Plenary Keynote Speakers

Prof Joseph H.W. LEE
Fellow, Royal Academy of Engineering, UK;
Senior Advisor to the President, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China;
President, The International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR)

Prof J.H.W. Lee is Senior Advisor to the President and Vice-President for Research and Graduate Studies (2010-2016), the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He is the Chief Editor of the Journal of Hydro-environment Research (JHER) and the President of the International Association for Hydro-environment Engineering and Research (IAHR). Prof Lee is recognized internationally for his contributions in hydraulic engineering and has received many awards that include the ASCE Hunter Rouse Hydraulic Engineering Award (2009), the Hilgard Hydraulic Prize (2013), the 2010 China State Scientific and Technological Progress Award (Second Class, PI), and the Croucher Senior Research Fellowship (1998). He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering of the UK, and past President of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences. He is a member of the Science and Technology Committee of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, and the Chairman of the Assessment Panel of the Hong Kong Public Policy Research Scheme.