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Former PhD student, Dr Johnny Cheuk, named Young Engineer of the Year in Hong Kong

last modified Sep 13, 2016 12:42 PM

AECOM's Dr. Johnny Cheuk was named 2013 Young Engineer of the Year by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.

Dr. Johnny Cheuk, geotechnical engineer with AECOM Technology Corporation in Hong Kong was named  2013 Young Engineer of the Year by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). The prestigious honour recognizes outstanding young engineers who have made commendable engineering achievements and valuable contributions to the continuous development of Hong Kong.

Cheuk specializes in slope engineering, design of deep excavations and modelling of soil-structure interaction. He has worked on numerous geotechnical projects in Hong Kong, including the West Kowloon Terminus of the MTR Express Rail Link, Reclamation for Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities, Landslide Prevention and Mitigation Works at Po Shan, Mid-Levels, etc.

An advocate of geotechnical engineering, Cheuk has published more than 50 technical articles and has won a number of international awards, including the HKIE Outstanding Paper Award for Young Engineers/Researchers and the British Geotechnical Association Medal in 2012, the R.M. Quigley Honorable Mention of the Canadian Geotechnical Society in 2008, and the Tan Swan Beng Best Paper Award of the Southeast Asia Geotechnical Society in 2011.

Cheuk received his BEng and MPhil degrees in civil engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and completed his PhD degree in geotechnical engineering from the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Professor Malcolm Bolton. Cheuk is now an adjunct associate professor at the University of Hong Kong and is actively involved in collaborating with educational institutions to promote technical excellence in engineering.