Imperial College London

DrWay WaySim

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering




+44 (0)20 7594 6038w.sim




528bSkempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus






Dr Sim obtained her undergraduate degree and MSc in Soil Mechanics and Engineering Seismology from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London in 2005 and 2006 respectively. She continued her studies at The University of Tokyo where she obtained her PhD in 2009. During her doctoral studies she modelled buried pipelines crossing active faults through scaled shaking table tests.


Dr Sim has been a lecturer in the Geotechnics Section since January 2012. She is involved in teaching Postgraduate MSc’s (Laboratory Practical Classes and Foundations). Present research interests include: advanced soil testing, laboratory techniques, advanced instrumentation, dynamic soil-structure interaction, cyclic soil properties, and data acquisition and processing.



Sue Feller (MSc Cluster Administrator, Geotechnics section Room 529, +44 (0)207 594 6077)



Taylor HF, O'Sullivan C, Sim WW, 2016, Geometric and Hydraulic Void Constrictions in Granular Media, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol:142, ISSN:1090-0241

Fonseca J, Sim WW, Shire T, et al., 2015, Microstructural analysis of sands with varying degrees of internal stability, Geotechnique, Vol:65, ISSN:0016-8505, Pages:620-623

Otsubo M, O'Sullivan C, Sim WW, et al., 2015, Quantitative assessment of the influence of surface roughness on soil stiffness, Geotechnique, Vol:65, ISSN:0016-8505, Pages:694-700


Martinez Calonge D, Gawecka KA, Zdravkovic L, et al., 2015, Development of a new temperature-controlled triaxial apparatus for saturated soils, Pages:3219-3224

Otsubo M, O'Sullivan C, Sim W, 2015, A methodology for accurate roughness measurements of soils using optical interferometry, 3rd International Symposium on Geomechanics from Micro to Macro, CRC PRESS-TAYLOR & FRANCIS GROUP, Pages:1117-1122

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