Anthony Kwan LEUNG 梁鈞

Anthony Kwan
LEUNG
梁鈞

PhD in Civil Engineering
Associate Professor
UG Programs Coordinator (Civil Engineering)
Associate Director of Geotechnical Centrifuge Facility
Editor-in-Chief of the Bulletin of International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE)
Editorial Board Member of Canadian Geotechnical Journal
Research Area
Geotechnical
Research Interests
Centrifuge modelling of soil-structure interaction
Engineering assessment of tree stability
Experimental unsaturated soil mechanics
Soil bioengineering using vegetation
Sustainable slope stabilization
Profile

PhD, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Postgraduate Research Positions Available (2022/23 Fall)

Ph.D. scholarships are available, in the areas of (i) experimental unsaturated soil mechanics, (ii) fundamental root biomechanics and soil-root interaction; and (iii) physical modelling of wind-induced tree instability. Motivated candidates with background of Civil Engineering or Plant Ecology/Plant Science (for area (ii)) are welcome to apply. Please submit your CV and transcripts to ceanthony@ust.hk for consideration.

 

Selected Publications

Vitali, D., Leung, A. K., Knappett, J. A., and Ma, L. Centrifuge modelling of the use of discretely-spaced energy pile row to reinforce unsaturated soil. Geotechnique. In press.

Boldrin, D., Leung, A. K. and Bengough, A. G. 2020. Hydro-mechanical reinforcement of contrasting woody species: a full-scale investigation of a field slope. Geotechnique. Ahead of Print. Published on 10 February 2020.

Qiu, Q. W., Zhan, L. T. Leung, A. K., Feng, S. and Chen, Y. M. 2020. A new method and apparatus for measuring in-situ air permeability of unsaturated soil. Canadian Geotechnical Journal. In press. Published on 11 June 2020.

Zhang, X., Knappett, J. A., Leung, A. K., Ciantia, M. O., Liang, T., and Danjon, F. 2020. Small-scale modelling of root-soil interaction of trees under lateral loads. Plant and Soil. Accepted on 5 July 2020.

Ng, C. W. W., Ni, J. J. and Leung, A. K. 2020. Effects of plant growth and spacing on soil hydrological changes: A field study. Geotechnique. Ahead of print. Published online on 21 August 2019.

Leung, A. K., Feng, S., Vitali, D., Li, Ma and Karimzadeh, A. A. 2020. Temperature effects on hydraulic properties of unsaturated sand and their influences on water-vapor-heat transport. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 146(4): 06020003. Published online on February 4, 2020.

Zhao, R., Leung, A. K., Vitali, D., Knappett, J. A, and Zhou, Z. 2020. Small-scale modeling of thermomechanical behaviour of reinforced concrete energy piles in soil. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 146(4): 04020011. Published online on February 13, 2020.

Liang, T., Knappett, J., A., Leung, A. K. and Bengough, A. G. 2020. Modelling the seismic performance of root-reinforced slopes using the Finite Element Method. Geotechnique, 70(5): 375 – 391. Published on 9 April 2020.

Liang, T., Knappett, J. A., Leung, A. K., Carnaghan, A., Bengough, A. G. and (2) Zhao, R. 2020. A critical evaluation of predictive models for rooted soil strength with application to predicting the seismic deformation of rooted slopes. Landslides, 17:93–109. Published online on 22 August 2019.

Feng, S., Leung, A. K. and H.-W. Liu. 2020. Modelling microbial growth and biomass accumulation during methane oxidation in unsaturated soil. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 57(2): 189 – 204. Published on 2 April 2019.

Feng, S., Leung, A. K., Liu, H.-W., Ng, C. W. W., Zhan, L. T. and Chen, R. 2019. Effects of thermal boundary condition on methane oxidation in landfill cover soil at different ambient temperatures. Science of the Total Environment, 692: 490 – 502. Available online 16 July 2019.

Boldrin, D., Leung, A. K., Bengough, A. G. and Jones, H. G. 2019. Potential of thermal imaging in soil bioengineering to assess plant ability for soil water removal and air cooling, 141: 105599. Ecological Engineering. Available online on 15 October 2019.

Liu, D., Lourenço, S. D. N., Yang, J., Zhou, Z. and Leung, A. K. 2019. Discussion: Critical state of polymer-coated sands. Géotechnique. Ahead of print. Published online on 30 July 2019.

Bordoloi, S., Leung, A. K., Gadi, V. K., Hussain. R., Garg, A. and Sreedeep, S. 2019. Water retention and desiccation potential of lignocellulose-based fiber-reinforced soil. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 145(11): 06019013. Published online on 21 August 2019.

Yang, G. X., Leung, A. K., Xu, N. X., Zhang, K. X. and Gao. K. P., 2019. Three-Dimensional Physical and Numerical Modelling of Fracturing and Deformation Behaviour of Mining-Induced Rock Slopes. Applied Sciences, 9(7): 1360. Published on 31 March 2019.

Ni, J. J., Leung, A. K. and Ng, C. W. W. 2019. Influence of plant spacing on root tensile strength of Schefflera arboricola and soil shear strength. Landscape and Ecological Engineering, 15(2): 223 - 230. Published online on 2 March 2019.

Liu, H. W., Feng, S. and Leung, A. K. 2019. Effects of nano-activated carbon on water and gas permeability and hydrogen sulphide removal in compacted kaoline. Applied Clay Science, 172: 80 – 84. Available online 1 March 2019.

Ni, J. J., Leung, A. K. and Ng, C. W. W. 2019. Modelling effects of root growth and decay on soil water retention and permeability. Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 56(7): 1049 – 1055. Published on 5 October 2018.

Ni, J. J., Leung, A. K., and Ng, C. W. W. 2019. Unsaturated hydraulic properties of vegetated soil under single and mixed planting conditions. Geotechnique, 69(6): 554 – 559. Published online on 29 August 2018.

Ng, C. W. W, Wang, Z. J., Leung, A. K and Ni, J. J. 2019. A study on effects of leaf and root characteristics on plant root water uptake. Geotechnique, 69(2): 151 – 157. Published online 30 April 2018.

Kamchoom, V. and Leung, A. K. 2018. Hydro-mechanical reinforcements of live pole to slope stability. Soils and Foundations, 58(6): 1423 – 1434. Available online 5 October 2018.

Boldrin, D., Leung, A. K. and Bengough, A. G. 2018. Effects of root dehydration on bio-mechanical properties of woody roots of Ulex europaeus. Plant and Soil, 431(1 – 2): 347 – 369. Published online: 10 August 2018.

Boldrin, D., Leung, A. K. and Bengough, A. G. 2018. Hydrologic reinforcement induced by contrasting woody species during summer and winter. Plant and Soil, 427(1 – 2): 369 – 390. Published on 25 April 2018.

Ni, J. J., Leung A. K., and Ng, C. W. W. 2018. Modelling soil suction changes due to mixed species planting. Ecological Engineering, 117: 1 – 17. Available online 30 March 2018.

Leung, A. K., Boldrin, D., Liang, T., Wu, Z. Y., Kamchoom, V. and Bengough, A. G. 2018. Plant age effects on soil infiltration rate during early plant establishment. Geotechnique. 68(7): 646 – 652. Published online 10 November 2017.

Ni, J. J., Leung, A. K., Ng, C. W. W. and Shao W. 2018. Modelling hydro-mechanical reinforcements of plants to slope stability. Computers and Geotechnics. 95: 99 – 109. Available online 14 October 2017.

Liang, T., Bengough, A. G., Knappett, J. A., Muir Wood, D., Loades, K. W., Hallett, P. D., Boldrin, D., Leung, A. K., and Meijer, G. J. 2017. Scaling of the reinforcement of soil slopes by living plants in a geotechnical centrifuge. Ecological Engineering. 109(B): 1917 – 207.

Available online 15 July 2017.

Boldrin, D., Leung, A. K. and Bengough, A. G. 2017. Root biomechanical properties during establishment of woody perennials. Ecological Engineering. 109(B): 196 – 206. Available online 17 May 2017.

Feng, S., Leung, A. K., Ng, C. W. W. and Liu, H. W. 2017. Theoretical analysis of coupled effects of microbe and root architectures on methane oxidation in landfill covers. Science of the Total Environment, 599 – 600: 1954 – 1964. Available online 23 May 2017.

Feng, S., Ng, C. W. W., Leung, A. K. and Liu, H. W. 2017. Numerical modelling of methane oxidation efficiency and coupled water-gas-hear reactive transfer in a sloping landfill cover. Waste Management, 68: 355 – 368. Available online 22 May 2017.

Boldrin, D., Leung, A. K. and Bengough, A. G. 2017. Correlating hydrologic reinforcement of vegetated soil with plant traits during establishment of woody perennials. Plant and Soil, 416(1 – 2): 437 – 451. Published online 24 March 2017.

Shao, W., Ni, J. J., Leung, A. K., Su, Y. and Ng, C. W. W. 2017. Analysis of plant root-induced preferential flow and pore-water pressure variation by a dual-permeability model. Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 54(11): 1537 – 1552. Published on 17 July 2017.

Xie, M. Y., Leung, A. K., and Ng, C. W. W. 2017. Mechanisms of hydrogen sulfide removal by ground granulated blast furnace slag amended soil. Chemosphere, 175: 425 – 430. Available online 6 February 2017.

Ng, C. W. W., Xie, M. Y. and Leung, A. K. 2017. Removal of hydrogen sulfide using soil amended with ground granulated blast furnace slag. Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE., 143(7): 04017016. Published online on 24 February 2017.

Leung, A. K., Coo, J. L., Ng, C. W. W. and Chen, R. 2017. Reply to the discussion by Liu et al. on “New transient method for determining soil hydraulic conductivity function". Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 54(3):453 – 454. Published on 16 February 2017.

Ni. J. J., Leung, A. K. and Ng, C. W. W. 2016. Investigation of plant growth and transpiration-induced suction under mixed grass-tree conditions. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 54(4): 561 – 573. Published on 23 November 2016.

Ng, C. W. W., Leung, A. K., Yu, R. W. and Kamchoom, V. 2017. Hydrological effects of live poles on transient seepage in an unsaturated soil slope: Centrifuge and numerical study. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 143(3): 04016106. Published online on 28 September 2016.

Leung, A. K., Kamchoom, V. and Ng, C. W. W. 2016. Influences of root-induced soil suction and root geometry on slope stability: a centrifuge study. Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 54(3): 291 – 303. Published on 13 October 2016.

Leung, A. K. 2016. Grass evapotranspiration-induced suction in slope: case study. Proc. of ICE, Environmental Geotechnics, 3(3): 155 – 165. Published online 23 May 2016.

Leung, A. K., Coo, J. L., Ng, C. W. W. and Chen, R. 2016. New transient method for determining soil hydraulic conductivity function. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 53(8): 1332 – 1345. Published on 8 April 2016.

Ng, C. W. W., Ni. J. J., Leung, A. K. and Wang, Z. J. 2016. A new and simple water retention model for root-permeated soils. Geotechnique Letters, 6(1): 106 – 111. Published on 10 March 2016.

Ng, C. W. W., Garg, A., Leung, A. K. and Hau, B. C. H. 2016. Relationships between leaf and root area indices and soil suction induced during drying-wetting cycles. Ecological Engineering, 91, 113 – 118. Available online 4 March 2016.

Ng, C.W.W., Ni, J. J., Leung, A. K., Zhou, C., and Wang, Z. J. 2016. Effects of planting density on tree growth and induced suction. Geotechnique. 66(9): 711 – 724. Published online 13 April 2016.

Ng, C. W. W., Kamchoom, V. and Leung, A. K. 2016. Centrifuge modelling of the effects of root geometries on the transpiration-induced suction and stability of vegetated slopes. Landslides, 13: 925 – 938. Published on 19 October 2015.

Leung, A. K. and Ng, C. W. W. 2016. Field investigation of deformation characteristics and stress mobilisation of a soil slope. Landslides, 13(2): 229 – 240. Published online 20 February 2015.

Garg, A., Leung, A. K., and Ng, C. W. W. 2015. Transpiration reduction and root distribution functions for a non-crop species Schefflera heptaphylla. Catena, 135: 78 – 82. Available online 28 July 2015.

Ng, C. W. W., Zhou, C. and Leung A. K. 2015. Comparisons of different suction control techniques by water retention curves: Theoretical and experimental studies. Vadose Zone Journal, 14(9). Published on 1 September 2015.

Garg, A., Leung, A. K. and Ng, C. W. W. 2015. Comparisons of soil suction induced by evapotranspiration and transpiration of S. heptaphylla. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 52(12): 2149 – 215. Published on 2 June 2015.

Leung, A. K., Garg, A. and Ng, C. W. W. 2015. Effects of plant roots on soil-water retention and induced suction in vegetated soil. Engineering Geology, 193: 187 – 197. Available online 29 April 2015.

Leung, A. K., Garg, A., Coo, J. L., Ng, C. W. W. and Hau, B. C. H. 2015. Effects of the roots of Cynodon dactylon and Schefflera heptaphylla on water infiltration rate and soil hydraulic conductivity. Hydrological Processes, 29(15): 3342 – 3354. Published online 16 March 2015.

Kamchoom, V., Leung, A.K., Ng, C.W.W. 2014. Effects of root geometry and transpiration on pull-out resistance. Geotechnique Letters, 4, 330-336. DOI 10.1680/geolett.14.00086.

Leung, A.K. 2014. Grass evapotranspiration-induced suction in slope: Case study. Proc. of ICE – Environmental Geotechnics. Ahead of print. DOI: 10.1680/envgeo.14.00010

Ng, C.W.W., Leung, A.K., Kamchoom, V., and Garg, A. 2014. A novel root system for simulating transpiration-induced soil suction in centrifuge. Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, 37(5): 1 – 15.

Ng, C.W.W., Leung, A.K., and Woon, K.X. 2014. Effect of soil density on grass-induced suction distributions in compacted soil subjected to rainfall. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 51(3): 311 – 321.

Ng, C.W.W., Leung, A.K., Yip, F.H.T., and Kwok, S.S.K. 2014. Effects of stiffness nonlinearity on E’ standard penetration test N correlations for analysing wall deflections in Hong Kong excavations. HKIE Transactions, 21(1): 35 – 49.

Leung, A.K., and Ng, C.W.W. 2013. Analysis of groundwater flow and plant evapotranspiration in a vegetated soil slope. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 50(12): 1204 – 1218.

Leung, A.K., and Ng, C.W.W. 2013. Seasonal movement and groundwater flow mechanism in an unsaturated saprolitic hillslope, Landslides, 10(4): 455 – 467.

Ng, C.W.W., Woon, K.X., Leung, A.K., and Chu, L.M. 2013. Experimental investigation of induced suction distributions in a grass-covered soil. Ecological Engineering, 52: 219 – 223.

Ng, C.W.W., and Leung, A.K. 2012. Measurements of drying and wetting permeability functions using a new stress-controllable soil column. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 138(1): 58 – 65.

Ng, C.W.W. and Leung, A.K. 2012. In situ and laboratory investigations of permeability function and SDSWCC from an unsaturated soil slope. Geotechnical Engineering Journal of the SEAGS & AGSSEA, 43(1): 26 – 39.

Leung, A.K., Sun, H.W., Millis, S., Pappin, J.W., Ng, C.W.W. and Wong, H.N. 2011. Field monitoring of an unsaturated saprolitic hillslope. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 48(3): 339 – 353.

Ng, C.W.W., Wong, H.N., Tse Y.M., Pappin, J.W., Sun. H.W., Millis, S.W. and Leung, A.K. 2011. Field study of stress-dependent soil-water characteristic curves and hydraulic conductivity in a saprolitic slope. Geotechnique, 61(6): 511 – 521.