HKUST PG Programs 2023-24 for School of Engineering

School of SCIENCE 6 Slope Safety in Changing Climate Slope failuremechanisms, multi-scale numerical methods, green risk mitigation measures, AI assisted monitoring system, landslide risk analysis and management, and landslide early warning. Green Building and Intelligent Construction Materials Green building design standards, eco-friendly materials and technologies, cement-based functional materials, recycling of construction mater ial s , green retrof i t and renovat ion technologies, optimization of energy and water usage, and nanotechnology in concrete design. Environmental, Water Resources and Energy Studies Innovative physical, chemical and biological water and wastewater treatment processes, environmental quality management, remediation of contaminated soils and groundwater, mixing and transport phenomena of pollutants in natural and man-made systems, water resources management and engineer ing, stochastic optimization of water quality and resources and environmental fluid mechanics. Cl imate change model l ing, carbon zero, decarbonization, energy harvesting, and clean energy. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Research Foci GREAT Smart Cities One major research focus is on GREAT Smart Cities. The acronym GREAT stands for: • Green: cities planned with due considerations for life-cycle environmental impacts, natural resources consumption (e.g. air, water, energy, materials) and wastes generation and treatment. • Resilient: cities developed with infrastructure capacities and system redundancies to manage disruptions without severely affecting their essential functioning. • Empowering: cities designed for people, empowering well-being, efficiency, innovation, and productive partnerships. • Adaptable: cities designed with their infrastructure and systems adaptable to changes in new technology (e.g. autonomous vehicles) and global warming. • Transformative: cities designed for empowering their institutions and citizens to define and reposition their growth directions and strategies. Our objectives are to develop and apply smart tools for the context of GREAT infrastructure planning and development. Through the establishment of a broad platform for developing large-scale projects and interdisciplinary collaborations, jointly we will do GREAT things for future cities. Next Generation Infrastructure Building information modelling (BIM), modular structures, roboticallyconstructedand3Dprinted structures, green bio-composite structures, sensors and smart structures for resilience, smart and sustainable built environment, building-system design and analysis, monitoring and analysis of highway bridges, wind and seismic engineering, geotechnical engineering, transportation system modeling and operation, integrated risk and reliability assessment, and infrastructure system enhancement.