Meet the Hong Kong Branch committee

Kelvin Choi, President

Kelvin Choi is a Fellow of the Institution (FIMMM) and has years’ experience specializing in tunneling, blasting and geotechnical - design and construction works. He worked in Contractor and Consultant to supervise various engineering works and participated in local and overseas tunneling projects. He was awarded the memberships in the IStructE, ICE and HKIE, together with registration as Chartered Engineer. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Civil, Structural and Geotechnical Discipline.  He is currently working as Senior Design Manager of Dragages Hong Kong Ltd and responsible to oversee design of the Hong Kong longest road tunnels projects – Contract No. CV/2012/08 – Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point Site Formation and Infrastructure Works – Contract 2 [Email: kelvin.choi@dragageshk.com]

 

 

YC Lam, Honorary Secretary

Being a geotechnical engineer with over 20 years’ experience, Mr YC Lam has been involved in many geotechnical works such as site formation, slope upgrading / inspection works, foundation design, road & drain design, and trenchless excavation. He also specialises in tunnelling and involved in many major projects such as MTRC - SIL(E) & West Rail, Cable Tunnels, HyD Tunnels, and CEDD Drainage Tunnel. He has hands-on experience for TBM, Drill & Blast, micro-tunnelling (Pipe jacking and horizontal directional drilling) and Cut & Cover tunnel design. In fact, YC had been serving the council as co-opted member and council member in the past during 2002 to 2009. It is his pleasure and honor to contribute his support to the Institute in the coming service period. [Email: YC.Lam@ch2m.com]

 

 

Tim Leung, Honorary Treasurer

Tim Leung is a General Manager with Paul Y. Construction Company Limited, a Chartered Engineer with 27 years professional experience, specializing in civil infrastructure construction and design and a Fellow member of IMMM (FIMMM). As of his contributions to the IOM3, Tim received the “Institute’s International Medal” in recognition of his ongoing contribution to the local Branch and promotion of the IOM3 outside the UK and both regionally in Hong Kong and globally.  Tim also received the “Local Society of the Year (Large) Medal” on behalf of the Hong Kong Branch of the IOM3.  Apart from his commitment to the IOM3(HK) Branch service, Tim has made significant contribution in the Civil Engineering industry in Hong Kong, through his involvement in the Central-Wan Chai Bypass (CWB) tunnel project which resulted in winning the most important category “Tunnelling Project of the Year (over $500M)” in the NCE Tunnelling Awards 2016. In addition, the CWB tunnel project was also shortlisted in two other categories of Specialist Tunnelling Project of the Year and Community Engagement of the NCE Tunnelling Awards 2016, and for Major Tunnelling Project of the Year 2016 at the ITA Tunnelling Awards. [Email: timleung@pyengineering.com ]

 

 

Guy Bridges, Council Member

Guy is a Director with Aecom Asia Co. Ltd, specializing in tunnel design and construction.  He graduated as a mining geologist, and has spent the last 20 years in the tunnelling industry in the UK and Hong Kong. He has been an active member of the Hong Kong Branch of the IoM3 for the last 10 years, was a key participant in the organisation of events such as the tunnelling and underground construction conferences and young persons lecture competitions.
Ever since a summer placement where Guy was employed as a miner in a Cornish tin mine, he has been involved in projects utilising blasting for excavation of tunnels and site formations.  Since arriving in Hong Kong, Guy has gained first hand experience of tunnel and surface blasting, with experience gained from projects such as the Jordan Valley site formation, Ocean Park site formation and tunnels, HATS Stage 2A, Express Rail Link (XRL), Shatin to Central Line (SCL), and the relocation of Shatin sewage treatment works into caverns.
  
[Email: guy.bridges@aecom.com]

 

 

Jennifer Haigh, Council Member

Jennifer Haigh has over 10 years’ experience in the field of environmental engineering, working on projects in the UK, Australia, Hong Kong and China. She graduated as a Mining, Petroleum and Environmental Engineer from Imperial College and applied this degree to the water treatment field. She is currently Industrial Water Business Development Manager for Veolia in China, specialising in the oil and gas sector.

Jennifer has been involved with IOM3 since her student days when she was the IC student representative. [Email: jennifer.haigh@veolia.com]

 

 

Lawrence Lee, Council Member

Lawrence is now currently working as Senior Construction Engineer in MTR and responsible for Lei Tung Station and Tunnels with Drill and Blast method and Cut and Cover section involving substantial geotechnical and civil works. Before he joined MTR, he worked as Resident Blasting Supervisor in Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Ltd. in Development at Anderson Road project since 2008. Before he joined consultant firm, Lawrence worked in one of the leading main contractor in Hong Kong, Dragages Hong Kong Ltd. over 12 years and participated in several tunnel projects, KCRC West Rail DB320 Tsing Tsuen Tunnel using Earth Pressure Balance Tunnel Boring Machine, CLP Tsz Wan Shan Cable Tunnel using Compressed Air Tunnel Boring Machine and Ocean Park Funicular Tunnel using Drill & Blast Method. [Email: lawthlee@mtr.com.hk]

 

 

Min Wang, Council Member
Min Wang has been a member of IOM3 (formerly Institute of Metals) since 1988 and was elected FIM in 2001 (now FIMMM). Currently, he is a tenured professor in The University of Hong Kong (http://web.hku.hk/~memwang). His research focuses on biomedical materials. He actively participates in professional society activities and has served as Chairman of the Biomedical Division of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. When he was in Singapore, he was Honorary Secretary (1998–2001) of Institute of Materials (East Asia). He has been a Council Member of HKIE, WACBE, IFMBE, etc. He has served in the Editorial Board of 18 international, printed journals and is the founding Series Editor of SPRIGER NATURE’s Springer Series in Biomaterials Science and Engineering books. [Email: memwang@hku.hk ]

 

 

Roy Hung, Council Member

Roy is a Senior Geotechnical Engineer in the Mines Division of GEO, Government of the HKSAR.  As a Chartered Engineer, he is a corporate member of the HKIE in Structural, Civil, Geotechnical and Materials disciplines, with over 17 years of professional experience principally in the geotechnical and tunnelling fields. In recent years, he has been working mainly on projects related to rock quarries and cavern developments. Apart from this, he is also a concrete technologist experienced in developing materials specifications and testing standards. [Email: kchung@cedd.gov.hk]

 

 

 

George Ho, Council Member

George Ho is an Associate (Engineering Geologist) in Aecom Asia Co. Ltd with more than 18 years experience in a variety of geotechnical assessments including cavern, tunnel and slope design, as well as geotechnical construction (tunnel & site formation) works and GI planning and supervision. He has been involved with the Hong Kong Branch since 2005, as a committee member of IOM3-YMC at the beginning then as an Ordinary member and a Co-opted member of the Council. [Email: george.ho@aecom.com]

 

 

Alberto Dias, Co-opted Council Member

Alberto is a Fellow of the Institute and is currently Technical Director at Jacobs China Ltd. specialising in the fields of geomorphology, terrain evaluation, aerial photograph interpretation and in the application of GIS to the field of engineering.

He has been involved with the Hong Kong Branch since 2005, initially as Honorary Secretary then as President and Honorary Treasurer. [Email: alberto_dias@hotmail.com]

 

 

Billy Siu, Co-opted Council Member

Billy is a geotechnical engineer at AECOM, primarily working on underground projects. He is currently working on Tseung Kwan O – Lam Tin Tunnel as a Senior Resident Engineer.  Billy graduated in Civil and Structural Engineering from HKUST, and went on for postgraduate study in Geotechnical Engineering at HKU. Billy has served the council both as an Ordinary member and a Co-opted member for the past 4 years, and will continue to offer the Hong Kong Branch council and members his full support. [Email: Billy.wl.siu@tko-ltt1-aecom.com]

 

 

Ivan Sham, Co-opted Council Member 
Dr. Ivan Sham is the R&D Director of Construction and Building Materials sector at Nano & Advanced Materials Institute (NAMI). He is responsible for the strategic technology developments of the sector and collaborations with the construction industries and academia. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the HK University of Science & Technology and MBA from the University of Strathclyde (UK), with major in innovation management. His research interests include advanced fibre reinforced and nanostructured composites materials, concrete materials, surface modifications and finite element analysis. Dr. Sham has 50+ publications in international peer reviewed journals/conferences, 12+ granted patents in US/CN, and 10 local/international awards. [Email: ivansham@nami.org.hk]

 

 

Louis Wong, Co-opted Council Member 

Dr Louis Wong (BSc, HKU; PhD, MIT) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He is also the Programme Director of the Master of Science in the field of Applied Geosciences and Postgraduate Diploma in Earth Sciences. He was previously the Assistant Chair (Academic) in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. His teaching and research interests are in engineering geology, rock mechanics and underground engineering. He is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment (Springer). He won the Richard Wolter’s Prize from the International Association of Engineering Geology and Environment in 2014. [Email: LNYWONG@hku.hk