Prof. Charles Ng: SEAGS 50th Anniversary Lecturer

Lecture Titled: State-of-the-Art Research in Geo-energy and Geo-Environmental Engineering: Geothermal Pile and Capillary Landfill Cover System

Charles Ng

Professor Charles W.W. Ng is the Associate Vice-President for Research and Graduate Studies and a Chair Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). After obtaining his PhD degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Bristol in 1993 in the UK, he joined the University of Cambridge as a postdoctoral Research Associate between 1993 and 1995 before returning to Hong Kong to join HKUST as Assistant Professor in 1995. He then 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 Changjiang Chair Professor in Geotechnical Engineering by the Ministry of Education Department in China in 2010. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (FICE), the American Society of Civil Engineers (FASCE), and the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences. Professor Ng is the President of Hong Kong Geotechnical Society and he has served the Board of International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) from 2010 to 2013. Currently he chairs the board-level Awards Committee and has been the editor-in-chief of the ISSMGE Bulletin since 2014.

Professor Ng is an associate editor of the Canadian Geotechnical Journal and has served on many other editorial boards. Professor Ng has solely supervised 35 Ph. D and 38 M. Phil students to graduation. He has published some 240 SCI articles in reputable international English journals. He is the main author of two reference books: (i) Soil-structure Engineering of Deep Foundations, Excavations and Tunnels; and (ii) Advanced Unsaturated Soil Mechanics and Engineering. He has received many awards including the R. M. Quigley Award from the Canadian Geotechnical Society twice for his two best papers. Professor Ng is the recipient of the first Tan Swan Beng Award by the Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society. Furthermore, he was one of the recipients of the 2015 Scientific Advancement Award (2nd class) by the State Council of China and also the 2013 Scientific Advancement Award (1st class) by the Ministry of Education, China.