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Leong Eng Choon






Associate Professor
BEng (Hons), MEng, PhD, MIES, MSEAGS, MASCE, PEng (Singapore)
Office: N1-01c-80
Tel: (65) 6790-4774
Email: cecleong@ntu.edu.sg




Education

  • BEng (Hons), National University of Singapore
  • MEng, National University of Singapore
  • PhD, The University of Western Australia

Career details

  • Associate Professor, Nanyang Technological University

Official Appointments

  • Head of Division: 2005-2008

Member of Professional Societies

  • Member, Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society
  • Member, Institution of Engineers Singapore
  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Professional Engineer, Singapore


Main research interest

  • Laboratory and field testing for saturated and unsaturated soils
  • Dynamic behaviour of soil
  • Foundation engineering
  • Numerical and analytical methods in geotechnical engineering

Current research project

  • Underground Target Detection Using Ground Tremor Analysis
  • Effects of Rainfall on Tree Stability


  • Leong E.C. and Rahardjo H., 2012. Two and three-dimensional slope stability reanalyses of Bukit Batok slope. Computers & Geotechnics, 42(1):81-88. doi:10.1016/j.compgeo.2012.01.001.
  • Leong, E.C., T.T. Nyunt, K.S. Low, 2011. Local Displacement Transducer With Anderson Loop. Geotechnical Testing Journal, 34(6): 676-684.
  • Leong, E.C., Anand, S., Lim, C.H., 2011. Mitigation of Ground Shock Effects on Buried Structures–Advantages of Unsaturated Ground, Applied Mechanics and Materials, 82: 740-745, doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.82.740.
  • Leong, E.C., Zhang, X.-H. and Rahardjo, H., 2011. Calibration of a thermal conductivity sensor for field measurement of matric suction. Geotechnique, 61, doi: 10.1680/geot.9.P.008.
  • Leong, E.C., Lee, C.C. and Low, K.Y., 2009, An active control system for matric suction measurement, Soils and Foundations, 49(5): 807-811.
  • Leong, E.C., Cahyadi, J. and Rahardjo, H., 2009, Measuring shear and compression wave velocities of soil using bender–extender elements, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 46(7): 792-812.
  • Leong, E.C., Wong, Y.D., Williams, C., 2009, Conceptual framework for comparing university baccalaureate programmes in shipping management, WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs, 8(1): 47-60.
  • Leong E.C., Widiastuti, S., Lee, C.C. and Rahardjo, H., 2007, Accuracy of suction measurement, Geotechnique, 57(6), pp. 547-556.
  • Leong. E.C., Anand, S., Cheong, H.K. and Lim, C.H., 2007, Re-examination of peak stress and scaled distance due to ground shock, International Journal of Impact Engineering, 34(9), pp. 1487 – 1499.


  • SPRING Singapore Merit Award 2010
  • SAC Assessor Award (Distinguished) 2010
  • SAC Assessor Award (Bronze) 2005, (Silver) 2006, (Gold) 2009
  • ASTM International Award for “Outstanding Article on the Practice of Geotechnical Testing”, 2006
  • Visiting Scholar, Kyoto University 1998, 1999, 2000
  • Japan Society for Promotion of Science Fellowship 1997, 2003
  • Australian Overseas Postgraduate Research Scholarship 1988-1991
  • University Research Scholarship, National University of Singapore, 1986-1988