Ir. Widjojo Adi Prakoso, M.Sc., Ph.D

Fakultas Teknik
Teknik Sipil


Dr. Prakoso is a member of the teaching and research staff, as well as the Head of Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory, at the University of Indonesia. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Indonesia and received his BEng in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in structural engineering in 1993. From 1996 to 2001, he pursued graduate studies at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA. His master’s thesis focused on the design method development of a novel foundation system, while his doctoral dissertation concentrated on using the reliability theory to better design foundations on and in rock masses.

Dr. Prakoso has had extensive research projects following his doctoral research. He has received research grants from the Ministry of National Education, the Indonesia Toray Science Foundation, and the University of Indonesia to develop a geographical information system (GIS)-based earthquake risk assessment system for Jakarta. He has assisted the application of bacteria for soil improvement, a research collaboration with the Research Agency of the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries. His current research projects include full-scale geosynthetic-reinforced-soil testing, geotechnical non-destructive testing, advanced soil laboratory testing, and geotechnical and earthquake engineering numerical simulations. He has supervised research projects within the Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory of over 35 graduate and undergraduate students. He has authored or co-authored over 35 publications on geotechnical and earthquake engineering.

Dr. Prakoso’s teaching and professional practice have covered many aspects of geotechnical engineering including foundations, earth retaining structures, slope stability, soil/structure interaction, underground construction, laboratory testing, and earthquake engineering. He has developed on a consulting basis engineering solutions for problems concerning foundation performance, ground movement effects on structures, earth retaining structures, earthquake engineering, shallow tunneling, and infrastructure rehabilitation. Dr. Prakoso is a licensed professional geotechnical engineer.  He is also a member of national and international professional societies.

Dr. Prakoso has served on several disaster emergency response missions with the University of Indonesia, including to Aceh in 2005 and to Yogyakarta in 2006.