I am very honored and delighted to be elected as Chairman for Session 2015/2016. On behalf of the Materials Division, I would like to take this opportunity to extend a warm welcome to all members.


Materials Engineering has been one of the most widely discussed topics in Hong Kong.  The recent review by the HKSAR Government and other related Bodies on Construction Standards is timely and expected to be issues for public interests in coming years.


Our Division, under the excellent leadership of the Past Chairmen, has already laid a sound foundation and taken a lead to address the issues, notably by organizing technical meetings etc. The Division shall in this Session organize more talks and conference on the subject and other materials engineering related subject.


The Division is mindful of the need to identify young hopefuls, and inspire them to pursue materials engineering as their career and ultimately become a member of the HKIE. With this in mind, the Division will continue to organize a series of relevant and value-added technical talks, seminars and visits to meet the needs and expectation of members.


Finally, I must say that the Division is very fortunate to have in place a team of highly dedicated, energetic and resourceful Committee members. This together with your continued guidance, positive advice, encouragement, and active support, I am confident that we can have another fruitful year so that our Division can grow from strength to strength.