Dr. Cao received his B.Eng. (Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology), Hefei University of Technology, China, 1985 and his M. Eng. (Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology), Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 1990 and in 1998 Dr. Cao went on to complete his Ph.D. (Geotechnical), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

During the past twenty years as a practising geotechnical engineer and twelve years as a geotechnical researcher, Dr. Cao has participated in geology, geotechnical and hydrogeological studies and designs for a wide variety of projects. These projects included:

  • Watermains, feedermains, forcemains and sewers
  • Buildings, well houses and water treatment plants, marine structures and dams
  • Land reclamation and ground improvement, waste disposal sites
  • Highway, railroad and road bridges, roadways and highways
  • Rock and soil tunnels, slopes and retaining walls

Typically, projects included planning geology, geotechnical and hydrogeological investigations, evaluation of field and laboratory test data and file monitoring results, development of geotechnical parameters, preparation of geotechnical /hydrogeological reports, numerical modelling and analysis, design of geotechnical structures, tunnelling, foundations and pavements, and application for permit to take water.