Charles Wang Wai NG 吳宏偉
Charles Wang Wai NG 吳宏偉 

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Charles Wang Wai
NG
吳宏偉
Highest Degree Acquired (e.g. PhD in Engineering Science)
PhD in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical), University of Bristol

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Energy foundations
Geoenvironmental engineering
Slope
Soil behavior

Biography

Biography

Professor Charles W. W. Ng is the Vice-President of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou) (HKUST(GZ)), overseeing graduate studies related affairs and all central research facilities on the GZ campus.

Prof. Charles Ng is also the Dean of HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School, CLP Holdings Professor of Sustainability and Chair Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at HKUST, a Vice-President of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Prof. Ng is the elected President of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering for the period from 2017 to 2022.

Prof. Ng earned his PhD degree from the University of Bristol, the UK in 1993. After carrying out post-doctoral research at the University of Cambridge between 1993 and 1995, he returned to Hong Kong and joined HKUST as Assistant Professor in 1995 and rose through the ranks to become Chair Professor in 2011. Professor Ng is/has been the Principal Investigator (PI) of four research projects funded by the Research Grants Council under the three most competitive large-scale multi-disciplinary schemes, including Area of Excellence (AoE), Theme-based Research Scheme (TRS) and Collaborative Research Fund (CRF).

As a world authority on unsaturated soil mechanics and eco-geotechnical engineering, Prof. Ng is a Changjiang Scholar (Chair Professorship in Geotechnical Engineering), a Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences, and an Overseas Fellow of Churchill College, the University of Cambridge. Prof. Ng has received numerous awards in China, including the 2002 Mao Yisheng Youth Award by the Chinese Institute of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, the 2007 Overseas Young Scholar Award by the National Science Foundation of China, the 2013 Scientific Advancement Technological Award (1st class) by the Ministry of Education, the 2015 Scientific Technological Advancement Award (2nd class) by the State Council of China, and the 2020 National Natural Science Award (2nd class) by the State Council of China.

Internationally, Prof. Ng has also received many best paper awards including a Telford Premium Prize from the Institution of Civil Engineers, a Henry Adams Award from the Institution of Structural Engineers, 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.

Professor Ng has supervised more than 60 PhD and 62 MPhil students to graduation and has published some 350 SCI journal articles and 250 conference papers and delivered more than 80 keynotes and state-of-the-art reports across the six continents. He is the main author of three reference books: (i) A Short Course in Soil-structure Engineering of Deep Foundations, Excavations and Tunnels by Thomas Telford in 2004, (ii) Advanced Unsaturated Soil Mechanics and Engineering and (iii) Plant-Soil slope Interaction by CRC: Taylor & Francis in 2007 and 2019, respectively.

He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. Currently, he is an Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Geotechnical Journal.

Research Interests

Research Interests
Energy foundations
Geoenvironmental engineering
Slope
Soil behavior

Biography

Biography

Professor Charles W. W. Ng is the Vice-President of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou) (HKUST(GZ)), overseeing graduate studies related affairs and all central research facilities on the GZ campus.

Prof. Charles Ng is also the Dean of HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School, CLP Holdings Professor of Sustainability and Chair Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at HKUST, a Vice-President of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Prof. Ng is the elected President of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering for the period from 2017 to 2022.

Prof. Ng earned his PhD degree from the University of Bristol, the UK in 1993. After carrying out post-doctoral research at the University of Cambridge between 1993 and 1995, he returned to Hong Kong and joined HKUST as Assistant Professor in 1995 and rose through the ranks to become Chair Professor in 2011. Professor Ng is/has been the Principal Investigator (PI) of four research projects funded by the Research Grants Council under the three most competitive large-scale multi-disciplinary schemes, including Area of Excellence (AoE), Theme-based Research Scheme (TRS) and Collaborative Research Fund (CRF).

As a world authority on unsaturated soil mechanics and eco-geotechnical engineering, Prof. Ng is a Changjiang Scholar (Chair Professorship in Geotechnical Engineering), a Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences, and an Overseas Fellow of Churchill College, the University of Cambridge. Prof. Ng has received numerous awards in China, including the 2002 Mao Yisheng Youth Award by the Chinese Institute of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, the 2007 Overseas Young Scholar Award by the National Science Foundation of China, the 2013 Scientific Advancement Technological Award (1st class) by the Ministry of Education, the 2015 Scientific Technological Advancement Award (2nd class) by the State Council of China, and the 2020 National Natural Science Award (2nd class) by the State Council of China.

Internationally, Prof. Ng has also received many best paper awards including a Telford Premium Prize from the Institution of Civil Engineers, a Henry Adams Award from the Institution of Structural Engineers, 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.

Professor Ng has supervised more than 60 PhD and 62 MPhil students to graduation and has published some 350 SCI journal articles and 250 conference papers and delivered more than 80 keynotes and state-of-the-art reports across the six continents. He is the main author of three reference books: (i) A Short Course in Soil-structure Engineering of Deep Foundations, Excavations and Tunnels by Thomas Telford in 2004, (ii) Advanced Unsaturated Soil Mechanics and Engineering and (iii) Plant-Soil slope Interaction by CRC: Taylor & Francis in 2007 and 2019, respectively.

He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. Currently, he is an Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Geotechnical Journal.