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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

14 th

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024

(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

The 2024 Annual Symposium of Logistics & Transportation Division (LTD) of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), co-organized by CEE, was successfully held on 8 June 2024 (Saturday), with the theme “Accelerating New Energy Transition for Transport”. The symposium brought together more than 120 participants to exchange insights in the era of green energy for transportation.  Distinguished speakers from the industry and government agencies

21 Jun 2024

20240621_WEB_HKIE-LTD-Annual Symposium 2024

Eight exceptional CEE members have been recognized with the FCE Dean’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research Funding. This prestigious award acknowledges their remarkable success in securing external competitive research funding, a testament to their groundbreaking work and commitment to innovation. The achievement is a reflection of their dedication to pushing the boundaries of research and their unwavering commitment to excellence.   W

21 Jun 2024


The Three-minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition hosted by FCE was successfully held on 5 June 2024. Five CEE PhD students were nominated by the Department to showcase their research in three minutes and compete for the cash award on Faculty level and the opportunity to participate the competition on University level. Congratulations to Ms Xu Shujie, Ms Wang Zhuowei, and Mr Raffel Dharma Patria on their outstanding achievements. They will now advance t

18 Jun 2024

20240619_WEB_FCE Three-Minute Thesis Competition 2024

Congratulations to Prof. Zhen Leng, Professor of CEE, for being selected by American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Committee on Technical Advancement to receive the 2024 Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize for his innovative research in developing durable low-carbon cost-effective pavement materials and technologies. The Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize (Huber Award) is the highest-level mid-career research award in all ar

18 Jun 2024

20240618WEBProf Zhen Leng Received the 2024 Walter L Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize from ASC

Dr SK Lai delivered a seminar with the topic of “Boosting energy harvesting efficiency through novel tri-hybrid multi-stable vibration-based energy harvesting techniques: Mechanical designs and potential applications” on 12 June 2024. It was co-organized with HKIE Civil Division. Find the full version of the webinar in the below link:   

17 Jun 2024


The Outstanding Alumni Award of PolyU CEE aims to honour outstanding CEE graduates who have made distinctive contributions to the alma mater and community and have attained exceptional professional, entrepreneurial, scholarly or community service achievements in their professions. We are proud to announce that Ir Ricky Wong, JP, a distinguished graduate of CEE, is the recipient of Outstanding Alumni Award in Professional Achievement of PolyU CEE

14 Jun 2024

20240614_WEB_CEE Outstanding Alumni Award 2024

The CEE South Korea Study Tour, which took place from 27 May to 2 June 2024, was an extraordinary journey that offered our students a wealth of valuable experiences. During the tour, our students had the chance to visit and engage with peers at two prestigious universities renowned for their contributions to the civil engineering industry: Kyung Hee University (KHU) in Suwon and KAIST in Daejeon. They participated in student mixer events, where t

12 Jun 2024


Congratulations to Dr Bin Pan, CEE Postdoctoral Fellow supervised by Dr Huan-Feng Duan, whose presentation titled “Parallel Computing Strategy for Fast Transient Simulation and Analysis in Pipe Fluid Networks” for receiving the Best Presentation of Young Expert Award at the 15th International Conference on Hydroinformatics (HIC2024).  The conference was held on 27-30 May 2024 in Beijing, China with the aim to exchange the most recent development

12 Jun 2024

20240612_WEB_CEE Member Received Best Presentation of Young Expert Award

Congratulations to Ms Kwok Hoi Lamm, graduate of CEE, for being awarded the Merit Award in the OSH Best Project Scholarship 2023 by the Occupational Safety and Health Council (OSHC). Ms Kwok graduated from the BSc (Hons) in Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health (EOSH) and her final year project, titled “A Review on Occupational Health Impact on Machinery Operators’ Exposed Vibration”, was supervised by Dr Nicole Yiu, Lecturer of CEE.

11 Jun 2024

20240611_WEB_EOSH Student Received OSHC Award

Congratulations to Miss Jinyan Yu, CEE PhD student supervised by Dr Ling Jin, on receiving “Best Poster Award” in the 2024 Global Chinese Environmental Protection Conference (GCEPC 2024). The conference was held from 24-27 May 2024 at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). Miss Yu’s winning poster was titled “Assessing the Quantitative Contribution of Microbial Components and Their Sources to in vitro Bioactivities of Airborne Fine Particu


20240625_WEB_CEE PhD Student Received Best Poster Award

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