Skip to main content Start main content
CEE aspires to build green infrastructure,
for the benefit of mankind.
Prof CS POON_SqGlasses_Final_560x860

Michael Anson Professor in Civil Engineering
Chair Professor of Sustainable Construction Materials
Head of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professor Poon Chi Sun

World University Rankings

2 nd

U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities Rankings 2022

(No. 1 in Hong Kong) Best Universities for Civil Engineering

3 rd

Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023

(No. 1 in Hong Kong) Best in Civil Engineering

22 nd

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023

(No. 1 in Hong Kong) Best in Civil and Structural Engineering

CEE Achievements


Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences


Chang Jiang Scholars


World’s Top 2% Scientists 2023 by Stanford University

Department News

A group of 22 students from St Francis Xavier’s School Tsuen Wan visited CEE on 22 November 2023 (Wednesday). Dr Andy Y.F. Leung, Associate Head of CEE, introduced the admission information of BEng (Hons) Scheme in Civil Engineering and Sustainable Development and the recent developments of the civil engineering industry to the group. Dr Ling Jin, Assistant Professor of CEE, delivered a lecture on Clean Air Education which allowed students to kno

1 Dec 2023

20231201_WEB_St Francis Szviers Tsuen Wan

CEE, HKIE Geotechnical Division, and Guangdong Geotechnical Mechanics and Engineering Society co-organized a technical seminar and site visits to reclamation projects on 11 - 12 November 2023. The activity included a seminar session on design and construction techniques of the reclamations by using dredged sediments and site visits to Guangzhou’s Nansha Port and Shenhua Coal Terminal of Zhuhai Port. Prof. Jian-Hua Yin, Chair Professor of CEE, del

28 Nov 2023


Congratulations to Ms Grace Kwok, Chairman & Executive Director of Allied Sustainability and Environmental Consultants Group, for receiving “The 2023 APEC Bio-Circular-Green (BCG) Award” – Women Category. The award was announced by the 34th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministerial Meeting on 14 November 2023 to recognize distinguished individuals that have concretely implemented replicable Bio-Circular-Green (BCG) economy approaches t

27 Nov 2023

20231127WEBCEE Alumni has been received The 2023 APEC BioCircularGreen BCG Award

The 29th Congregation was successfully held on 15 November 2023 (Wednesday). It was a great honor to have Ir Tsui Tack-kong, Fellow and Outstanding Alumni of PolyU; Ir Edmond Wong, President of Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Association (CEEAA); Ir Dr Goman Ho and Mr Kenny Lok, Vice Presidents of CEEAA, to celebrate this special occasion with the graduates together. Congratulations to all our graduates of 2023/24 academic year in ach

17 Nov 2023

20231117_WEB_29th Congregation in 2023

Dr Hongyuan Guo obtained his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Tongji University in 2015 and dual Ph.D. degrees from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2021 and Tongji University in 2022. Prior to joining PolyU as a Research Assistant Professor, Dr Guo worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at PolyU from 2022 to 2023. Dr Guo’s current research interests include the durability and time-dependent behavior of engineering structures, experime

7 Nov 2023

20231107_new joiner_Dr GUO Hongyuan-01

Dr Huan-Feng Duan delivered a seminar with the topic of “Eco-hydraulics and Low Impact Development in Urban Drainage Systems” on 25 October 2023. It was co-organized with HKIE Civil Division. Click the link below to view the full version of the webinar:

3 Nov 2023


CEE continues to excel in global rankings, with a remarkable progress achieved in three of our research areas, stated in the latest Shanghai Ranking league table. In the 𝐆𝐥𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐥 𝐑𝐚𝐧𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐟 𝐀𝐜𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐜 𝐒𝐮𝐛𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐬 (𝐆𝐑𝐀𝐒) 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑 released by 𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐡𝐚𝐢𝐑𝐚𝐧𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠, CEE achieves 𝟑𝐫𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐂𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐥 𝐄𝐧𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝟐𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐒𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐞𝐜𝐡𝐧𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐠𝐲 and

3 Nov 2023


A total of 𝟐8 𝐂𝐄𝐄 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐬 have been listed among 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝’𝐬 𝐭𝐨𝐩 𝟐% 𝐬𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐬 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐲, with 𝟕 of them ranked among the 𝐭𝐨𝐩 𝟏𝟎𝟎 of their respective fields. To highlight a few remarkable achievements, Prof. Chi Sun Poon, Head of CEE, and Prof. Jin-Guang Teng, President of PolyU, ranked 3rd and 8th in the world respectively in their own areas of special

30 Oct 2023

20231030Top 2 Scientists 2023R201

Congratulations to Prof. Ben Young, Vice President (Student and Global Affairs) & Chair Professor of Steel Structures, for receiving the Kurobane Lecture Award at the 18th International Symposium on Tubular Structures (ISTS 18) held by Tsinghua University, Beijing, China from 17 to 20 October 2023. This Symposium has a long-standing reputation for being the principal showcase for tubular structures and the prime international forum for discussion

27 Oct 2023

20231027WEBProf Ben Young Receives Kurobane Lecture Awardrevised

Prof. Kwok-Fai Chung, Director of CNERC, received a Medal of Honour as presented by Mr John Lee, Chief Executive of the Government of Hong Kong SAR on 25 November 2023 at the Government House for his exemplary contribution to engineering in Hong Kong.   Since its establishment in 2015, CNERC achieved the following through a successful completion of an extensive programme on research and technology transfer under the leadership of Prof. Chung :

5 Dec 2023

20231205WEBProf KwokFai Chung Received Medal of Honour 2023 for Hong Kong SAR Government

Your browser is not the latest version. If you continue to browse our website, Some pages may not function properly.

You are recommended to upgrade to a newer version or switch to a different browser. A list of the web browsers that we support can be found here