Prof. C.S. Poon obtained his PhD from Imperial College, London, spent two years as a Post-doctoral Fellows at Oxford University specialising in cement and concrete research. Currently, he is the Chair Professor of Sustainable Construction Materials and Head at the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has been awarded the title of Changjiang Chair Professor by the Ministry of Education. He specialises in the teaching and research of concrete technology, eco-friendly construction materials and waste management. He has published over 400 papers in international journals and conferences (including over 350 international journal papers, and 8 patents). Prof. Poon is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and the Hong Kong Concrete Institute (HKCI). He was a Chairman of HKIE (Environmental Division) and Discipline Representative of the HKIE Environmental Discipline. He has been the President of the HKCI since 2014 and is now the Immediate Past President. Prof. Poon was also a past President of the American Concrete Institute (China) Chapter. He was awarded the State Technological Innovation Award 2017 (2nd Prize).