Prof. Charles Ng Conferred CLP Holdings Professorship in Sustainability
Geotechnical engineering expert Charles Ng of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has been named CLP Holdings Professor of Sustainability.
The endowed professorship in sustainability is the first of its kind at a Hong Kong university. It will focus on climate change and sustainable energy, which are not only important to CLP but also of significance globally.
Prof. Ng is currently the Associate Vice-President for Research and Graduate Studies and a Chair Professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
He is a frontier explorer of geo-energy and geo-environmental engineering. His research ranges from energy foundations for the heating and cooling of buildings to wind farm development and submarine landslide challenges in deep-sea extraction of methane hydrate, a potential source of energy-intensive fuel. He is also a leading global authority on advanced unsaturated soils mechanics and eco-friendly green slope engineering.