My brief CV

My CV in pdf file is available by clicking here

Educational background

  • Doctor of Engineering in Applied Mechanics from University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.

  • Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering from Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand.
    Recipient of the Institute Prize as the student with the most outstanding performance in the Structural Engineering and Construction (SEC) Division

  • Engineer in Civil Engineering from Trisakti University, Jakarta, Indonesia

Professional Development in Canada

  • P. Eng of Alberta (May 2007)

  • Certificate Program in Structural Engineering jointly organized by University of British Columbia and Vancouver Structural Engineers Society.
    Completed courses
    Earthquake Engineering and Seismicity (Mark 80%)
    Structural Steel Design
    (Mark 94%)
    Masonry Design of Buildings
    (Mark 90%)
    Dynamic Analysis of Structural Systems (Mark 84%)
    Seismic Aspects of Reinforced Concrete Design
    (Mark 93%)
    Seismic Strengthening of Existing Structures (Mark 96%)
    Computer Software Applications in Structural Engineering
    (Mark 88%)

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge

On the top of Sydney Harbor Bridge with the famous Sydney Opera House in the background

My prime skill and passion is developing computer model for structures, analyzing and finally designing them
Developing innovative and/or better engineering systems to solve engineering problems
has also been my interest since the time I decided to become engineer
(two examples of my proposed systems are shown in My Interest section)

3D computer model of a Hotel & shopping complex in Malaysia (left) and its first Mode Shape (right).
The model incorporates structural walls, slabs, beams and columns

3D Computer model of tilt-up building
The model takes into account separate wall panel systems with openings and flexible roof diaphragm

First mode of the modeled tilt-up building

3D Computer Model of port structure (concrete slab-beam system sitting on steel piles)
Soil around the piles is modeled as 3D spring system

(Exaggerated) deformed shape and plot of horizontal displacement (in m) at the berthing point vs. time (in sec)
The berthing force is modeled as 1-sec triangular impact force with
maximum amplitude of 1000 kN applied at the corner point
Modal Analysis with 5% damping and participation of the first twelve modes



Professional Working Experience

Stantec, Calgary, AB, Canada (August 2004 to present)
Part of teamwork and actively involved in performing structural design (concrete and steel structures) of a number of projects, among which:

  • Pine Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant

  • Peter Lougheed Centre (Hospital) Expansion

  • Oliver Bowen LRT extension

  • University of Lethbridge Turcotte Hall Extension

  • Cochrane Firehall

  • Shepard Storm Water Diversion

  • City of Red Deer Waste Water Treatment Plant

  • Centennial Station Pedestrian Bridge (preliminary conceptual design)

  • Westjest Office Campus

  • South Hospital


East-West Management Consultants, Mission, BC, Canada (2002, 2003)

  • Reviewed and prepared on-line notes on Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) for the training conducted by the company

  • Investigated and designed web pages on Stress Management.

  • Investigated and prepared on-line notes on the future and challenges faced the universities in the 21st century in relation with globalization and digital technology

  • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (1992 to 2001)
    Investigated and developed computer model for proposed floating airport & port systems
    Developed finite element model and performed full scale tests on stainless steel columns
    Investigated composite behaviour of proposed Fibre Reinforced Plastic girder with concrete slab or steel deck epoxy-bonded to its top flange using finite element modeling and full-scale test
    Developed nonlinear models for geometrical behaviour of columns and trusses
    Structural checker for multi-story buildings constructed in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore

  • Aquanur Ltd., Jakarta, Indonesia (1989 to 1992)
    Analyzed wharves and jetties, developed their finite element models and designed them
    Involved in project management during construction works
    Performed value engineering analysis to reduce the jetty construction cost by around 20%

Vancouver Lion's Gate Bridge



Testing of Fiber Reinforced Plastic I Beam with concrete top slab (epoxy) glued to its top flange
Left Figure shows typical testing set-up and the right one shows one of failure mode
The test was performed at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Volunteer Works
  • Canada Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS), BC Chapter (September 2002 to June 2003)
    Involved in administration and clerical works
    Wrote short articles on endangered species in British Columbia

  • Knights of Columbus, Bishop Klein Council No. 6488, Calgary, AB (January 2007 to present)
    Participated in various volunteer works in the church

  • Knights of Columbus, Council No. 9658, St. Mary Cathedral, 18 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB (September 2004 to December 2006)
    Participated in raising fund through selling football tickets

  • Knights of Columbus, Council No. 13072, St. Mary Church, Joyce St., Vancouver, BC (July 2002 to August 2004)
    Involved in activities in raising fund for charity
    Participated in various volunteer works in the church
    Recorder and Editor of Council Newsletter
    Newsletter Vol. 1, No. 1

    Newsletter Vol. 1, No. 2
    Newsletter Vol. 1, No. 3

  • Council Member of Singapore Structural Steel Society (1997 to 1999)
    Editor of the Society Newsletter and Web pages