Michael YAM Chi-ho

Head and Professor, Department of Building and Real Estate
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Michael YAM Chi-ho

Professor Yam is currently Head of the Department of Building and Real Estate at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He received his BSc degree in Civil Engineering with Distinction from University of Alberta, Canada and subsequently completed his MSc and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering at the same University.

Professor Yam is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and The Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers. He was appointed Deputy Director and Executive Secretary of the Chinese National Engineering Research Centre for Steel Construction (Hong Kong Branch) which was established in October 2015 with the approval of the Ministry of Science and Technology, People's Republic of China, and support from the Innovation and Technology Commission of the Hong Kong SAR Government. He is also the Vice President of the Hong Kong Constructional Metal Structures Association.

Professor Yam has involved in various accreditation exercises of engineering degrees in Hong Kong representing the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. He was the auditor for the quality audits of sub-degree operations of UGC-funded universities from 2017 to 2019.