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FCE Dean's Awards 2021

Congratulations to CEE members who received FCE Dean’s Awards 2021 for various categories.  Dr Daniel C.W. Tsang was awarded the Dean’s Award for Highly-cited Researchers, which recognizes him for having produced multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations in the field of Environment and Ecology and on the 2020 Highly Cited Researcher List compiled by the Web of Science Group. The following four academics were chosen for the Dean’s Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Research Funding for their success in securing external competitive research funding in the past few years:    Dean’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research Funding Awardee  Allocation Date/ Grant Approval Date Project Title (Funding Scheme) Prof. J.G. DAI  8 Jan 2019  Study of Super-fast Large-area Economical Marine Reclamations for Housing and Infrastructural Developments in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area  (RGC Research Impact Fund – sub-project)  1 Jul 2019  A New Avenue for Fire Protection of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer-Strengthened Reinforced Concrete Structures (RGC General Research Fund)  30 Oct 2020   Research and Development on Waste Ash/Slag-based Artificial Aggregates for Applications in Concrete (NSFC/RGC Joint Research Scheme) Prof. C.S. POON    14 Nov 2018  Fundamental Study on Turning of Incineration Sewage Sludge Ash (ISSA) and Heavy Metal Contaminated Sediment from Rivers or Coastal Areas as Low-carbon and Eco-friendly Construction Materials (NSFC/RGC Joint Research Scheme)  1 Jan 2019  Sustainable Marine Infrastructure Enabled by the Innovative Use of Seawater Sea-Sand Concrete and Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Composites  (RGC Theme-based Research Scheme – sub-project)  1 Jul 2020  Development of Anti-bacterial Geopolymer Composite with Incineration Sewage Sludge Ash and Waste Glass for Sewerage Structure Rehabilitation (RGC General Research Fund)  Prof. Yong XIA  1 Jul 2016  Improving Construction Precision of Supertall Structures Through Integration of Field Monitoring and Advanced Analysis (RGC General Research Fund)  1 Jul 2017  Study on Temperature Behavior of Bridges in Real-Time Through the Integration of Field Monitoring with Advanced Computational Techniques (RGC General Research Fund)  30 Nov 2019  跨海集群設施服役狀態評估及智慧維養技術與裝備 (MOST National Key Technologies R&D Program)  1 Jul 2020 Sparse Bayesian Learning for Damage Detection of Steel Structures under Varying Temperature Conditions (RGC General Research Fund)  Dr Zhen-yu YIN  8 Jan 2019 Study of Super-fast Large-area Economical Marine Reclamations for Housing and Infrastructural Developments in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area  (RGC Research Impact Fund – sub-project)  1 Jul 2019 Coupled Hydro-mechanical Modeling of Suffusion in Gap-graded Cohesionless Soils (RGC General Research Fund)  30 Oct 2020  Study of Multi-Physics Coupling Mechanism of Deep Sea Pipeline and Soft Marine Organic Deposits Interaction Considering Time and Temperature Effects (NSFC/RGC Joint Research Scheme)

10 Jun, 2021


PolyU Ranked 5th for Civil Engineering in the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021

In the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2021 released by ShanghaiRanking, PolyU was listed as the 5th best in the world in Civil Engineering, confirming once again our global excellence in education and research in the discipline. ShanghaiRanking has published the world university ranking by academic subjects since 2009 and the GRAS was first published in 2017, which is regarded as one of the most influential and widely observed university rankings. It uses a range of objective academic indicators and third-party data to measure top world universities’ performance in respective subjects, including research output, research influence, international collaboration, research quality, and international academic awards.  The GRAS has analyzed the universities that have published a certain number of publications during 2015 – 2019.   The full version of GRAS 2021 and its methodology can be found at here.    

10 Jun, 2021


ICE Model Building Competition 2021

Congratulations to the team “Bridge The Gap” for obtaining the 1st runner-up in the Model Building Competition 2021 organized by Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Hong Kong Association Graduates and Students Division. Participants were required to build a model made of balsa wood within a given time limit, which was tested by applying loads on the bridge fixing a wind tunnel machine. Students were able to apply their technical knowledge and creativity into practical use. The team consists of five CEE international students: ANWER Kamran, PUA Lance Edric Lou, RIFKY Ahamed Azem, STANLEY Ignasius and YATAROV Rassul. 

28 May, 2021


Infrastructure Maintenance, Renovation and Management – R&D Governmental Program in Japan

Prof. Yozo Fujino was invited to deliver a seminar on “Infrastructure maintenance, renovation and management - R&D governmental program in Japan” to CEE research personnel and alumni on 18 May 2021. Prof. Fujino shared inspiring visions of research in Civil Engineering and introduced the latest research and development programme in Japan’s infrastructure.

24 May, 2021

POLYU JUPAS Consultation Day

PolyU JUPAS Consultation Day 2021: Admissions Strategies

A good opportunity for you to obtain the latest updates on PolyU programmes before you update your JUPAS programme choices! Details are as follow:   Date: 22 May 2021 (Saturday) Platform: Online via Zoom (Registration is required) Programme Talks & Consultation Sessions: 3:00 - 3:45 pm BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering [JS3739] & Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering [JS3052]   4:00 - 4:45 pm BEng (Hons) in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development [JS3375] BEng (Hons) in Structural and Fire Safety Engineering [JS3777]   Register now:  

12 May, 2021

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Dr Zhen Leng Elected as Vice President of APSE Executive Board

The Board of Governors of Academy of Pavement Science and Engineering (APSE) announced on 7 May 2021 that Dr Zhen Leng, Associate Professor of CEE, had been elected as the Vice President of the 2021-2023 Executive Board, who will move as the President in the next term. The election results were based on voting by all academic members of APSE around the world.  APSE is a leading international community of academics involved in teaching and research related to pavement science and engineering, which has close connections with universities around the world and a strong influence within the field of pavement engineering (  

11 May, 2021


CEE Newsletter (April 2021)

Our latest newsletter is published! For full version, please visit  

3 May, 2021


OSH Best Project Award

Congratulations to two CEE students for receiving Best Project Award from Occupational Safety and Health Council (OSHC) on 19 April 2021. They are Dr Tiantian Chen (PhD) with her dissertation titled “Safety of professional drivers in Hong Kong” and Mr Chau Ka-ho (BSc in EOSH) with his FYP titled “Safety effect of visual & audio distraction on taxi drivers”. Their project advisors were Dr Tony Sze.

26 Apr, 2021


Congratulations on Winning Student Group Champion in Smart Transportation Challenge!

Congratulations to the team “Impulso” for receiving Student Group Champion in the Smart Transportation Challenge organized by Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) on 9 March 2021. The team consists of four PolyU undergraduate students: Rama Adiputra (Year 3 of BEng in Civil Engineering), Lance Edric Lou Pua (Year 2 of BEng in Civil Engineering), Jason Marcelino (Year 3 of BEng in Aviation Engineering), and Geraldi Edbert (Year 2 of BEng in Electrical Engineering). The competition aims to create innovative solutions to improve the traffic conditions in Hong Kong Science Park. Ir Prof. William Hing-Keung Lam, Chair Professor of Civil and Transportation Engineering, leveraged his expertise and assisted the students in devising the smart transportation solution.  More details can be found at

26 Apr, 2021


Dr Peng Wang Elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)

Congratulation to Dr Peng Wang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, on being elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). The designation Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) is given to elected Fellows who have made significant contributions to the chemical sciences. The names of newly elected Fellows are published each year in The Times (London).

21 Apr, 2021

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