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Chair Professor of Sustainable Construction Materials and Head

Professor Poon Chi Sun

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The first two lectures of CEE Environmental Engineering Webinar Series were successfully held in March 2021. Dr Wang Peng and Dr Ben Leu were invited to deliver seminars with the topic of “Sustainability at Solar-Water Nexus” and “Key Parameters of Wood Wastes Conversion for Value-Added Products“ respectively. More seminars are coming in April. Please stay tuned!   Our MSc EME Programme is still open for application. More details can be found at

8 Apr 2021

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7 Apr 2021


22 CEE academic staff members have been listed among the top 2% scientists in a global list released by the prestigious Stanford University. The ranking identifies the top scholars in their own areas of specialty and whose publications are most frequently cited by other authors around the globe. The report was prepared by a team of experts led by Prof. John Ioannidis of Stanford University.  According to the team, the publicly available database

30 Mar 2021


A new Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), equipped with Oxford EDX System, is now located at Concrete Materials Laboratory (ZB109). This tungsten thermionic emission SEM system is suitable for low- and high-vacuum operations. A high spatial resolution with secondary electron (SE) and backscatter (BSE) detector allows the observation with fine surface details, whilst the EDX detector provides elemental and chemical analysis. The SEM is designed fo

17 Mar 2021


The joint seminar with HKIE Logistics and Transportation Division was successfully held on 10 March 2021. Prof. Chen delivered an inspiring seminar with the topic of “Digital Transformation Series: Experimental Research on Pedestrian Walking and Evacuation Behaviors Involving Individuals with Disabilities”. Participants have gained more understanding on pedestrian walking and evacuation behaviors.

12 Mar 2021


Dr Chao Zhou has been awarded the 2020 Excellent Young Scientists Fund (Hong Kong and Macau) by the National Natural Science Foundation of China for his project entitled “Unsaturated Soils and Problematic Soils”. This project aims to improve the fundamental understanding and modelling capability of the behavior of unsaturated loess and other structured soils subjected to cyclic traffic and environmental loads. The results will help engineers to i

1 Mar 2021


The joint seminar with HKIE Environmental Division “Technical Seminar: Green Innovation Webinar Series No.3” was successfully held on 23 February 2021. Dr Leu and Dr Wang gave a wonderful seminar with the topic of “ Key Parameters of Wood Wastes Conversion for Value-Added Products” and “Sustainability at Solar-Water Nexus” respectively.  

24 Feb 2021


Congratulations to Ms Yi Li (Joint Ph.D. co-supervised by Dr Zhen Leng, and Prof. Lijun Sun of Tongji University) for winning the Second Prize of the 2021 IACIP Outstanding Graduate Student Award announced in the 11th International Association of Chinese Infrastructure Professionals (IACIP) Annual Workshop, 2021.

23 Feb 2021


A book titled Consolidation Analyses of Soils written by Prof. Jian-Hua Yin and Dr Guo-Fu Zhu was published on 29 December 2020. This book focuses on the consolidation of fully saturated soils, as well as covering both classic solutions and state-of-the-art work in consolidation analyses of soils.  For more details, please refer to

9 Feb 2021


The last seminar of CEE Environmental Engineering Webinar Series was successfully held on 13 April 2021.  Dr Yi Jiang delivered a seminar with the topic of “Scalable Application of Functional Engineered Nanomaterials in Water Treatment Membranes: A Tale of Two Strategies”. Participants have gained a better understanding on water treatment technologies. Our MSc EME Programme is still open for application. More details can be found at https://www.


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