For his pioneering research to turn waste into eco-friendly construction materials, Prof. Chi-sun Poon of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) was awarded the Second Class Prize of the State Technological Innovation Award, part of the State Science and Technology Awards 2017 that was conferred in Beijing on 8 January 2018. The award is among China’s highest and most esteemed national honours in science.

His mainland collaborators included Shenzhen University’s Feng Xing and Shi Cong Kou as well as Shenzhen-based Huawei Green Building Material Co. Ltd.’s Zheng Song Yang, Wen Long Li, and Yu Guan.

Prof. Poon’s award certificate

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Prof. Poon with his research team