Research

 
Staff Honours and Awards
 
F.T.K. Au
  Best Teacher Award 2003-04, Faculty of Engineering, HKU
  HKIE Transactions Prize 2002, Civil Division, HKIE
 
     
Y.K. Cheung
  banner Professor Y.K. Cheung (pictured, right) was awarded the Hall of Fame 2010 by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. The award is dedicated to honour outstanding members who have made exemplary contributions and outstanding achievements to the Institution, the engineering profession and the community as a whole.



  banner Professor Y.K. Cheung (pictured) has been awarded the APACM (The Asian Pacific Association for Computational Mechanics) Congress Medal (Zienkiewicz Medal) on July 22, 2010 in Sydney. The Congress Medal is presented to honor an individual who has made outstanding and sustained contributions in the general field of computational mechanics over a substantial period of professional career and has shown leadership through contributions in promoting computational mechanics activities in the Asian-Pacific region. The award is given every three years at the time of the APCOM Congress. The Medal bears the name of Professor O.C. Zienkiewicz who happens to be an Honorary Doctor of Science in HKU.

  (First) Gold Medal 2004, HKIE
  Honorary Fellow 2004, Hong Kong Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology
  Medal of Excellence in Engineering Education 2003, World Federation of Engineering Organisations
  N.O. Myklestad Award 2003, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  Silver Bauhinia Star 2003, HKSAR Government
  Fellow of Royal Society of Canada 2002, Royal Society of Canada
  President of Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences 2001
  Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences 2000
  Member of the Board of Directors of Mass Transit Railway Corporation Ltd. 1999
  National Natural Science Award 1999
  Telford Premium by Institution of Civil Engineers in the UK 1999
  International Association for Computational Mechanics Fellows Award 1998
  Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) 1995
  Trustee of Croucher Foundation 1995
 
     
H.H.P. Fang
  Outstanding Research Student Supervisor Award 2003-04, HKU
  Croucher Foundation Senior Research Fellow 1999, Croucher Foundation
  K.C. Wong Fellowship 1999
  Outstanding Researcher Award 1998, HKU
 
     
A. Koenig
  Earth Science Systems Research Award for Best Paper by a University Researcher at Fourth International Conference on Re-use of Contaminated Land and Landfills 1996
 
     
MM Kumaraswamy
  IT in Education Awards 2002, Academic Council for IT in Education
  CIOB Innovation Awards 2001, Chartered Institute of Building
  CDE Prize for Best Paper in "Engineer" Journal, Sri Lanka 1995-1996
     
A.K.H. Kwan
  HKIE Transactions Prize by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers 2001, HKIE
  Special Award in Research Project by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers 2001, HKIE
  Telford Premium by Institution of Civil Engineers of the UK 1999, Institution of Civil Engineers of the UK
 
     
K.M. Lam
  William Mong Visiting Research Fellow 1996
 
     
C.F. Lee
  Silver Bauhinia Star 2005, HKSAR Government
  Academician 2004, Chinese Academy of Engineering
  Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering 2003, Canadian Academy of Engineering
  Justice of the Peace (JP) 2003, HKSAR Government
  R.M. Quigley Award 2002
  Cross-Canada Lecturer of the Canadian Geotechnical Society 2001
  Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Science 2001
  Geotechnical Paper of the Year 2001 Award, HKIE
  K.Y. Lo Medal by Engineering Institute of Canada 2001, Engineering Institute of Canada
  Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada 1998, Engineering Institute of Canada
  Academician of the Eurasian Academy of Sciences 1997
 
     
J.H.W. Lee
  Best Paper Award at the 14th APD Congress (Asia and Pacific Division) of the International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research 2004
  K.C. Wong Education Foundation Lectureship of Hohai University, China 2004
  Outstanding Researcher Award 2003-04, HKU
  Fellow of Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences 2002, HKAES
  Innovation Awards for Construction Industry, HKIE 2002
  Universitas 21 Fellowship, McGill University 2000
  Croucher Foundation Senior Research Fellow 1998-99, Croucher Foundation
  Visiting Erskine Fellowship of the University of Canterbury 1998
 
     
P.K.K. Lee
  banner Ir P.K.K. Lee has been conferred the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) President’s Award 2011 for his immense contributions and remarkable achievements at HKIE 36th Annual Dinner. The Award is given in recognition of the dedicated and valuable service of a member of any class who has served the Institution with distinctive achievements. Ir Lee is a dedicated Fellow who has been strongly committed to the development of the qualifying areas of HKIE. For more than 13 years he has served a total of seven boards and committees of the Institution, including the Council, Accreditation Board, Structural Discipline Advisory Panel, Education and Examinations Committee and Fellowship Committee.
Ir P.K.K. Lee (right) receiving the HKIE President's Award from President Ir Professor Reuben Chu

  Lewis Kent Award 2002, The Institution of Structural Engineers
 
     
X.Y. Li
  banner Professor X.Y. Li was awarded the First-Class Award in Natural Science by the Ministry of Education, China (for the project: Hu H.Q., Li X.Y. and Sheng G.P., Aerobic sludge granulation for biological wastewater treatment) under Higher Education Institution Scientific Research Outstanding Achievement Awards (Science & Technology) 2013. An award ceremony was held in May 2013 at CUHK.

  Outstanding Young Researcher Award 2003-04, HKU
  Outstanding Doctoral Thesis by the Association of Environmental Engineering Professors, USA 1997
 
     
S.H. Lo
  Croucher Senior Research Fellowship 2004-05, The Croucher Foundation
 
     
T.S.T. Ng
  Professor T.S.T. Ng along with the Construction Industry Council and Dr. James Wong have won the Highly Commended Award of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) International Innovation & Research Awards 2012 under the Project Innovation Award category. bannerThe team received the trophy and certificate from the President of CIOB (HK) Dr. Billy F.P. Lee (pictured, 1st from right) at the award presentation ceremony on November 5, 2012

  HKU SPACE 50th Anniversary Outstanding Teacher Award 2006
  Outstanding Young Researcher Award 2004-05, HKU
  Best Research Paper Award by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Trust at AUBEA Conference 2002
  CIOB Innovation Awards 2001, Chartered Institute of Building
  Fred Wilson Memorial Prize for Best Research Paper by the Australian Institute of Building 1999
 
     
H.J. Pam
  Special Award in Research Project of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers for Civil Engineering Papers of the Year 2001, HKIE
 
     
W. Pan
  Dr. W. Pan was appointed to serve as a Fellow of Asian Energy Studies Centre for one year from December 2014.
 
     
C.Y. Tang
  Dr. C.Y. Tang and his co-authors received the Runner Up Poster Award in the ECI Conference on Advanced Membrane Technology VI: Water, Energy, and New Frontiers. The poster award is given to “Metal-organic framework-based porous matrix membranes for improving mass transfer in forward osmosis membranes,” by J.Y. Lee, F.W. Hou, Tang C.Y., Poster Presentation, February 8-13, 2015, Sicily, Italy.
 
     
L.G. Tham
  HKIE Transactions Prize 2002, Civil Division, HKIE
 
     
C.O. Tong
  Civil Engineering Paper of the Year 2003, HKIE
 
     
S.C. Wong
   banner Professor S.C. Wong was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star (BBS) in 2015 for his meritorious public and community service, particularly his dedication and significant contributions to the work of the Town Planning Board, by the Hong Kong SAR Government.

Francis Y S Bong Professorship in Engineering, HKU, 2016

Second Class Award, Shanghai Science and Technology Award, China, 2015

President Award, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong, 2015

Outstanding Health Promotion Project Award, Health Care and Promotion Fund, Food and Health Bureau, Hong Kong SAR Government, 2015

Best Paper Award (Editors' Choice, Outstanding Paper), Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE, 2011

Best Paper Award, 9th International Conference of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies, 19-23 June 2011, Jeju, Korea, 2011

Best Original Paper Award, Hong Kong Medical Journal, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, 2010)

Best Associate Editor Award, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society, IEEE, USA, 2009

Outstanding Researcher Award, HKU, 2009

NSFC Young Researcher Award, National Natural Science Foundation of China, China, 2007

Research Prize, Civil Engineering Paper of the Year Award 2003, Civil Division, HKIE, 2003)

Outstanding Paper Award, 4th Conference of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies, 23-27 October 2001, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2001

Outstanding Young Researcher Award, HKU, 2000
 
     
A.T. Yeung
  Keynote Lecturer, the 2005 Geotechnical Engineering Joint Conference of the Korean Geotechnical Society and Korea Association of Professional Engineers in Geotechnical Engineering, 7 October 2005.
  Peter H.K. Chan Award 2001, the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.
  Best Technical Paper 2000, Binnie Black & Veatch Hong Kong Limited.
  Samuel Arnold Greeley Award 1999, the American Society of Civil Engineers.
  Invited Keynote Lecturer, 1999 International Symposium on Solid Waste Management Technology, Beijing
  Texas Section ASCE Civil Engineering Paper Award 1997 (Environmental).
  Texas Section ASCE Civil Engineering Paper Award 1997 (Geotechnical).
  Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Award 1996, the American Society of Civil Engineers.
  Texas Section ASCE Civil Engineering Paper Award 1996 (Materials).
  Dow Outstanding New Faculty Award 1994, the American Society for Engineering Education.
  The Kumagai Prize 1994, the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.
  Texas Engineering Experiment Station Select Young Faculty Award 1993.
  Research Initiation Award, U.S. National Science Foundation 1992-1995.
  Third Prize of the Best Environmental Award of Year 1992, the Hong Kong. Institution of Engineers.
  The Earth Technology Corporation Fellowship 1987-1989.
  The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Prize 1981.
  Listed in Marquis Who's Who in the World, Marquis Who's Who in Finance and Industry, Marquis Who's Who in America, Marquis Who's Who in the South and Southwest, Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Sterling Who's Who, Strathmore's Who's Who Registry of Business Leaders.
 
     
J. Yang
  Dr. Jun Yang was awarded the JSPS Invitation Fellowship by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in 2013. The Fellowship is “to invite overseas researchers with excellent records of research achievements for short-term visits for the purpose of contributing to the advancement of research in related fields.
A paper entitled “Estimation of Ultimate Stress in External FRP Tendons” (Proceedings of ICE, Structures and Buildings, Volume 162, Issue SB4, 213-220, 2009), co-authored by Dr. J.S. Du and Professor F.T.K. Au, has won the OVM Paper Award for Prestressing 2012 (Class 2) of China Civil Engineering Society (第四屆歐維姆優秀預應力論文獎二等獎).
  Overseas Young Investigator Award, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2014
  JSPS Invitation Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2013
  Distinguished Visiting Professorship, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2013
  MOE Key Laboratory Visiting Professorship, Tongji University, 2013
  Elected Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2012
  William Mong Fellowship, Faculty of Engineering, HKU, 2012
  Research Output Prize 2009-2010, HKU
  Guest Professorship, East China Jiaotong University, 2009
  Outstanding Young Researcher Award 2006-2007, HKU
  Humboldt Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany, 2001
  Best Presentation Award, Japan Society of Civil Engineers (on the occasion of the 55th JSCE National Conference), 2000