Prof. Suksun Horpibulsuk obtained a B.Eng. (Civil Engineering) with Honors Award from Khon Kaen University, Thailand in 1996. Prof. Suksun was subsequently granted a scholarship by the Royal Thailand Government to pursue M.Eng. in Soil Engineering at Asian Institute of Technology and duly completed in 1998. He then received a prestigious MONBUSHO scholarship from the Japanese Government to pursue his Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering at Saga University in Japan that he duly completed in 2001.
Prof. Suksun joined Suranaree University of Technology (SUT) as a lecturer in 2002. His outstanding research, teaching and service for the university, community and profession over the years was duly recognized when he was promoted to the level of full professor in 2010. He is a professor and chair of School of Civil Engineering and a founder director of Center of Excellence in Innovation for Sustainable Infrastructure Development at SUT. He is also an Academic Senate member of SUT and Rajamangala University of Technology Isan and a board member of the Research and Development of Knowledge Management of Metropolitan Waterworks Authority of Thailand. He is presently the president of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) – Thailand Chapter, and a Distinguished Geotechnical Engineering Fellow at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. He also serves as an editor and reviewer for several prestigious national and international journals.
His most significant contributions have been in the field of ground improvement techniques, specifically issues associated with compaction, earth reinforcement and chemical stabilization. He has been awarded a large number of competitive research grants totalling US$4.4 million. He has published extensively with over 400 technical publications, including over 150 in leading journals. He has a H-index of 26 (Scopus) and currently averages 575 (Scopus) citations per annum. Due to his outstanding contributions for the profession and community as well as his national and international recognition, he was nominated as a TRF Senior Scholar in 2013 and 2016 by the Thailand Research Fund.