Ken Ho, JP 何建生

  • Scholarship in 1984 at Imperial College London

As one of the early cohorts of Croucher Foundation scholars, I pursued my postgraduate research study at Imperial College London in soil mechanics and engineering seismology.  I have since worked on a wide range of international civil engineering projects as a geotechnical and earthquake expert in London with a multi-national consultant, and subsequently in the Hong Kong SAR Government.

As a practitioner, I am pleased to have made contributions to my specialist field over the years with the publication of around 150 technical papers and 2 books.  I have continued to enjoy the challenges of applying my technical expertise to solve practical engineering problems and making advances in both theory and practice. 


After retiring from the post of Deputy Head of the Geotechnical Engineering Office (which is the geotechnical specialist arm of the Hong Kong SAR Government) in early 2022, I am now an Adjunct Professor at The University of Hong Kong as well as Professor of Practice (Geotechnical Engineering) at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  My areas of expertise include disaster mitigation, landslide risk management, together with earthquake engineering, slope engineering, deep foundations and development of underground space. 

I was a Justice of the Peace from 2012 to 2022 and I am currently a council member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers respectively.