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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

Led by Dr Ling Jin and Dr Kai Zhou, a group of 14 CEE undergraduate students visited two laboratories in Wan Chai operated by the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) and one laboratory in Chai Wan under the GHM Greater Bay Area Institute of Urban Architecture (HK) on 27 June 2024, with the support of Environmental Conservation Fund. This tour, as part of CEE's ongoing efforts to provide students with practical learning experiences, included

5 Jul 2024

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Dr Yu Wang delivered a seminar with the topic of “Depicting Photochemical Behaviour of Gaseous Secondary Pollutants: Environment-Specific Insights and Control Strategies from Near-Explicit Chemical Mechanism Modelling” on 26 June 2024. It was co-organized with HKIE Civil Division. Find the full version of the webinar in the below link:  

4 Jul 2024


We are thrilled to announce the grand opening of the Research Centre for Design for Safety (RCDfS). The opening ceremony, took place on 27 June 2024 (Thursday), attracted more than 100 participants, bringing together industry leaders, professionals, alumni, staff and students to celebrate the launch of this groundbreaking initiative. The ceremony was kicked off by a welcome address by Prof. Chi Sun Poon, Head of CEE and Director of RCDfS, follow

3 Jul 2024

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Congratulations to PhD students Mr Shunxiang Song, Mr Cong Tang and Mr Yang Cheng, all under the supervision of Prof Zhen-Yu Yin, Professor of CEE, for receiving the Best Poster Award at the 11th International Symposium of Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground (IS-Macau 2024). The conference was held on 14-17 June 2024 in Macau, China with the aim to collect information concerning the geotechnical aspects of the design,

28 Jun 2024

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Congratulations to Dr Xi Jiang, Research Assistant Professor of CEE, for being elected to the Steering Board of the ITA Young Members Group (ITAYM) at the 2024 World Tunnel Congress (WTC), becoming the first Chinese member to hold this position since the group's inception ten years ago. More than 3000 professionals in tunnel and underground space gathered in the WTC this year, showcasing the global community's interest and investment in the futur

28 Jun 2024

20240628WEBDr Xi Jiang has been elected to the steering board of the ITA Young Members Group ITAYM

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

25 Jun 2024

20240625_WEB_CEE PhD Student Received Best Poster Award

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

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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

CEE has long been striving to nurture and reach sustainable young minds through hosting engaging and educational departmental visits. The Department recently welcomed more than 50 students from three secondary schools, aiming to introduce the admission information and the recent developments of the civil engineering industry to them. 25 June 2024 - F.D.B.W.A. Szeto Ho Secondary School Dr Andy Y. F. Leung, Associate Head of CEE, hosted the progra

12 Jul 2024


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