SEAGS-AGSSEA Journal Editor March 2019

Leong Eng Choon Eng Choon is currently an Associate Professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has over 30 years of teaching experience in geotechnical engineering and is an active researcher in unsaturated soils and soil dynamics. He has published more than 320 journal and conference papers. He is currently an editorial board member of several journals and is an active reviewer for many journals. He has won several awards, notably the Excellence in Reviewing for the Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment journal in 2018, the Koh Boon Hwee Mentor award in 2013, and the ASTM best paper award in 2006. He is also active in the national standardization programmes in SPRING, Singapore. He is the lead author and co-author of the books entitled “Guide to Research Projects for Engineering Students – Planning, Writing, Presenting” and “Mechanics of Residual Soils, 2nd Edition”, respectively. He currently chairs the
Technical Committee on Civil and Geotechnical Works and is the deputy chair for the Committee of Council of Inspection Bodies. Through the Technical Committee on Civil and Geotechnical Works, he oversees the development of the National Annexes for Eurocode 7 which is the standard for geotechnical design in Singapore from 1 April 2015. He has also won several awards for his work in the national standardization programmes. These include the SAC Assessor Bronze, Silver, Gold and Distinguished Awards in 2005, 2006, 2009, and 2010, respectively, and the SPRING Singapore Merit Awards in 2010 and 2017 for invaluable contributions to Quality and Standards. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Singapore and is also a senior member of Institution of Engineers Singapore, and member of Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society and American Society of Civil Engineers.

Hossam Abuel-Naga Abuel-Naga is the leader of Civil Engineering discipline at La Trobe University, Australia and Adjunct Professor at Chongqing University, China. Previously, he was Senior Lecturer and Leader of Geo-Engineering at The University of Manchester, UK; Senior lecturer at The University of Auckland, New Zealand; and Research fellow at Monash University, Australia. He has over 25-year experience in geotechnical engineering, specialising in soil behaviour under multi-physical coupled processes. Applications of this research area include nuclear waste disposal technology, methane hydrate mining technique, energy foundations, ground improvement, landfill lining system, and more. He served as a Reviewer/Panellist for several Research
Funding Agencies including; National Science Foundation-USA, Australian Research Council, Swiss National Science Foundation, Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, Qatar National Research Fund, and HiCi, King Abdulaziz University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.