Ir Toni ZEN - Young Engineer of the Year Award 2003

Ir Toni Zen’s aspiration is to attend to the physical tangible and emotional needs of the underprivileged and to learn from their strengths. She is currently a voluntary worker and a social worker offering home improvements, school construction, counselling, and other humanitarian services in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Southeast Asia.

As a civil engineer, Toni has Master’s Degrees in Civil Engineering (Traffic Engineering), Law, Business Administration and Financial Analysis. She has actively participated in developing the typical Traffic Control and Surveillance System (TCSS) that has been adopted on several open highways in Hong Kong. She is also one of the founding Council Members of Intelligent Transport Systems - Hong Kong.

Ir Prof Alan LAU - Young Engineer of the Year Award 2004

Ir Prof Alan Lau is currently the Alex Wong/Gigi Wong Endowed Professor in Product Design Engineering and Associate Dean of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Rising from being a simple technical apprentice to becoming a sales engineer, Ir Prof Lau always followed a path of continuous learning. After being recognised as the professional engineer, Ir Prof Lau put much effort into his doctoral research. He is eager to share his professional knowledge and experience through teaching and organising talks and seminars to help young people broaden their horizons.

Ir Prof Lau has also been involved in organising many local and international conferences. He is also the Chairman of the 1st International Conference on Multifunctional Materials and Structures. His professional achievements have been recognised by his election to the membership of the European Academy of Sciences in 2007. Apart from his academic achievement, he has also been working hard to seek industrial funding to support his university’s teaching activities. Since 2006, he has received over HK$4 million from the industry to organise out-of-classroom activities for engineering students.

Ir Raymond POON - Young Engineer of the Year Award 2005

Ir Raymond Poon is the acting Deputy Director of the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, of the Government of the HKSAR, and has put much effort into crossing disciplinary boundaries. His dedication to both biomedical and electronics engineering works have led to his remarkable achievements in improving the quality of public healthcare services. Ir Poon received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Civil Service Bureau for his selfless dedication to the fight against SARS. He was a core member of the on-site support team for engineering services and life-support equipment at Princess Margaret Hospital and the Hospital Authority Head Office during the SARS outbreak period.

Ir Poon was one of the founding officers in establishing the Hong Kong Branch of the Chinese Institute of Electronics with an aim of facilitating communication between the local professionals and the Mainland engineers. He has also been involved in organising local and international seminars and conferences.

Ir Jenny YEUNG - Young Engineer of the Year Award 2006

Ir Jenny Yeung, currently a Deputy Head of the Geotechnical Engineering Office, Civil Engineering and Development Department, HKSAR Government was the first female Chief Geotechnical Engineer in the Government. She graduated as the first girl from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). After obtaining three professional qualifications in the Civil, Structural and Geotechnical Engineering Disciplines, she pursued her MPhil study at the University of Cambridge on the Chevening-Cambridge Scholarship. Over the years, she has dedicated her expertise in landslide disaster management in Hong Kong. In 2011, Ir Yeung was elected a Member of the Hong Kong Election Committee (Engineering Subsector), and she was awarded the Secretary for the Civil Service’s Commendation in 2012 in recognition of her outstanding service to the Government and the public. She was recently awarded the HKUST’s Outstanding Alumni 2021 of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Ir Yeung has involved heavily in the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers for more than 20 years, taking up various key positions. She was awarded the “Trainee of the Year” and “Young Engineer of the Year” in 1997 and 2006 respectively. Ir Yeung also devotes herself to community service in Hong Kong and Mainland China. She took part actively in a school reconstruction and caring project after the 5•12 Sichuan Earthquake. She currently serves as a mentor of the CEO Global Programme.

Ir Carmen AU - Young Engineer of the Year Award 2007

Ir Carmen Au graduated from The University of Hong Kong, with a first class honours degree in Civil & Structural Engineering, and has been working in large-scale multi-disciplinary infrastructure projects around the globe. She specialises in transportation and aviation projects. Project locations outside Hong Kong include North America, Peru, Japan, Northern Mariana Islands, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and Taiwan, etc. She relocated to the North American office in late 2013. Striving for continuous learning in her engineering profession, Ir Au was conferred with a distinction in her Master of Science degree.

Ir Au has made commendable contributions through her involvement in engineering and community affairs. She is one of the founding members of the China Care Fund, an organisation that reconstructs broken school buildings and provides educational assistance to students in poverty stricken villages and remote mountainous regions in the Mainland. Ir Au has also devoted herself to the alumni association for young engineers by organising career talks, graduate mentorship scheme and overseas field trips. She is eager to share her professional knowledge and experience with youngsters to help broaden their horizons. In recognition of her professional volunteer service, Ir Au was selected for the HKIE Grand Leadership Award 2010.

Ir Dr Albert KO - Young Engineer of the Year Award 2008

Ir Dr Albert Ko is an engineer, educator, humanitarian worker and an entrepreneur. His research focuses on artificial intelligence and search and rescue robots. He is a co-founder of INSIGHT Robotics, one of the most successful robotics companies in Hong Kong, which specialises in safeguarding natural resources and infrastructures through intelligent threat detection robots. The company was named Global Entrepreneur of the Year by IBM in 2015.

Outside the laboratory, Ir Dr Ko is an experienced humanitarian relief worker. He was the first Hong Kong engineer to join Médecins Sans Frontières’ field missions in 2000. He volunteered to work in South Sudan during the South Sudanese Civil War, Uzbekistan during 911, Indonesia during the South Asia Tsunami, Pakistan during the Kashmir earthquake, and in Sichuan during the Wenchuan earthquake. He also served as a board member and an advisor for major international relief organisations, including Médecins Sans Frontières and the Hong Kong Red Cross. Throughout his career, he has travelled to over 100 cities in 25 countries.

Ir Dr Ko is keen on promoting volunteerism and global citizenship to the younger generation. He joined The University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 2006 and is concurrently the Director of the Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre and Deputy Master of Chi Sun College of HKU. His awards include Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award 2007, the Hong Kong Humanity Award 2008, Outstanding Volunteer Awards 2008 and the Hong Kong Spirit Ambassadors 2010.

Ir Crystal HO - Young Engineer of the Year Award 2009

Ir Crystal Ho graduated with Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Environmental Engineering from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and is now the Design Manager – Civil in the MTR Corporation Limited. Ir Ho has made commendable contributions as an engineer through her involvement in engineering and community affairs. She was the Chairman of the Young Members Committee of the HKIE in Session 2008/2009, and led a group of 18 committee members to promulgate activities of a technical and social nature for other young engineers. She participated in the HKIE School Ambassadors Programme to provide the younger generation with an early and better understanding of the engineering industry. As a School Ambassador, she coordinated the presentation materials for the “Hong Kong People Engineering Wonders” and “Engineering a Sustainable Hong Kong” presentations for school talks.

Ir Ho was a team leader in the Working Group to Yunnan province on the Mainland to conduct site inspection for broken school buildings in remote mountainous regions. She also played an active role in the 5·12 Sichuan rebuilding projects and collaborated with other young engineers to form the “5·12 Young Engineers Alliance” to provide assistance in relief and reconstruction work in Sichuan.

Ir Mandy LEUNG - Young Engineer of the Year Award 2010

Ir Mandy Leung is the Associate Director – Asset Development of CLP Power Hong Kong Limited, where she formulates strategies and oversees the design and control of development and implementation of all design specifications and engineering standards for the Company’s power system equipment. Ir Leung is an Electrical Engineer by training and has held responsible posts across a wide range of strategic planning and regulatory functions including the development of environmental compliance strategies and renewable energy policies for the Company. Ir Leung graduated with Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from The University of Hong Kong, and is also a holder of business administration and law degrees. She is now a Council Member of the HKIE, and the first Chairlady of the HKIE Electrical Division.

Ir Leung is also actively serving the community for nurture of the younger generation. She is appointed to the Curriculum Development Council of the Education Bureau, and is a member of the Standing Committee on STEM Education to review curriculum policies and promote initiatives on STEM education.

Ir Harry LEE – Young Engineer of the Year Award 2011

Ir Harry Lee graduated from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) with Bachelor and Master Degrees, in Chemical Engineering, and is now a Principal Engineer at Binnies (UK) Limited. Ir Lee utilised his chemical engineering expertise to successfully deliver many environmental and engineering studies in Hong Kong. Among these were the Hong Kong pilot desalination plant, the reclaimed water demonstration plant in the North District, Tai Po Water Treatment Works Stream II expansion, Harbour Area Treatment Scheme (HATS) Stage 2A upgrading works, Tseung Kwan O desalination plant, and Anderson Road grey water treatment plant - all of which aspired to provide a cleaner water environment and more sustainable use of water. Beyond Hong Kong, Ir Lee has also been invited to work on various water projects in Singapore, the Maldives, and the Philippines to improve the water supply for local communities. He is currently working on water environmental studies and asset engineering projects under the AMP7 period for water companies in the UK.

Ir Lee is keen on serving the Engineering Industry. He has served in the HKIE Chemical Discipline Advisory Panel for many years. As a registered mentor with the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), he is actively involved in various training and mentoring programmes to help enlighten and nurture junior engineers with his own experience.

Ir Leo CHAN – Young Engineer of the Year Award 2012

Ir Leo Chan has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Engineering from the University of British Columbia, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Bradford and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from The University of Hong Kong. As an information engineer by training, Ir Chan currently is a senior engineer at the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, where he leads a technical team in providing operation and maintenance service for electrical and mechanical systems at major public health care venues in the Hong Kong West cluster.

Ir Chan is committed to serving the HKIE and the community. He was the Chairman of the HKIE Young Members Committee in 2009/2010 and was also a Grand Leadership Award winner under the HKIE Volunteers Service Accreditation Programme. Throughout the years, Ir Chan has organised many learned society functions to foster better connections with both local and overseas young professionals in different countries.

Ir Chan is also a Council Member of the HKIE, the Honorary Secretary of the Hong Kong Association of Energy Engineers and the Honorary Treasurer of the HKIE Information Technology Division.

Ir Dr Johnny CHEUK – Young Engineer of the Year Award 2013

Ir Dr Johnny Cheuk received his BEng (Civil and Structural Engineering) and MPhil (Civil Engineering) from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1999 and 2001, respectively. He also obtained a PhD in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Cambridge in 2005. As a Vice President for Geotechnical, Hong Kong in AECOM, Ir Dr Cheuk handles a wide spectrum of geotechnical projects for public and private clients. Given his expertise in geotechnics, Ir Dr Cheuk is often engaged in technically demanding projects. A good example is his study of the performance of soil nails in loose fill slopes which was conducted for the Geotechnical Engineering Office of the Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD). Being an advocate of geotechnical engineering, Ir Dr Cheuk has published over 50 technical articles and won numerous international awards, including the Tan Swan Beng Best Paper Award of the Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society, the R.M. Quigley Honourable Mention of the Canadian Geotechnical Society and the British Geotechnical Association (BGA) Medal.

Ir Dr Cheuk is committed to serving the HKIE and the community. He is currently Deputy Chairman of the HKIE Geotechnical Division and Past President of the Hong Kong Geotechnical Society. He has been involved in part-time research supervision and has also taught at various local universities since graduation. He is now an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering of The University of Hong Kong.

Ir Bryan SO – Young Engineer of the Year Award 2014

Ir Bryan So received his BEng (Major in Mechanical and Automation Engineering, Minor in Computer Science) from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2001 and his MSc (Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management) from The University of Hong Kong in 2006.

Ir Bryan So is the Senior Manager of the Chow Yuk Ho Technology Centre for Innovative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), which aims to improve clinical care through innovation and development by engineering and medicine interdisciplinary collaboration and medical technologies transfer into clinical practice. Prior to joining CUHK, Bryan was the Deputy General Manager and Principal Consultant of the Hong Kong Productivity Council, responsible for medical technology development, medical device quality management, risk management systems and regulatory affairs consultancy, precision machining, 3D printing, advanced optics and smart health business. As a Registered Professional Biomedical Engineer and Adjunct Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering, Bryan served as co-principal investigator in various medtech R&D projects, covering the sub-specialties of orthopedics, dermatology, prosthodontic and surgery. Bryan has been serving the Asian Harmonization Working Party (AHWP) on medical device regulatory convergence since 2008, and he is currently the Executive Secretary General of AHWP. Ir So’s skill in solving medical problems through innovative engineering solutions won him the HKIE Innovation Awards for Young Members 2014 - Grand Prize (Category I).

Ir Dr Ken CHAN – Young Engineer of the Year Award 2015

Ir Dr Ken Chan received his BEng (Electrical Energy System Engineering) and MSc (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) from the University of Hong Kong in 2003 and 2005 respectively. He also obtained a PhD in Construction Management from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2016, His research focused on the implementation of the partnering concept in Hong Kong for enhancing engineering project performance.

Ir Dr Chan began his engineering career as a graduate trainee at CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd (CLP) in 2003. As an Engineer I in CLP, Ir Dr Chan leads a team of engineers to implement distribution network projects in Lantau, Peng Chau and Cheung Chau, to provide a reliable and timely electricity supply to major infrastructure and residential developments in these areas. He advocates adopting an innovative approach and cross-disciplinary collaboration to cope with engineering challenges. One example is his innovative proposal for combining the procedures of civil construction and electrical installations during the construction of an earth mat, a facility that can protect power systems. This innovative proposal won him a Certificate of Merit in the HKIE Innovation Awards for Young Members 2009. Over the last decade, Ir Dr Chan has assumed an active role in promoting engineering to the younger generation and the general public, as well as being committed to serving the HKIE and the community. He is keen on encouraging young professionals to get involved in community affairs and social issues for the betterment of Hong Kong. To that end, Ir Dr Chan has initiated various discussions between policymakers and young professionals.

Ir Dr Philip PONG – Young Engineer of the Year Award 2016

Ir Dr Pong received the Stephen Kam Chuen Cheong Memorial Scholarship for his bachelor studies in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Hong Kong (HKU), where he graduated with first class honours. He then received the Cambridge Overseas Trust Scholarship and the Overseas Research Students Award of the United Kingdom, which enabled him to pursue a PhD in engineering at the University of Cambridge. He is now an Associate Professor at the HKU’s Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He strives to provide his students with an outstanding engineering education and has received the HKU’s Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award.

Ir Dr Pong is committed to serving the HKIE and the community. He is a Committee Member of the HKIE Electronics Division and a HKIE School Ambassador. He serves on a number of government committees under the Education Bureau and Development Bureau and he led engineering undergraduates on the 5.12 Sichuan Post-Earthquake School Reconstruction Project. He actively engages with the global engineering community and is the Founding Chairman of the IEEE Magnetics Society – Hong Kong Chapter.

Ir Stanley Siu – Young Engineer of the Year Award 2017

Ir Stanley Siu received his BEng (Medical Engineering) and his MPhil (Biomedical Engineering) from The University of Hong Kong. Working at Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD), Ir Siu strives to enhance the quality of public healthcare services through innovative engineering solutions. His contributions include the introduction of digital dental radiography to public dental services and the development of a certification course for biomedical technicians. His outstanding performance was recognised with the EMSD Director’s Commendation twice between 2015 and 2017.

Ir Siu is committed to serving the HKIE and the engineering profession. He has organised many professional events and has volunteered for the World Health Organisation and Asian Harmonisation Working Party on the dissemination and harmonisation of medical technologies. Ir Siu is also devoted to community service, and has served on the Steering Committee of the “Growing Partner” mentorship scheme under The Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong. He is also a volunteer with the Association for Engineering and Medical Volunteer Services and is the Deputy District Rotaract Representative (2010/2011) of the Rotary International District 3450. In addition, he teaches at local universities with biomedical engineering programmes as a visiting lecturer.

Ir Regis CHEE – Young Engineer of the Year Award 2018

Ir Regis Chee received his BEng (Civil and Structural Engineering) from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Master of Public Administration from The University of Hong Kong.

Ir Chee is a civil and geotechnical engineer by profession and is currently a geotechnical engineer at the Geotechnical Engineering Office of the Civil Engineering and Development Department. With over 17 years of experience spanning across the sectors of international design consultancy, public corporation and civil service, Ir Chee has been dedicating to the sustainable development of Hong Kong, with particular focus on protecting the public from landslide hazards through effective management of landslip prevention and mitigation works, and innovative public education strategies in recent years.

Ir Chee is committed to serving the HKIE, the engineering profession and the community. He is one of the first six members under the President’s Apprentice Scheme, now retitled the President’s Protégé Scheme. He offers long service to the Young Members Committee, the Civil Division and the Geotechnical Division of the HKIE. He is a co-founder of the TOUCH Community, the Catholic youth group which focuses on the formation of faith development of youth in Catholicism since 2002, and the founding vice chairman of the Hong Kong Hymnos Festival Society, a non-profit organisation established since 2020.

Ir Clare LUK – Young Engineer of the Year Award 2019

Ir Clare Luk graduated from The University of Sheffield, the United Kingdom in 2008 with first-class honours in MEng in Mechanical Engineering. She then obtained an MSc in Building Services Engineering from The University of Hong Kong in 2012.

Working in the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD), she regulated the safety of lifts and escalators, and assisted in the law drafting of the new Lifts and Escalators Ordinance between 2010 and 2012. Ir Luk also strives to safeguard public safety by enhancing the gas safety control of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) vehicles through innovative engineering solutions. Her outstanding performance was recognised by the EMSD Director’s commendation in 2013.

Ir Luk is committed to serving the HKIE and the engineering profession. She delivered various talks to promote gas safety of LPG vehicles to the trade and public. She has been serving the Gas & Energy Division of the HKIE for more than 10 years. She was one of the first six members under the President’s Apprentice Scheme, now retitled to the President’s Protégé Scheme.

Ir Luk devotes herself to serving the community and promoting the beauty of engineering to the community. She has continuously served in the EMSD’s open days and safety carnivals and was a columnist in the SCMP Young Post Initiative to nurture the younger generations through education.

Ir Tim WONG – Young Engineer of the Year Award 2020

Ir Tim Wong received his Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from McMaster University, Canada in 2008, and Master of Science in Construction Project Management from The University of Hong Kong in 2012.

Working at Arup since 2008, he has been continuously developing his expertise and knowledge in managing large-scale complex infrastructure projects, including the Hong Kong West Drainage Tunnel and Admiralty Integrated Station. His extensive experience in Hong Kong has led to participation in key infrastructure projects in the Greater Bay Area and Southeast Asia, such as Shenzhen Metro Line 4 Extension and Seac Pai Van Light Rail Transit in Macau, to which his recognised contributions have elevated the status of Hong Kong engineers.

Ir Wong is committed to contributing to the HKIE and nurturing the next generation of engineers. He established the first overseas HKIE Student Chapter in Canada. He was one of the ten members under the President’s Protégé Scheme 2010/2011 and co-founded the President’s Protégés Club. In 2012, he was the 2nd Prize of the HKIE Trainee of the Year Award and a Co-opted Committee Member of Civil Division in 2014.

Ir Wong also helps to equip young children with STEM concepts and knowledge as well as raising their awareness of community concerns.

Ir Ivy LEUNG - Young Engineer of the Year Award 2021

Ir Ivy Leung graduated from Imperial College London with a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. She is an electrical and mechanical engineer with the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) of the HKSAR Government, and currently under secondment to the Drainage Services Department (DSD) responsible for public works projects.

With over 10 years of working experience with contractors, in consultancy and in government, Ir Leung is all rounded in managing engineering projects from planning and design, construction and installation, to operation and maintenance. She strives to apply sustainable and innovative ideas and designs to various large scale environmental engineering projects, including the Stonecutters Island Sewage Treatment Works, Integrated Waste Management Facilities and the Tai Po Water Treatment Works to enhance operational efficiency and achieve sustainability. Her contribution to these projects has been well recognised through prestigious company awards.

Ir Leung has been proactive in serving the HKIE for years. She was selected as one of the ten members under the President’s Protégés Scheme 2011/2012 and won Third Prize in the Trainee of the Year Award in 2012. As the Chairlady of the President’s Protégés Club (PPC) in 2015, she led teams of young engineers in organising engineering exploration programmes and career sharing with young talents in STEM development. She also served as one of the members of the panel of judges for the Robocon Hong Kong Contests to support young talent in robotics innovation. In 2016, she was nominated to be the HKIE Executive Observer as a young engineer representative to reflect the views of the young members to the management regarding the continuous development of the Institution. She was also the Vice-Chairperson of the Activity Sub-committee of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (Hong Kong Branch).

Ir Leung is devoted to contributing to the community and impressively serving the poverty both locally and globally. Her passion has led her to initiate overseas volunteering delegations in the President’s Protégés Club and she has travelled to Cambodia, Nepal, Armenia and Sri Lanka for various construction projects that aimed to improve the quality of life and hygiene conditions of needy families.

Ir TANG Whai Tak - Young Engineer of the Year Award 2022

Ir Tang Whai Tak graduated from Imperial College London in 2009 with a master’s degree in Civil Engineering. In 2017, he obtained a Master of Public Administration from the University of Hong Kong (HKU). In the same year, he received the HKIE Arthur & Louise May Memorial Scholarship to study global policies at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Ir Tang has extensive experience working in various works departments of the HKSAR Government from local projects to large-scale infrastructures, including the Universal Access Programme, Greening Master Plan and the Northern Link. His outstanding performance was recognised by commendation from the Director of Civil Engineering and Development in 2018. Currently as Project Manager of the Chinese Temples Committee, he heads the multi-disciplinary project management section for maintaining historic temples. He is also driving the digital transformation in the asset management of local heritage.

Ir Tang is committed to representing the voice of young engineers by serving at the heart of the Institution as the Chairman of the Young Members Committee in 2018/2019, an Elected Ordinary Member of the Council since 2019, an Executive Member and a Member of the Engineers Registration Board.

Ir Tang strives to foster international connections, having led delegations to the mainland, ASEAN countries, the Middle East and the U.S. In 2019, he gathered practitioners from eight economies and hosted a three-day International Young Engineers Exchange Forum in Hong Kong. He now represents Hong Kong on the Standing Committee on Young Engineers/Future Leaders of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations, collaborating to promote the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.