The President - Professor Charles Ng

Professor Charles Ng

Professor Ng is currently the named CLP Holdings Professor of Sustainability and Chair Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He is also the Associate Vice-President for Research and Graduate Studies at the HKUST. Professor Ng grew up in Hong Kong and went to the UK to earn his Master’s and Doctorate degrees from the University of Southampton and the University of Bristol in 1987 and 1993, respectively. After carrying out a period of post-doctoral research at the University of Cambridge between 1993 and 1995, he returned to Hong Kong and joined the HKUST as Assistant Professor in 1995 and rose through the ranks to become Chair Professor in 2011.

Professor Ng was elected an Overseas Fellow from Churchill College, Cambridge University, in 2005 and was elected Changjiang Scholar (Chair Professor in Geotechnical Engineering) by the Ministry of Education in China in 2010. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (FICE), the American Society of Civil Engineers (FASCE), the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (FHKIE) and the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences (FHKEng).

Professor Ng has supervised 40 PhD and 42 MPhil students to graduation and mentored dozens of post-doctoral fellows and visiting scholars. He has published some 280 journal articles mainly in the top international reputable journals and some 220 conference papers. Professor Ng also owns some 12 US and Chinese invention patents. He has delivered more than 50 keynotes, state-of-the-art reports etc. in five continents. He is the main author of two reference books and has also edited three international conference proceedings. He has also served on many editorial boards for various reputable international journals.

He has received many awards including the Telford Premium Prize from the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), the Henry Adams Award from the Institution of Structural Engineers (UK), top cited paper award 2015/2016 by the Journal of Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment, the first Tan Swan Beng Award from the Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society, and the R. M. Quigley Award from the Canadian Geotechnical Society three times for one of three best papers published in the Canadian Geotechnical Journal in 2007, 2012 and 2016. He was conferred the Mao Yisheng Youth Award by the Chinese Institute of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering for his significant contributions in Geotechnical Engineering. He was one of the recipients of the 2015 Scientific Technological Advancement Award (2nd class) by the State Government of China and also one of recipients of the 2013 Scientific Advancement Technological Award (1st class) by the Ministry of Education in China.