Ir Prof Irene Lo, JP is currently a Chair Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She is an elected Academician of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, elected Fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, and elected Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. She was appointed by HKSAR Government as Justices of the Peace (JP) in 2017. She was also Adjunct Professor of Tongji University, Tianjin University, Jilin University and Harbin Institute of Technology. She had been Visiting Professor of Technical University of Denmark and the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
She was the recipient of numerous prestigious international research awards, such as 2007 ASCE Samuel Arnold Greeley Award, 2009 ASCE Wesley W Horner Award, and the 2012 ASCE EWRI Best Practice-Oriented Paper Award. In addition, she received the 2019 Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards in the Natural Science/Technology Advancement by Ministry of Education, China. She has been invited to give over 45 plenary/keynote speeches at many international conferences in Asia, Europe, Africa, and North America.
Her research interests include advanced oxidation processes and nanoparticles/nanotechnology for environmental applications. Her citation is 18040+ with H-index 74, as reported by Google Scholar.
She was recognized as "Top 2% Scientists in the World” by Stanford university in 2020, 2021 and 2022.