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Dissemination Seminar of ICE HKA G&S JP Delegation 2016 and Introduction to Seismicity and Design Ground Motions, Hong Kong

14 September, 2016 | 19:00 - 21:00

Japan Delegation 2016 was successfully held on 6-10 July 2016.
Japan Delegation 2016 was successfully held on 6-10 July 2016.

About this event

The Japan Delegation was successfully held in July 2016, aiming to encourage networking in an international scale. A series of site visits, seminars and meetings with the local engineers and students were arranged to enhance exposure to engineering knowledge.

Through the delegation, participants comprehended how advanced engineering ideas and technologies are applied to the infrastructure projects in Tokyo and how the local professionals overcome the potential challenges during planning and construction, especially with the considerations of seismic and tidal effects. Several delegates will share their learning experience and outcome after taking part in this delegation.

Following the delegates' sharing, ICE HKA G&S is honoured to invite Prof Gang Wang, Associate Professor from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology to deliver a talk on engineering seismology in Hong Kong. He will introduce seismicity and design ground motions in Hong Kong with some real cases. Participants are expected to gain more geological understanding on seismicity and design consideration of modelling ground motion in Hong Kong.


For more information, please contact:

Marco LI
t: 6494 7872
e: marcophli@hotmail.com


  • Capacity: 100
  • Registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis and priority will be given to ICE graduate and student members


Prof Gang WANG

Prof Gang Wang received his BEng and MEng in Hydraulic Engineering from Tsinghua University, China in 1997 and 2000. He obtained PhD in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2005. He joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2008, after being as a consulting engineer at Geomatrix Consultants in California. Presently, he is Associate Professor in Geotechnical Engineering at HKUST.

Prof Wang's research areas focus on geotechnical earthquake engineering, strong motion seismology, soil dynamics, numerical modeling for soil-structure-interaction and micromechanics. His recent research topics include selection of ground motions for earthquake engineering analyses, strong motion characterisation, nonlinear numerical modeling of dynamic soil-pile-structure interaction, application of strong motion data in analysing earthquake-induced slope displacements, advanced constitutive model and numerical sensitivity algorithm for soil liquefaction simulation, and micromechanics of heterogeneous media and granular materials. He is the co-author of a well-received textbook "Introduction to Micromechanics and Nanomechanics", published by World Scientific in 2008.

Prof Wang is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of California, USA, member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) and Seismological Society of America (SSA). He is actively serving the local professional bodies, as Treasurer of ASCE Hong Kong Section and Secretary of the Hong Kong Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (HKSTAM). He is the recipient of 2004 Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Student Oversees and 2009-2010 Li Foundation Heritage Prize.