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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

4 th

Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022

(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 2022 by Stanford University

Department News

Dr Tong-Chuan Che obtained his Ph.D. degree from PolyU in 2019. During 2019-2021, Dr Che worked as a Research Associate at HKUST. Prior to joining PolyU, Dr Che was a faculty member at Hohai University during 2021-2023. Dr Che's current research interests include fluid mechanics, hydraulic transients, acoustic waves, and inverse problems. Dr Che has joined us on 15 September 2023.  

25 Sep 2023

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Prof. Hai Guo delivered a seminar with the topic of “Volatile organic compounds in China: Characteristics, sources and contributions to O3 pollution” on 20 September 2023. It was co-organized with HKIE Civil Division. Click the link below to view the full version of the webinar:   

22 Sep 2023


Congratulations to two CEE PhD students Dr Zhang Pin, supervised by Prof. Zhen-Yu Yin and Dr Meng Qiuhan, supervised by Prof. Songye Zhu, for receiving the FCE Awards for Outstanding PhD Theses 2022/23. The awardees were chosen for the significance and innovation of their research, presentation skills and responses to questions from the Working Group of the Faculty Research Committee, as well as their academic performance and publication track r

22 Sep 2023

20230922_FCE Awards for Outstanding PhD Theses

CEE has long been offering experience-focused curriculum and opportunities for global exposure and collaborations. The department welcomes students from all over the word to study the comprehensive 4-year programme. In order to reach out to more international students, Dr Alessandro Stocchino, Associate Professor of CEE, represented Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) to visit Presidency International School and Chittagong Grammar Scho

18 Sep 2023

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Congratulations to Prof. Hai Guo, Professor of CEE and Ms Beining Zhou, PhD student supervised by Prof. Guo, whose team’s paper titled  “A Synergistic Ozone-climate Control to Address Emerging Ozone Pollution Challenges” have been published on One Earth. One Earth is a prestigious sister journal of Cell which publishes significant original research that seeks to understand and address today’s environmental grand challenges. For original article,

13 Sep 2023

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Dr Wei Ma delivered a seminar with the topic of “Deployment of an AI-enabled Parking Vacancy Prediction System in Hong Kong” on 6 September 2023. It was co-organized with HKIE Civil Division.

11 Sep 2023


A team from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering took home the first runner up prize in the 2023 ESRI Young Scholars Award (Group Application) organized by ESRI China (Hong Kong) Limited. Led by Prof. Anthony Chen, Associate Head (Teaching) and Professor of CEE, and supported by Dr Wei Ma, Dr Jacqueline Lo, and Dr Yingying Xu, the team, compromising members Tsz Tung Chan, Sau Kiu Tsin, Lok Yiu Ho, and Yat Hei Chan, competed agai

11 Sep 2023

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Prof. Tak-Ming Chan delivered a seminar with the topic of “Structural Behaviour of Blind-Bolted Connections in Steel-Concrete Composite Building” on 16 August 2023. It was co-organized with HKIE Civil Division.

4 Sep 2023


CEE Mini Concrete Canoe Competition 2023 was successfully conducted during 9 - 22 August 2023. Co-organizing with Industrial Centre (IC) of PolyU, the competition is the first of its kind in Hong Kong to provide students with the unique and authentic exposure to build a mini canoe with concrete materials. 30 students (6 groups) from 4 local secondary schools, including China Holiness Church Living Spirit College, Munsang College, SKH Holy Carpent

4 Sep 2023


The CEE/CSE 50th Anniversary - Staff-Student-Alumni Badminton Competition was successfully completed on 23 September 2023 (Saturday). It was an incredible display of sportsmanship and teamwork among our CEE community. The event brought together our CEE staff, enthusiastic undergraduate & postgraduate students, and supportive alumni in a spirit of friendly competition. The energy and enthusiasm on the court were truly inspiring and we extend our

29 Sep 2023


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