Meet the Hong Kong Branch committee

Tim Leung, President

Tim Leung is a Director, General Manager & Head of Civil in Paul Y. Engineering Group and a Chartered Engineer specializing in civil infrastructure construction and design. He plays a leading role in strategic planning, tendering, business development and project management in civil infrastructure in Paul Y. Tim is a Fellow member of IMMM (FIMMM). As of his contributions to the IOM3, Tim was awarded the Institute’s International Medal of the IOM3 in recognition of his contribution to the Branch and promotion of the IOM3 outside the UK and both regionally in Hong Kong and globally. Apart from his commitment to the IOM3 Hong Kong Branch service, Tim has made significant contribution in the 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 and also shortlisted in two other categories of Specialist Tunnelling Project of the Year and Community Engagement of the NCE Tunnelling Awards 2016, and Major Tunnelling Project of the Year 2016 in the ITA Tunnelling Awards. [Email: timleung@pyengineering.com ]

 

 

Jennifer Haigh, Honorary Secretary

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]

 

 

YC Lam, Honorary Treasurer

Being a geotechnical engineer with 24 years of 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 Hong Kong Link Road, Central Wanchai Bypass, Tuen Mun Chek Lap Kok Link, Trunk Road T2, MTRC - SIL(E), West Rail, Shatin Central Link, CLP - Cable Tunnels and Po Shan Drainage Tunnel. He has hands-on experience for TBM, Drill & Blast, micro-tunnelling (Pipe jacking and horizontal directional drilling) and Cut & Cover tunnel design. YC was the immediate past Honorary Secretary and 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@atkinsglobal.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]

 

 

Kelvin Choi, Council Member

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]

 

 

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 20 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]

 

 

Justin Taylor, Council Member

Justin is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Geological Society and a Fellow of The Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining. He is an advocate of tunnelling project risk and commercial management and has presented in many forums in Asia, utilising his experience from working for main contractors.

He has over 26 years of experience in the engineering and project management of multi-discipline infrastructure projects, favouring underground development employing drill and blast and TBM techniques in a variety of complex  geological and geotechnical conditions. 

He was Chairman of the Hong Kong Institute of Engineers (HKIE) - Working Group on Cavern and Tunnel Engineering from 2011-2015 and has been a Member since 2005. He was also a member of the Civil Engineering Development Department (CEDD) - Consultation Group on Blasting Regulation from 2005 to 2015.

Justin has been previously been involved with the IOM3, including the Hong Kong Tunnelling Conference of 2009, where I was and organizing member and presented. In 2014 he was a co-opted council member. [Email: jptaylorhk@gmail.com]

 

 

Franklin To, Council Member

Franklin is a Chartered Engineer with 6 years of experience in civil and geotechnical engineering. He is a professional member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3) and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). He received his Bachelor's Degree in civil engineering from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in year 2014, and his part-time Master’s Degree in geotechnical engineering from the University of Hong Kong in year 2018. 
He has been actively involved in many large-scale underground projects, particularly the Relocation of Sha Tin Sewage Treatment Works to Caverns, Tsueng Kwan O– Lam Tin Tunnel and Trunk Road T2 Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel. His areas of specialisation are predominantly design, construction, site supervision and project management of tunnels, rock caverns, explosives blasting, slope stabilisation, deep foundations, deep excavations and ground investigation works.
Franklin is now a Project Engineer of the Tunnel & Cavern team, Geotechnical at AECOM in Hong Kong. [Email: franklin.to@aecom.com]

 

 

Min Wang, Co-opted 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 ]


 

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

 

 

Nick Cheung, Co-opted Council Member