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Outstanding Alumni of FCE


The Outstanding Alumni/Young Alumni Award of PolyU Faculty of Construction and Environment is a faculty level award to recognise alumni’s professional achievements and significant contributions to the community and their alma mater. There are four achievement categories under the Award, namely Professional Achievement, Entrepreneurial Achievement, Scholarly Achievement and Community Service Achievement.

2022   2023

Dr Tin-cheung CHEUNG

Sr Dr Tin-cheung CHEUNG, SBS, JP

Higher Diploma in Surveying

Hong Kong Polytechnic (1982)

Outstanding Alumni Award in Professional Achievement
Outstanding PolyU Alumni Award in Professional Achievement, 2023 (Video Story)


Dr Cheung served in the Hong Kong government for over three decades. Before his retirement, he was appointed to senior positions in the Government, including Assistant Director of the Buildings Department, Deputy Director of Buildings, and Director of Buildings (also the Building Authority). Dr Cheung is currently the Chairman of the Hong Kong Green Building Council. During his tenure as the Director of Buildings, Dr Cheung led the Buildings Department in providing services on private buildings through enforcement of the Buildings Ordinance to promote building safety; set and enforce safety, health and environmental standards for private buildings; and improve the quality of building development. Dr Cheung was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star in 2019.

Ms Grace KWOK May Han

Ms Grace KWOK May Han

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Environmental Engineering

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (1998)

Outstanding Alumni Award in Professional Achievement


Ms Kwok is the Chairman and Executive Director of Allied Sustainability and Environmental Consultants Group Limited (ASECG). With over 20 years' experience in acoustics, environmental and sustainability consultancy, Ms Kwok specialises in environmental impact assessment and built environmental studies for sustainable building design. As a keen advocate of regenerative sustainability for the built environment, she has taken the initiative to serve on various boards and committees to advance the green building movement through advocacy at local, regional, and global levels. Ms Kwok has participated in the earliest batch of green building projects in Hong Kong and is also the first environmental practitioner in Hong Kong to be named a LEED Fellow.

Prof Jinqing PENG

Prof. Jinqing PENG

PhD in Building Environment and Energy Engineering

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2014)

Outstanding Young Alumni Award in Scholarly Achievement


Prof. Peng is a professor at the College of Civil Engineering of Hunan University. He served as a Vice Dean of the college from 2019 to 2021 and is currently the Treasurer of Hunan University. His research interests focus on the research and development of building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) windows, distributed energy storage, building energy demand response and energy flexibility. His academic achievements in the theoretical analysis and modeling of semi-transparent photovoltaic (STPV) windows as well as the research and development of high-efficiency BIPV modules helped to reveal the coupling mechanism of photoelectric and thermal performance and establish a comprehensive energy efficiency simulation model for BIPV systems. Prof. Peng was also the first one to propose a simulation method for the energy performance of window shading products and to establish a standard system for energy efficiency evaluation and identification of such products.

Ms Michele LUI Wing Chi

Ms Michele LUI Wing Chi

Bachelor of Science in Building Engineering and Management

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2012)

Outstanding Young Alumni Award in Professional Achievement


Michele is a Business Development Manager at Hip Hing Construction Co. Ltd specialising in Modular Integrated Construction (MiC). She was in charge of a few recent MiC Projects, including the InnoCell and the temporary quarantine facilities at Pat Heung and Penny’s Bay Phase 3A for the Hong Kong government. InnoCell, which is the first high-rise MiC building in Hong Kong, received numerous awards and recognitions in various aspects such as safety, environment, Building Information Modelling (BIM), and innovative technologies application. Michele exhibited her excellent MiC project expertise and was awarded the MiC Champion 2022 by the Construction Industry Council. In 2022, she received the Chief Executive’s Commendation for Community Service for her contributions to the construction industry, particularly in nurturing new talents.

Lau Chunkit Ricky

Ir LAU Chun-kit, Ricky, JP

Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering

Hong Kong Polytechnic (1989)


Outstanding Alumni Award in Professional Achievement
Outstanding PolyU Alumni Award in Professional Achievement, 2022  (Video Story)   

Ir Ricky Lau, Permanent Secretary for Development (Works) of the HKSAR Government, has demonstrated exemplary leadership and made tremendous contributions to the local construction industry over the past three decades. In 2018, he took up the post of Director of Civil Engineering and Development cum Commissioner of Mines of the HKSAR Government overseeing various mega-sized projects of reclamation including the proposed Kau Yi Chau artificial islands under the Lantau Tomorrow Vision as well as other New Development Areas (NDA), and participating in infrastructural development. His advocacy for the “Construction 2.0” strategy, leveraging technologies through the Construction Innovation and Technology Fund (CITF) has taken the strategic development of the industry to a new horizon.

Xugang HUA

Prof. Xugang HUA

Doctor of Philosophy

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2006)

Outstanding Alumni Award in Scholarly Achievement


Prof. Xugang Hua is Deputy Dean of College of Civil Engineering, Hunan University, and Director of Key Laboratory for Wind and Bridge Engineering of Hunan Province. Being a renowned scholar among researchers of his age, Prof. Hua is a recipient of many privileged awards, including National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) funded Distinguished Young Scholars (2020) and Excellent Young Scholars (2014). He developed a fictitious finite element-based method for flutter analysis of long-span bridges, which is widely used by both research and design institutes. In the field of structural heath monitoring, he formulated an improved perturbation-based method for stochastic finite element model updating, which is known to the world as Hua's Approach.

Huafu PEI

Prof. Huafu PEI

Doctor of Philosophy

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2012)

Outstanding Young Alumni Award in Scholarly Achievement


Prof. Huafu Pei is Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Infrastructure Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, and the Deputy Director of the Key Laboratory of Engineering Disaster Prevention and Mitigation of Liaoning Province. Focusing on geotechnical hazards prevention and mitigation, Prof. Pei committed himself to the research and development of original high-precision geotechnical disaster monitoring and sensing equipment for the benefit of society. The technologies and theoretical methods he developed have been employed for important engineering tasks including Xinpu landslide in Three Gorges reservoir area, Fushun West Open-pit, and Weijiagou landslide in Wenchuan earthquake zone.

Aotian SONG

Dr Aotian SONG

Doctor of Philosophy

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2018)

Outstanding Young Alumni Award in Entrepreneurial Achievement


Dr Aotian Song is the co-founder and CEO of Shenzhen Leadus Industry Co. Ltd (formerly Shenzhen Pavo Tech Development Co. Ltd). Aiming to resolve the core technology problems in ultra-low energy consumption building industry chain, the company has been awarded as national high-tech enterprise, as well as one of top 100 enterprises in Shenzhen Longhua District. Dr Song and his team invented the first tempered and no-pumping hole vacuum insulated glazing in 2018. The invention has increased production efficiency, minimized cost and applied massively in areas like construction, transportation and electrical appliances. 

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