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Prof. Joseph H.W. LEE

President of IAHR, currently Vice-Chancellor and President of Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST). Prof J.H.W. Lee is a native of Hong Kong and received his university and postgraduate education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After three years of teaching as Assistant Professor at the University of Delaware he joined the University of Hong Kong (HKU), where he rose through the ranks to Redmond Chair Professor of Civil Engineering in 1996. At HKU, he was Dean of Engineering from 2000 to 2003, and Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Staffing) from 2004-2010. He then served as Vice-President for Research and Graduate Studies and Chair Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at HKUST (2010-2016), followed by appointments as Elman Family Professor of Engineering and Public Policy (2017-18), and Senior Advisor to the President (2018-2020). He is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences and Honorary Professor of Nankai University and Hohai University. He was elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering, United Kingdom in 2008, and was bestowed Honorary Membership by the IAHR in 2015.