Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2020
  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2016
  • B.Eng., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Tech, 2014
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer, #2-15-00-002134-00
  • Professional Engineer Civil, California, #89298
  • Professional Engineer Civil, Texas, #149409
  • LEED Accredited Professional
Additional Education & Training
  • Certificate of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, University of California, Berkeley, 2018
Academic Appointments
  • Lecturer, Smart Construction and Civil Engineering, Calvin Institute of Technology, 2020-Present
  • Graduate Student Researcher (Research Assistant), Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, University of California, Berkeley, 2017-2020
  • Graduate Student Instructor (Teaching Assistant), Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, University of California, Berkeley, 2016-2019
Professional Honors
  • Australian Geotechnical Society Scholarship for the ICSMGE 2022 Conference, 2022
  • Exponent Excellent Award, 2021
  • Graduate Assembly Travel Award, 2020
  • Graduate Division Travel Grant (2 times), 2019 and 2020
  • Jane Lewis Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, 2016-2018
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering Outstanding GSI Award, University of California, Berkeley, 2018
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, University of California, Berkeley, 2018
  • Tor L. Brekke Award, University of California, Berkeley, 2016
  • Harry Bolton Seed Memorial Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, 2015
  • AECOM Prize for Best Students of the Year 2014
  • HKUST Academic Achievement Medal (Summa Cum Laude), HKUST, 2014
  • HKUST President’s Cup – Gold Award, 2014
  • Lo Bo Wing Memorial Exchange Scholarship, HKUST, 2013
  • HKSAR Reaching Out Activities Scholarship, HKUST, 2013
  • HKSAR Government Scholarship, HKUST, 2012
  • Hong Kong Institute of Engineers (HKIE) Scholarship, HKUST, 2012
  • University Scholarship, HKUST, 2011
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) – Golden Gate Chapter
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE)
  • Young Member Presidential Group - ISSMGE
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)
  • Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI)
  • Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE)
  • The Institution of Engineers Indonesia (PII)
  • The Institution of Engineers Indonesia (PII) – Chapter USA
  • Indonesian Society for Geotechnical Engineer (HATTI)
  • Bahasa (Indonesian)
  • Malay

Dr. Tjung specializes in soil mechanics, geotechnical engineering, foundation engineering, earthquake engineering, and computational geomechanics. He has experience on both domestic and international projects including design of new high-rise structures, deep excavations, slope stabilization, retaining walls, failure analysis of dams and slope, and retrofitting of existing structures.

In his projects, Dr. Tjung has incorporated advanced numerical modeling through powerful tools that allowed to accurately analyze complex geotechnical problems. Additionally, he also has experience in data analysis and sustainable design.

Dr. Tjung's experience includes planning and management of geotechnical ground investigations, and design of engineering systems, including deep excavation support, slope stabilization measures, structural foundations, and retaining walls. He has extensive experience performing foundation assessments, evaluation of dams and levees, planning and management of monitoring data, liquefaction assessment, conservation of historic structures, and liaising with office staff, contractors on site, and project management.

Dr. Tjung's has extensive experience modeling large deformation problems in geomechanics using the Material Point Method. With this method, he successfully simulated sand production behavior in an oil rig, 2D and 3D flow of dry sand in laboratory flume experiment, and 3D historical debris flow. Dr. Tjung also initiated the use of the Material Point Method for earthquake applications including a back-analysis study of a liquefaction-induced dam failure. He has in-depth knowledge and experienced with advanced constitutive models based on the critical state understanding for cohesive and dilative behavior of rocks.

At the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Tjung served as a Graduate Student Researcher (or Research Assistant) and was the Graduate Student Instructor (or Teaching Assistant) for six graduate and undergraduate courses in soil mechanics, geotechnical earthquake engineering, geotechnical ground investigation and laboratory testing, numerical modeling in geotechnical engineering, and numerical analysis. He also held positions in the Graduate Assembly as a delegate of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and was one of the founding members of the GeoEngineering Graduate Student Association at U.C. Berkeley, where he organized the Geotechnical Engineering Annual Research Symposium for the university.

Currenly, Dr. Tjung also serves as a lecturer in Smart Construction and Civil Engineering Department of Calvin Institute of Technology in Jakarta, Indonesia. He is teaching undergraduate courses including foundation engineering, statics and mechanics of materials, and numerical analysis.