On October 2, Profs. Ng and Choi were presented an honourable mention of the RM Quigley Award in Ottawa.

Profs Ng and Choi’s paper “Large-scale successive boulder impacts on a rigid barrier shielded by gabions” (Ng, C. W. W., Choi, C. E., SU, A. Y., Kwan, J. S. H. & Lam, C. Canadian Geotechnical Journal 53 (10) 1688-1699) was voted by 99 board members as the number two best paper published in the Canadian Geotechnical Journal in 2016, out of a total of 296.

The Canadian Geotechnical Journal is one of the world’s top 3 geotechnical journals, and the RM Quigley Award, established in 1963, recognizes considerable contributions and achievements to the advancement of the geotechnical field. This is the first time a fully Hong Kong team has won the honor.

A few days later, Profs. Ng and Choi went to London to collect the Telford Premium Prize for Best Paper in 2017.