Fellow of 2009, KO, Professor, Jan Ming 高贊明

1943

FHKEng [2009] A2 B3 C1,3
Honorary Secretary 2010 – present

Academic degrees:
B.Sc.(Eng.) Hon. 1966, Civil Engineering, University of Hong Kong Ph.D. 1969, Structural Engineering, University of Hong Kong

Professional qualifications:
CEng, PE, FIStructE, FASCE, FHKIE, RPE

Honours, affiliations and other appointments
– Second-Class Science and Technology Progress Award, China Education Ministry 2005;
– The President’s Award, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers 2006;
– Fellowship Award, The International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure 2007;
– Dean’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Technology Transfer, Faculty of Construction & Land Use, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 2008;
– Gold Medal and Grand Prize, 37th International Exhibition of Inventions, New Techniques and Products of Geneva 2009;
– Inducted into the Hall of Fame of HKIE in 2010;
– The HKIE Gold Medal in 2011;
– The Aftab Mufti Medal by ISHMII in 2011;
– Editor-in-Chief – Advances in Structural Engineering (1997-2003);
– Editor-in-Chief (Asia-Pacific) – Smart Structures and Systems (2004-2012);
– Co-Chair of Scientific Committee for State Key Laboratory on Structural Dynamics in Bridge Engineering, Chongqing Communications Research and Design Institute 2008-2012;
– Member of Scientific Steering Committee for State Key Laboratory on Disaster Reduction in Civil Engineering, Tongji University 2009-2013;
– Professor Ko was elected as the President of Asian-Pacific Network of Centres for Earthquake Engineering (2005-2007), Vice President (2004-2007) and Council Member of the International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructures, and a Management Board Member of the Asian-Pacific Network of Centres for Research in Smart Structures Technology

Area of Expertise:
Structural Dynamics, Vibration Monitoring and Control, System Identification and Damage Detection

Ir Professor Ko has been engaged in top-level research on structural dynamics, vibration monitoring and control, system identification and damage detection in the last 3 decades. He has successfully built up a Structural Health Monitoring research team in PolyU which is now well recognized internationally. Since early 90’s, the team has been involved in the R&D work of the structural health monitoring systems for long span bridges including the Tsing Ma Bridge and the Su Tong Bridge. Recently, they were commissioned the consultancy work of the structural health monitoring system for the Guangzhou New TV Tower. They have developed a Mega-structure Diagnostic and Prognostic System which is considered to be very powerful for life-cycle Structural Health Monitoring.