Aecom geotechnical engineer Johnny Cheuk was named 2013 Young Engineer of the Year by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) yesterday.
According to HKIE, the award recognises outstanding young engineers who have made commendable engineering achievements and valuable contributions to the continuous development of Hong Kong.
Cheuk specialises in slope engineering, deep excavations and modelling of soil-structure interaction and has work on a number of high profile Hong Kong projects including the West Kowloon Terminus of the MTR Express Rail Link.
Cheuk’s efforts to raise the profile of geotechnical engineering, both in Hong Kong and internationally, helped him to secure the award, according to HKIE.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology graduate has undertaken a PhD at the University of Cambridge and is also an associate professor at the University of Hong Kong and is actively involved in collaborating with educational institutions to promote technical excellence in engineering.