Teaching and Research
Our Own Water Professional On the Crest of Success

Every city must come to terms with wastewater treatment. It is a measure of its status as a modern urban center. For an overcrowded and high-density metropolis like Hong Kong, the challenge can be quite daunting. But in HKUST’s professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Prof Guang-hao Chen, Hong Kong has a water professional of the highest order.

Prof Chen was recently inducted as a fellow of the International Water Association for his contributions to water science. In the field, he is known for his research interests in sustainable sewage treatment systems, sludge minimization in biotreatment, sewer process modeling, low-cost and compact wastewater treatment technology. This honor confirms HKUST’s research excellence in water science in particular, and environmental engineering in general.