• Vice-President of HKUST (Guangzhou)
  • Dean of HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School
  • CLP Holdings Professor of Sustainability
  • Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering
  • Fellow of Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences

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 Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences, the Royal Academy of Engineering, Overseas Fellow in the Churchill College, the University of Cambridge, and the immediate Past President of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (2017 – 2022). He is an editor-in-chief of the Canadian Geotechnical Journal.

Professor Ng has supervised more than 70 PhD and 60 MPhil students to graduation and has published some 400 SCI journal articles and 250 conference papers and delivered more than 100 keynotes and state-of-the-art reports across the six continents. He is the main author of three reference books: (i) A Short Course in Soil-structure Engineering of Deep Foundations, Excavations and Tunnels by Thomas Telford in 2004, (ii) Advanced Unsaturated Soil Mechanics and Engineering and (iii) Plant-Soil slope Interaction by CRC: Taylor & Francis in 2007 and 2019, respectively.

He has received many awards including the 2022 Varnes Medal from the International Consortium of Landslides, the 2017 Telford Premium Prize from the Institution of Civil Engineers, UK, and the R. M. Quigley Award from the Canadian Geotechnical Society three times for his three best papers published in 2007, 2012 & 2016. In China, he received the prestigious 2022 HLHL Scientific and Technological Advancement Award (何梁何利基金科學與技術進步獎). He was also a recipient of the 2020 National Natural Science Award (國家2020年度自然科學獎), the 2015 Scientific Technological Advancement Award by the State Council (國家2015年度科技進步獎).