Prof. Charles Wang Wa NG

Chair Professor
HKUST Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Professor Charles W. W. Ng is the Vice-President of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in Guangzhou campus. He is also the Dean of HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School, CLP Holdings Professor of Sustainability and a Chair Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at HKUST.

Professor Ng is Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and immediate Past President of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (2017 – 2022).

Professor Ng earned his PhD degree from the University of Bristol, the UK in 1993. After carrying out post-doctoral research at the University of Cambridge between 1993 and 1995, he returned to Hong Kong and joined HKUST as Assistant Professor in 1995 and rose through the ranks to become Chair Professor in 2011.

As a world authority on unsaturated soil mechanics, landslides and eco-geotechnical engineering, Professor Ng is Changjiang Scholar (Chair Professorship in Geotechnical Engineering), Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences, and Overseas Fellow of Churchill College, the University of Cambridge. He is also Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. Currently, he is a co-Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Geotechnical Journal.

Charles Ng