University Recognition to SENG Faculty

A vibrant body of educators is the backbone of HKUST, and university-wide honors have been established to acknowledge this mantra and applaud faculty members from different schools who have helped reinvent education on the whole by virtue of their exceptional teaching philosophies and methodologies. And along the history of HKUST, such prestigious honors have time and again been bestowed upon SENG faculty members from different engineering disciplines. This has attested to our teaching community’s enduring devotion to quality and inventive education.

Michael G Gale Medal for Distinguished Teaching

The Michael G Gale Medal for Distinguished Teaching at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology was established by the University Council in 1994 to commemorate the late Founding Council Member, Mr. Michael G. GALE, for his distinguished service and outstanding contributions to the development of the University.

The Medal is awarded each year at the University's Congregation to a member of the academic staff who best exemplifies continued pursuit of excellence, devotion to teaching, and the ability to inspire and motivate others. The recipient is representative of the high quality of teaching and learning that the University offers and promotes.

For more details of the Medal and a full list of the awardees, visit the Quality Assurance of the University.

Prof. SONG Shenghui

Prof. SONG Shenghui

Recipient of Michael G Gale Medal for Distinguished Teaching Award 2018

Award Recipients from School of Engineering





Prof. SONG Shenghui

Electronic and Computer Engineering


Prof. David ROSSITER

Computer Science and Engineering


Prof. WOO Kam-Tim

Electronic and Computer Engineering


Prof. CHAN Chun-Man

Civil and Environmental Engineering


Prof. Amine BERMAK

Electronic and Computer Engineering


Prof. Mordecai J. GOLIN

Computer Science and Engineering


Prof. Irene M. C. LO

Civil Engineering


Prof. Ben YOUNG

Civil Engineering


Prof. Andrew B. HORNER

Computer Science


Prof. Khaled BEN LETAIEF

Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Prof. Mark J. DAVIDSON

Civil Engineering


Common Core Teaching Excellence Award

The implementation of the Common Core Program provides students with an exciting and excellent opportunity to enrich their undergraduate educational experience. The successful delivery of this Common Core Program depends on the contribution of instructors, together with the full support from their School and department / unit, in developing and teaching a good collection of common core courses.

The Common Core Teaching Excellence Award is established in 2016 to recognize outstanding common core course instructors who have made substantial contribution to the design and / or the teaching of exemplary common core courses, and to promote these courses to the students in the University community.

For more details of the Award and a full list of the awardees, visit the Center for Education Innovation of the University.

Prof. Thomas HU

Prof. Thomas HU

Recipient of Common Core Teaching Excellence Award 2018

Award Recipients from School of Engineering

Common Core Teaching Excellence Award (2016-2018)

Year  Recipient Department
2018 Prof. Thomas HU Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Honorable Mention

Year Recipient Department
2017 Prof. Marshal LIU Chemical and Biological Engineering
2016 Prof. Ben CHAN  Civil and Environmental Engineering
2016 Prof. Raymond WONG Computer Science and Engineering

Common Core Course Excellence Award 2015

The Honorable Mention
Environmental Quality Control and Improvement (CIVL 1140)
by Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering