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Irene Man Chi Lo

Irene Man Chi Lo

Professor
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
China

Biography

Irene M. C. Lo is currently a full professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and has been joining HKUST since 1992. Prof. Lo is an elected Academician of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA). She is the first Hong Kong scholar inducted into the EASA. She is an elected Fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (FHKIE), and elected Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (FASCE), She received her Ph.D. degree in Civil (Environmental) Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992. She is also Adjunct Professor of Tongji University, Tianjin University, Jilin University and Harbin Institute of Technology in China. She had been Visiting Professor of Technical University of Denmark and the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Prof. Lo was the recipient of the 2004 ASCE James Croes Medal, the 2007 ASCE Samuel Arnold Greeley Award, the 2008 EWRI Best Practice-Oriented Paper Award, the 2009 ASCE Wesley W Horner Award, and the 2012 ASCE EWRI Best Practice-Oriented Paper Award. Prof. Lo has held 2 Patents, edited 7 technical books, and published over 260 SCI journal articles and conference papers with citation about 4500 and H-index of 35. Her research areas include remediation technologies for river sediment, contaminated soils and groundwater; magnetic nano- and microparticles for environmental pollution control; pollutant migration in soils; and waste treatment and management.

Research Interest

Energy, Environmental Engineering: Environmental Sustainability, Environmental Engineering: Solid/hazardous Waste Management & Recycling/reuse, Environmental Engineering: Water & Wastewater Treatment Technologies, Green Building & Sustainable Development, Infrastructure Development & Planning, Nano Technology