Professor Leung ChunFai is a Professor at China University of Mining and Technology. He was conferred Emeritus Professor by the National University of Singapore in June 2020 in view of his significant contributions to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering serving as a faculty member between 1981 to 2020. Professor Leung was also admitted as a Fellow of the Singapore Academy of Engineering. His research interest includes marine and offshore geotechnical engineering as well as underground space and rock mechanics.
Prof Leung serves and has served on the editorial board of several geotechnical and offshore engineering journals, notably the editorial board member of the prestigious top geotechnical journal ‘Geotechnique‘ from 2016 to 2018 and currently an Associate Editor of the ASCE Journal of Waterways, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering. Prof Leung has delivered over 20 keynote/invited lectures in international conferences notably the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) Conference in Osaka in 2005, 6th International Symposium on Field Measurements in Geomechanics (now under the auspice of ISSMGE TC220), 6th ISSMGE TC2 (now TC104) Conference on Geotechnical Physical Modelling in Hong Kong in 2006, 13th ISSMGE Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering in Kolkata in 2007, 2nd International Symposium on Ground Improvement Technology in Wollongong in 2012, 4th ISSMGE TC302 International Seminar on Forensic Geotechnical Engineering in Bangalore in 2013, ISSMGE TC207 International Conference on Soil-structure Interaction, Underground Structures and Retaining Walls in St Petersburg in 2014 and Malaysia/Singapore joint Geotechnical Conference in Kuala Lumpur in 2019. Prof Leung has been actively involved in industrial projects serving as a geotechnical consultant for over 100 projects in Singapore and overseas.