Externally funded projects:

Principal Investigator

2016 – 2017: Smart landslide information system, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI); Project No.: HKJCDPRI17

2018 – 2020: Mechanisms of interaction between debris flow and baffles, General Research Fund (GRF) of the RGC of Hong Kong; Project No.: 16209717

​2018 – 2019: Smart landslide barriers, HKJCDPRI; Project No.: HKJCDPRI18 

2019 – 2021: Impact of geophysical flows on rigid barriers with and without cushioning materials, GRF of RGC Hong Kong; Project No.: 16212618

2018 – 2020: Interaction mechanisms between debris flows and multiple barriers, The National Natural Science Foundation (NSFC) of China; Project No.:  5170091039

2020 – 2022: Impact mechanisms of debris flows on erodible bed against multiple flexible barriers: large-scale physical modelling, GRF of RGC Hong Kong;  Project No.: 16210219

2019 – 2020: 3D numerical modelling of the effects of horizontal orientation of soil nails for slope stabilisation, Industry funded research project (CM Wong and Associated Ltd.)

2021 – 2023: Impact dynamics of debris flow on a series of barriers with basal clearances designed to self-clean: physical modelling, ECS of RGC Hong Kong;  Project No.: 27205320

Co-Principal Investigator

​2018 – 2022: Multi-scale modelling strategies for debris-flow; a new technique for hazard assessment combining numerical modelling and physical experiments, Politecnico Di Torino, Italy: Joint research projects with top universities 

2020 – 2023: Landslide Mitigation of Sustainable Growth of Urbanised Area, Research Council of Norway; INTPART Program; Project No.: 41602288


2019 – 2027: Centre for slope safety, Areas of Excellence (AoE) of RGC Hong Kong; Project No.: AoE/E-603/18

​2019 – 2021: Modelling entrainment, inter-phase mass exchange and surge dynamics of debris flows and their interaction with flexible barriers, GRF of RGC Hong Kong; Project No.: 16205418

2020 – 2021: Research on the resilient mitigation countermeasures against debris flows, The Belt and Road research team of CAS

2020 – 2022: Development of eco-friendly design and construction technology of debris-flow countermeasures in mountain region. KAIA (Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement); Project No.: 20RITD-C158631-01

2021 – 2023: Energy Rock Cavern Systems in Hong Kong: Feasibility Study Through Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Analysis, Environmental and Conservation Fund; Project No.: 98/2019

A View




A bench top physical model set up to investigate the flow dynamics of submarine debris flows. Submarine debris flows are known to travel long distances and are several orders in volume greater than subaerial debris flows.