mei, G-X. Li, X-B.* (2018) “Analytical solutions to the axisymmetric consolidation of Unsaturated Soils,” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 144(1).
  • Mei, G.-X., Lok, T.M.H., Xia, J., and Wu, S.S.* (2014) “One-dimensional consolidation with asymmetrical exponential drainage boundary,” Geomechanics and Engineering, Vol. 6, No. 1.
  • Lok, T.M.H., Lee, H.Y., and Ng, I.T. (2014) “Suggestions and Analysis on Correlations for Shear Wave Velocity of Macau Soils,” South China Journal of Seismology, (in Chinese), Vol. 34(3), Sep., 2014.
  • Cheong, K.K., Lok, T.M.H., Sae Teng, T., Hao, G.*, and Shi, X.* (2008) “Measurements of Seismic Wave Velocities of Strata at Macau SAR,” South China Journal of Seismology, (in Chinese), Vol. 28(2), June, 2008.

Conference Papers

  • Zhou, Z., and Lok, T.M.H. (2019) “Numerical analysis for deep excavation of Taipa Central Park in Macau,” 16ARC on Soil Mechanics and Geo. Engrg., Taipei, 10/2019.
  • Wu, S.; Lok, T.M.H. and Zhou, A. (2017) “Undrained behavior of Macau marine clay with various strain rates and different stress histories,” Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference Cigos Vietnam 2017.
  • Chen, Y. and Lok, T.M.H. (2016) “Numerical Prediction of Embankment Deformation,”  Embankment and Footing Prediction Symposium 2016, ARC Centre of Excellence for Geotechnical Science & Engineering, 12-13 September, 2016, Fort Scratchley, Newcastle, Australia.
  • Lok, T.M.H. ; Lee, H.Y. 2; and Ng, K.F. (2016) “Correlation Analysis of Shear Wave Velocity of Macau Soils using Nonlinear Multivariable Regression,” the 6th Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau Seminar on Technology and Science of Seismology, Hong Kong (in Chinese)
  • Xie, Y. and Lok, T.M.H. (2015) “DEM analysis of ultimate lateral resistance to rigid short piles in sand,” TC105 Special Session, 15ARC on Soil Mechanics and Geo. Engrg., Fukuoka, Japan, 9-13/11/2015.
  • Lok, T.M.H., Shi, X., and Wu, S. (2015) “Variation of shear wave velocity of Macao marine clay during secondary consolidation,” 15ARC on Soil Mechanics and Geo. Engrg., Fukuoka, Japan, 9-13/11/2015.
  • Lok, T.M.H., Wang, D., and Xie, Y.D. (2013) “Boundary effects on DEM simulation of installation and lateral movement of piles,” Proc., the 3rd International FLAC/DEM Symposium, Hangzhou, October 22-24, 2013.
  • Lok, T.M.H., Lee, H.Y., and Lou, W.I. (2013) ” A Preliminary assessment on Liquefaction Potential of Reclaimed Lands in Macao,” 18th Southeast Asian Geotechnical & Inaugural AGSSEA Conference, 29 – 31 May 2013, Singapore.
  • Ng, C.H., and Lok, T.M.H. (2011) “Comparative Simulation of an Excavation in Macao Alluvium,” 14ARC on Soil Mechanics and Geo. Engrg., Hong Kong.
  • Zhou, J.M. & Lok, T.M.H. (2011) “Effects of Nonlinear Soil Modeling on Seismic Ground Response at Macao,” 14ARC on Soil Mechanics and Geo. Engrg., Hong Kong.
  • Wang, D. & Lok, T.M.H. (2011) “Study of soil resistance to rigid pile using DEM” Proc., the 2nd International FLAC/DEM Symposium, Melbourne, February, 14-16 .
  • Sae Teng, T., and Lok, T.M.H. (2010) “Local Soil Properties and Amplification Effects on Seismic Ground Response in Macao,” The 17th Southeast Asian Geotechnical Conference Taipei, Taiwan, May 10~13, 2010.
  • Shi, X., and Lok, T.M.H. (2009) “Experimental study of variation of shear wave velocity of Macao marine clay during one dimensional consolidation,” 17th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Alexandria, Egypt.
  • Hao, G., and Lok, T.M.H. (2008) “Study of Shear Wave Velocity of Macao Marine Clay under Anisotropic Stress Condition,” The 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering October 12-17, 2008, Beijing, China.
  • Lok, T.M.H., Leong, H.S., Wong, Y.L., Chan, I.C. and Yan, W.M. (2008) “Load Tests for Jet Grouting at Macau,” Keynote lectures, Applications of Innovative Technologies in Geotechnical Works, Proceedings of the 28th Annual Seminar Geotechnical Division, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, 2 May 2008, pp.35-42.
  • Lok, T.M.H., Sae Teng, T., Hao, G., Shi, X. and Cheong, K. K. (2008) “Wave Velocity of Macao Marine Clay from Field and Laboratory Measurement,” the 3rd International Conference on Site Characterization, Taipei, 1-4/4/2008.
  • Tou, C.M. and Lok, T.M.H. (2007) “Numerical simulation of foundations on soil with single reinforcement,” 13ARC on Soil Mechanics and Geo. Engrg., Kolkata, 10-14/12/2007, pp.1009-1012.
  • Lok, T.M.H., and Yu, H.J. (2006) “Laboratory Study on the Mechanical Behavior of Tire Chip-Sand Mixture,” Pavement Mechanics and Performance, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 154, GeoShanghai, pp.157-164.
  • Lok, T.M.H., and Sam, D.W.N. (2004) “Numerical Modeling of Settlement of Embankment on Soft Marine Clay using Equivalent Permeability,” 15th Southeast Asian Geotechnical Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, 22-26/11/2004, pp. 841-846.
  • Lok, T.M.H., and Che, W.F. (2004) “Axial Capacity Prediction for Driven Piles using Artificial Neural Network: Model Comparison,” Geo-Trans 2004, the Geo-Institute Conference on Geotechnical Engineering for Transportation Projects, Los Angeles, 27/31/7/2004, pp. 697-704.
  • Lok, T.M.H., and Ng. C.H. (2003) “Comparative study of constitutive models on predictions of diaphragm wall behavior,” 12ARC on Soil Mechanics and Geo. Engrg., Singapore, 4-8/8/2003

Services

Professional Services and Affiliations

  • 2008-2019, Founding council president, and committee member of Macau Association for Geotechnical Engineering.
  • 2012-present, vice chairman of Association of Taiwan University Alumni in Macau
  • 2007-2012, vice council president of Association of Taiwan University Alumni in Macau
  • 2011-present, member of supervisory board, Macao Region China Council for the Promotion of Peaceful National Reunification.
  • 2001-present, member and executive council member, Macau Institute of Engineers.
  • 2008-2012, substituted member of Consultation committee for land development, Macau SAR government
  • 2008-2015, Editorial committee, Chinese Journal of Geotechnical Engineering
  • 2018-present, Editorial committee, Journal of Macau Studies
  • Reviewer for journals:
    • Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
    • Canadian Geotechnical Journal
    • Geotextiles and Geomembranes
    • International Journal of Geomechanics
    • Marine Georesources & Geotechnology
    • Macau Studies

Seminars and Conferences

  • 3/12/2018        Invited lecture: 澳門地下空間與防災治水,「 韌性城市的建立: 基建、城市與法律」學術研討會, 澳門研究中心。
  • 2/2/2018          Invited lecture: 澳門岩土工程之發展與地下空間使用之展望, 「澳門地下設施規劃與發展」研討會, 澳門研究中心。
  • 27/10/2017      Invited lecture: Review of 10 years for Macau Association for Geotechnical Engineering, Annual Forum of Macau Association for Geotechnical Engineering.
  • 2010-2012       High School Seminar: 「比薩斜塔」在澳門出現?
  • 23/10/2009      Invited lecture: Instrumentation for Deep Excavation, Annual Forum of Macau Association for Geotechnical Engineering.
  • 2/5/2008          Keynote lecture: Load Tests for Jet Grouting at Macau, Applications of Innovative Technologies in Geotechnical Works, the 28th Annual Seminar Geotechnical Division, HKIE

Community Services

  • 19/10/2018      Principal organizer: Natural Disasters and Mitigation Measures in Geotechnical Engineering, Annual Symposium, Macau Association for Geotechnical Engineering.
  • 27/10/2017      Principal organizer: Past and Future Development of Geotechnical Engineering, Annual Symposium, Macau Association for Geotechnical Engineering.
  • 28/10/2016      Principal organizer: Applications of Geotechnics and Geophysics on Coastal Development, Annual Symposium, Macau Association for Geotechnical Engineering.
  • 16/10/2015      Principal organizer: Ground Improvement Techniques, Annual Symposium, Macau Association for Geotechnical Engineering.
  • 2013-2014       Co-investigator of the supplemental investigation of residential building “Sin Fong Garden”, funded by DSSOPT, Macau SAR.
  • 2010-2011       Member of the tender selection committee for Taipa Central Park Excavation Retaining System, DSSOPT, Macau SAR.
  • 2010                Member of organizing committee: Training for local contractors on environmental friendly construction of pile foundation, Directorate of Environmental Protection Services, Macau SAR.
  • 28/11/2008      Principal organizer: Ground Improvement Techniques, Annual Symposium, Macau Association for Geotechnical Engineering.
  • 12/10/2007      Principal organizer: Deep Excavation, Annual Symposium, Macau Association for Geotechnical Engineering.
  • 2005-2011       Member of organizing committee: Forum of Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan Engineers (GHMT), Macau Institute of Engineers.
  • 2004-2005       Principal organizer: Macau-Hong Kong Geotechnical Lecture Series, (5 seminars) Macau Institute of Engineers.
  • 26/10/2005      Principal organizer: Conference for International Chinese Transportation Professionals Association (ICTPA), Macau Institute of Engineers.
  • 2003-present   Referee panel member of 澳門青少年科技創新作品選拔活動
  • 2001-present   Referee panel member of The Macau High School Fun Science Competition, organized by Education and Youth Affairs Department, Associacao de Educacao de Macau, University of Macau and The Macau Institute of Engineers.

University Services

  • 2018-present, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Centre for Macau Studies
  • 2017-present, Advisor, Centre for Teaching and Learning Enhancement (CTLE)
  • 2016-present, Assistant Dean (Student Affairs), FST
  • 2016-present, Member of the Selection Panel for the Undergraduate Direct Admission
  • 2015-present, Affiliate of SHEAC
  • 2013-present, Coordinator of CEE internship program
  • 2013-present, Advisor of undergraduate students on academic probation
  • 2012-present, Member of program management committee
  • 2011-present, Member of Board of examiners committee
  • 2010-present, Co-organizer of the Civil Engineering Summer Camp
  • 2009, Principal organizer of the Civil Engineering Summer Camp, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • 2005-present, Mentor of Mentorship Program
  • 2003-2005, Member of Staff-Students Consultative Committee
  • 2003-2004, Member of the Senate
  • 2000-2002, Member of University Library Committee
  • 1999-2002, Member of Pedagogic Council

Contact Details

Faculty of Science and Technology
University of Macau, E11
Avenida da Universidade, Taipa,
Macau, China

Room: E11-3016
Telephone: (853) 8822-4366
Fax: (853) 8822-2426
Email: mhlok