Fellow of 2008, NG, Professor, Charles Wang Wai 吳宏偉


FHKEng (2008) A2 B3 C2,3,4

Academic degrees:
MSc (Eng), 1987, Advanced Structural Engineering, University of Southampton;
Ph.D, 1993, Civil Engineering, the University of Bristol, UK

Professional qualifications:

Honours, affiliations and other appointments:
– Overseas Fellow, Churchill College, the University of Cambridge (2005)
– Changjiang Scholar (Chair Professorship in Geotechnical Engineering) by the Ministry of Education in China (2010)
– Board Member of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (2010-2013)
– President of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (2017-2021)

Area of Expertise:
Geotechnical Engineering

Ir Professor Ng specializes in geotechnical engineering including advanced unsaturated soil mechanics, centrifuge and numerical modelling of geotechnical problems including slopes instability, excavations, piles and tunnels. He has served as technical consultant and reviewer for various international companies and government organisations. He has also served on editorial boards of major international reputable journals such as Canadian Geotechnical Journal (CGJ) and Journal of Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Engineering of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He has received many awards including the 2017 Telford Premium Prize from the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), the R. M. Quigley Award from the Canadian Geotechnical Society three times for his three best papers published in 2007, 2012 & 2017. He was a recipient of Overseas and Hong Kong, Macau Young Scholars awarded by the National Science Foundation of China. Moreover, he was one of the recipients of the 2nd Prize of 2015 Scientific Technological Advancement Award by the State of China. Recently, he has delivered the 2017 Huangwenxi Lecture on “Atmosphere-plant-soil-interactions: theories and mechanisms”, which is the most distinguished named lecture in geotechnical engineering in China.