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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 orientation for the Carbon-Neutral PolyU 48 Hours Hackathon was successfully conducted on 13 May 2024, with the valuable support from the PolyU Campus Facilities and Sustainability Office (CFSO) and Earth Hacks staff. During the orientation, Mr Ryan Lee, the Assistant Director of Campus Facilities and Sustainability (Campus Sustainability), delivered an inspiring presentation to the participating students. He shed light on the global environ

16 May 2024

20240516_WEB_Carbon-Neutral PolyU 48 Hours Hackathon  Orientation Day

Dr Tong-Chuan Che delivered a seminar with the topic of “Full-waveform Inversion for Leak Localization in Water Pipe Networks” on 17 April 2024. It was co-organized with HKIE Civil Division. Find the full version of the webinar in the below link:

10 May 2024


A group of 25 students from Po Leung Kuk Vicwood K.T.Chong Sixth Form College visited CEE on 12 April 2024 (Friday).  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 students.  The students also had the opportunity to visit our Hydraulics Laboratory and Noise and Safety Labora

19 Apr 2024


CEE has long been committed to supporting initiatives that inspire young minds and emphasize the vital role of civil engineering in shaping a sustainable city. We are honored to be one of the supporting organizations for a impactful campaign - "Shaping Our Future City 2024 - New Stories to Old Storeys", organized by the Institution of Civil Engineers Hong Kong Association Graduates and Students (ICE HKA G&S) Division.  The campaign takes the for

18 Apr 2024

20240418_WEB_ICE Shape Our Future Programme

Dr Rongpan Hu obtained his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2013 and Ph.D. degree in structural engineering from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2020. Prior to joining PolyU as a Research Assistant Professor, Dr Hu worked as an Associate Research Fellow at Shenzhen Academy of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. His current research focuses structural health monitoring, digital twins of civil st

16 Apr 2024

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We are thrilled to announce that PolyU has achieved a remarkable milestone in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject 2024 for Civil and Structural Engineering!  PolyU has soared to the 14th position globally and has secured the top spot in Hong Kong in this discipline for three consecutive years. This outstanding accomplishment reflects CEE’s commitment to academic excellence, impactful research, and strong industry r

11 Apr 2024

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Dr Andy Y.F. Leung delivered a seminar with the topic of “Towards establishment of data centric approaches for geotechnical reliability assessments” on 3 April 2024. It was co-organized with HKIE Civil Division. Click the link below to view the full version of the webinar:   

8 Apr 2024


Dr Tao Liu graduated from Tsinghua University with a primary BEng in Environmental Engineering and a secondary BEc in Economics in 2015. He received his PhD degree from the Advanced Water Management Centre (AWMC) at The University of Queensland in 2020. After this academic milestone, he took up a Postdoctoral position from 2020 to 2021, and a Research Fellow position from 2022 to 2024, both at The University of Queensland, during which he secured

3 Apr 2024

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Congratulations to Miss YU Jinyan, CEE PhD student supervised by Dr Ling Jin, whose presentation titled “Contribution of Endotoxins to PM2.5-induced Inflammatory Effect” has received “Young Scientist Award (Best Oral Presentation)” in the 8th National Bioaerosol Symposium. The symposium was held from 15 to 17 March 2024 in Shanghai, China.  

27 Mar 2024

20240327_WEB_CEE PhD Student Received Young Scientist Award - Best Oral Presentation in the

CEE and HKIE Geotechnical Division co-organized a three-day technical visit to Shanghai and Tianjin, focusing on the topic of reclamation using dredging materials. The technical visit was hosted by National Engineering Research Center of Dredging (NERCD) and CCCC marine construction and development Co., Ltd. Delegates from CEDD, PolyU, as well as leading consultants and contractors from Hong Kong, participated in this activity.   The delegation v


20240521_WEB_Technical Visit to Shanghai and Tianjin

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