Prof Charles Ng Elected as Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering
Prof. Charles NG Wang-Wai was named a Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering. He is among the 53 leading engineers from the UK and around the world elected this year. The new Fellows will add their expertise to a fellowship of almost 1,600 eminent engineers from both industry and academia. They join the academy on a mission to use the power of engineering to build a sustainable society and create an inclusive economy that works for everyone.
Prof. Charles Ng Wang-Wai’s citation (from the RAEng website)
Elected President of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering in 2017, Prof. 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 an 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.
Related link: Academy welcomes 53 leading UK and international engineers as new Fellows (Sept 22, 2020)