- Scholarship in 2011 at the California Institute of Technology
CHENG Ming Hei is currently a PhD candidate at the Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering at California Institute of Technology, USA. He obtained his first class honors bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Hong Kong. During his PhD study, he was awarded the Croucher Scholarship (2011-2013) and the George W. Housner Earthquake Engineering Research Fellowship (2008).
He is working on a project called Community Seismic Network. He is interested in the development of low-cost USB seismometer for the public to examine building responses during earthquakes. He tries to predict the behaviors of buildings and human comfort level for future earthquakes.