Paper Authored by Prof. Anthony Leung et al. Awarded Geotechnical Research Medal
A paper written by Prof. Anthony Leung, Associate Professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, together with Dr. David Boldrin of the University of Dundee and Prof. Anthony Glyn Bengough of the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute, has received the Geotechnical Research Medal 2022 from ICE Publishing. The award will be presented in a ceremony held in October 2022, at One Great George Street — the headquarters of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) (more on the prestige and history of the venue available: https://www.onegreatgeorgestreet.com)— in London (UK).
Established by ICE Publishing in 1989, the Geotechnical Research Medal aims to recognize author(s) who have contributed significantly to the field of research in geotechnical engineering. The award is given each year to only one paper (from the industry or academia) selected out of all the journals published by ICE Publishing. The work which is depicted in the winning paper — itself of outstanding quality of writing — will have been judged by fellow members of the geotechnical engineering profession to be exceptional and greatly beneficial to the civil engineering, construction and materials science community.
Prof. Leung et al.’s paper, titled “Hydro-mechanical reinforcement of contrasting woody species: a full-scale investigation of a field slope”, emphasizes the ability of vegetation to reinforce unsaturated soil slope through both the mechanical root reinforcement and hydrological reinforcement by transpiration-induced matric suction. The paper will be made perpetuity by the ICE Publishing and is available online at: https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/full/10.1680/jgeot.19.SiP.018.
Our heartfelt congratulations to Prof. Leung and his coauthors for the achievement!