We are deeply saddened to report that Prof Moe M S Cheung, former Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (2003-2009), passed away peacefully in Hong Kong on March 2, 2014, aged 69, with his wife at his side. He joined HKUST in 2003, and under his leadership the department thrived. He enjoyed a distinguished academic career in which he made significant contributions in the areas of finite element and finite strip analysis in civil engineering, particularly in structural and bridge engineering. His outstanding achievements were internationally recognized by numerous awards and honors. He retired in 2011, but remained active in research, teaching and public service. He loved his students and mentored numerous graduate students and younger colleagues. Even after retirement, while in Hong Kong he would come to HKUST almost daily to undertake his research. His wisdom, kindness, and gentle and embracing nature will be sorely missed.