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Faculty - LI Yuchao

  • LI Yuchao

    Associate Professor

    Institute of Geotechnical Engineering


Research Interest

Dr. Li’s research focuses on contaminated soils and groundwater.  He carries out laboratory testing on the interaction between the contaminants and soils, numerical modeling contaminant transport in soils and engineering barriers for contaminated lands.  He participated in many research projects supported by NSFC, MOST and EPSRC (UK).  Dr. Li has published more than 40 technical papers in journals (including Géotechnique, J. of Geotech. & Geoenviron. Engin.-ASCE and Canadian Geotechnical Journal) and conference proceedings.  He was invited to write the paper for the regional editors themed issue by Environmental Geotechnics-ICE.


BSc, Zhejiang University, China, 2000

PhD, Zhejiang University, China, 2006
Postdoc, Cardiff University, UK, 2006~2009

Selected Publication

1.    Li Y-C, Cleall PJ, Wen Y-D, Chen Y-M, Pan Q. Stresses in soil-bentonite slurry trench cutoff walls. Géotechnique. Link
2.    Li Y-C, Chen Y-M, Zhan TLT. Opportunities and challenges of environmental geotechnics in China. Environmental Geotechnics, Invited paper for the Regional Editors themed issue (Accepted). Link
3.    Li Y-C, Pan Q, Cleall PJ, Chen Y-M, Ken H. Stability analysis of slurry trenches in similar layered soils. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering-ASCE 2013,139(12):2104-2109. Link
4.    Li Y-C, Pan Q, Chen Y-M. Stability of slurry trenches with an inclined ground surface. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering-ASCE 2013, 139(9):1617-1619. Link
5.    Li Y-C, Cleall PJ, Ma X-F, Zhan TLT, Chen Y-M. Gas pressure model for layered municipal solid waste landfills. Journal of Environmental Engineering-ASCE 2012, 138(7):752-760.Link
6.    Cleall PJ, Li Y-C. An analytical solution for diffusion of VOCs through composite landfill liners. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering-ASCE 2011, 137(9):850-854. Link
7.    Li Y-C, Cleall PJ, Thomas HR. Multi-dimensional chemo-osmotic consolidation of clays. Computers and Geotechnics 2011, 38(4):423-429. Link
8.    Li Y-C, Cleall PJ. Analytical solutions for advective-dispersive solute transport in double-layered finite porous media. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics 2011, 35(4):438-460.Link
9.    Li Y-C, Cleall PJ. Analytical solutions for contaminant diffusion in double-layered porous media. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering-ASCE 2010, 136(11):1542-1554. Link
10.Li Y-C, Chen Y-M, Zhan TLT, Ling D-S, Cleall PJ. An efficient approach for locating the critical slip surface in slope stability analyses using a real-coded genetic algorithm. Canadian Geotechnical Journal 2010, 47(7): 806-820. Link


National Award for Science and Technology Progress (2nd prize, 2012)
Zhejiang Provincial Award for Science and Technology Progress (1st prize, 2011)
Qiushi Distinguish Young Scholar, Zhejiang University (2010)

Professional Memberships

Advisory Board Member, Environmental Geotechnics, ICE (2015~)

Member, Technical Committee of Environmental Geotechnics, Chinese Institute of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (2012~)
Invited Reviewer for:
• Géotechnique
• Computers and Geotechnics
• Environmental Geotechnics-ICE
• Journal of Hydrologic Engineering-ASCE
• Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste-ASCE
• Natural Hazards Review-ASCE
• Geotechnical and Geological Engineering
• International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
• International Journal of Physical Sciences
• Applied Mathematical Modelling
• Waste Management
• Water Science and Engineering