Ir Prof. J.S. Kuang

Ir Professor J.S. Kuang (鄺君尚教授、工程師) is a Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He received his PhD in engineering science from the University of Cambridge and PhD in civil engineering from The University of Hong Kong. His teaching and research interests are primarily focused on the design and analysis of buildings and structures for seismic resistance, reinforced concrete, tall buildings, and computational modelling and simulation for structural concrete. His outstanding research on seismic resistance of concrete structures has earned him prestigious awards including the Telford Premium, the T.K. Hsieh Award and the Magazine of Concrete Research Prize from the Institution of Civil Engineers, UK, and the HKIE Best Transactions Paper Prizes from the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).

Prof. Kuang is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of ICE, IStructE and HKIE. He was elected as President of the International Society for Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (ISCCBE) in 2010 in Nottingham, UK, and re-elected in 2012 in Moscow, Russia. He served on the Technical Committee for "Code of Practice for Structural Use of Concrete 2013", and on the Review Committee and the Steering Committee for "Code of Practice for Dead and Imposed Loads 2011", and is serving on the Steering Committee for "Code of Practice for Seismic Design in Hong Kong", all of the Buildings Department of the Government of HKSAR.