Prof. Charles Ng Conferred CLP Holdings Professorship in Sustainability

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Prof. Charles Ng Conferred CLP Holdings Professorship in Sustainability

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Professor Charles Ng (centre) has been named CLP Holdings Professor of Sustainability. He is congratulated by Mr Richard Lancaster, Chief Executive Officer of CLP Holdings (right), and Ms Quince Chong, Chief Corporate Development Officer of CLP Power Hong Kong Limited (left).

Professor Charles Ng (third from right) at the Fourth Inauguration Ceremony of Named Professorships held by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Also present are Mr Richard Lancaster, Chief Executive Officer of CLP Holdings (third from left), HKUST Council Chairman Mr Andrew Liao Cheung-sing (second from left), HKUST Council Vice-Chairman Professor John Chai Yat-chiu (far left), HKUST President Professor Tony F Chan (second from right) and HKUST Executive Vice-President & Provost Professor Shyy Wei (far right).

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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.

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