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 Graduate School, CLP Holdings Professor of Sustainability and Chair Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at HKUST.
Professor Ng is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the immediate Past President of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (2017–2022). Professor Ng is also a Changjiang Scholar (Chair Professorship in Geotechnical Engineering) and an Overseas Fellow of Churchill College, the University of Cambridge. Currently, he is a co-Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Geotechnical Journal.
Professor Ng 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: A Short Course in Soil-structure Engineering of Deep Foundations, Excavations and Tunnels, published by Thomas Telford in 2004, and Advanced Unsaturated Soil Mechanics and Engineering and Plant-Soil Slope Interaction by CRC published by Taylor & Francis in 2007 and 2019, respectively.