Leung, Anthony


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Dr Anthony Leung joined the University of Dundee as a Lecturer in 2012. During 2007 to 2011, he undertook his PhD at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) on the behaviour of unsaturated soil and stability of soil slope under seasonal variations through comprehensive field monitoring, characterisation of unsaturated soil properties using advanced laboratory apparatuses and three-dimensional numerical back-analyses. He was subsequently appointed as a Post-doctoral Fellow at HKUST working on the effects of vegetation on the performance of soil slopes and landfill caps.


Soil-water-root-atmosphere interaction

Coupled water-gas-heat flow in unsaturated soil

Seasonal movement and groundwater flow mechanism in vegetated soil slope

Performance of vegetatedearthen covers for slope, solid waste and mine waste


Advanced Soil Mechanics and Geoenvironmental Engineering

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Bachelor of Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


  • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
  • Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • Unsaturated soil mechanics
  • Soil-water-plant-atmoshere interaction
  • Slope stability

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Projects 2014 2019

Research Output 2009 2020

A Macroelement Approach for the Stability Assessment of Trees

Dattola, G., Ciantia, M., Galli, A., Blyth, L., Zhang, X., Knappett, J., Castellanza, R., Sala, C. & Leung, A., 1 Jan 2020, Geotechnical Research for Land Protection and Development: Proceedings of CNRIG 2019. Calvetti, F., Cotecchia, F., Galli, A. & Jommi, C. (eds.). Switzerland: Springer , Vol. 40. p. 417-426 10 p. (Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering; vol. 40).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

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Open Access
soil strength
Winkler foundation

A study on effects of leaf and root characteristics on plant root water uptake

Ng, C. W. W., Wang, Z. J., Leung, A. K. & Ni, J. J., 1 Feb 2019, In : Geotechnique. 69, 2, p. 151-157 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

water uptake


Valentino, R. & Leung, A., Dec 2019, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Geotechnical Engineering. 172, 6, p. 463-464 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Effects of thermal boundary condition on methane oxidation in landfill cover soil at different ambient temperatures

Feng, S., Leung, A. K., Liu, H. W., Ng, C. W. W., Zhan, L. T. & Chen, R., 20 Nov 2019, In : Science of the Total Environment. 692, p. 490-502 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

soil cover
Land fill
boundary condition


Understanding plant water relations and root biomechanics for hydro-mechanical reinforcement of slopes

Author: Boldrin, D., 2018

Supervisor: Leung, A. (Supervisor) & Bengough, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy