Professor Charles Wang-Wai Ng FREng
CLP Holdings Professor of Sustainability, HKUST (Hong Kong)
Elected President of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering in 2017, Professor Charles Ng is a civil engineer with expertise in the interaction of soils and structures. An authority on unsaturated soils, and on landslide risk mitigation, he has been associate editor of Canadian Geotechnical Journal and Landslides since 2002 and 2003, respectively.
He collaborated with botanists to define the benefit of 'greening' slopes in the Far East, using plant roots both as reinforcement and to maintain helpful suction. He leads a multi-disciplinary team aiming to reduce the threat of landslides and fast debris flows using novel multiple flexible barrier systems, enhancing safety and improving the environment.