Professor Charles Wang-Wai Ng is Associate Vice-President for Research and Graduate Studies and Chair Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He obtained his PhD degree from the University of Bristol in 1993 and joined Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1995 where he became a professor in 2011.
Professor Ng was elected an Overseas Fellow by Churchill College at Cambridge University in 2005 and Changjiang Chair Professor in Geotechnical Engineering in 2010. He is a Fellow at the Institution of Civil Engineers (FICE), the American Society of Civil Engineers (FASCE), and the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences.
Professor Ng is an Associate Editor of the Canadian Geotechnical Journal, published some 220 SCI journal articles and is the main author of two reference books Soil-structure Engineering of Deep Foundations, Excavations and Tunnels and Advanced Unsaturated Soil Mechanics and Engineering. He received numerous awards including the R. M. Quigley Award from the Canadian Geotechnical Society, the Tan Swan Beng Award from the Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society and the 2013 Scientific Advancement Award by the Ministry of Education, China.