Alan K. T. Lau
Alan K. T. Lau joined the Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Ltd. (HAECO) in 1987, where he was employed as a Craft Apprentice in the aircraft maintenance division for 4 years. He received his B.E. and M.E. degrees in aerospace engineering from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia) in 1996 and 1997, respectively. Within that period, he also worked for General Aviation Maintenance Pty Ltd., Australia, as an Engineer Trainee and for the Corporative Research Centre for Advanced Composite Structures (CRC-ACS), Australia, as a Research Assistant designing a repair scheme for composite performs for aircraft structures. He received his Ph.D. degree from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong, in 2001. Thereafter, Lau was appointed as an Assistant Professor in 2002 and promoted to Associate Professor and Professor in 2005 and 2010, respectively. Based on his outstanding research performance in the fields of advanced composites, FRP for infrastructure applications, smart structures, and nanomaterials, he has received numerous awards (for both research and teaching) including the Best Paper Awards on Materials (1998), Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship Award (2000), Young Scientist Award (2002), Young Engineer of the Year Award (2004), Faculty Outstanding Award for Research and Scholarly Activities (2005), Award for Outstanding Research in Nanocomposites for Space Applications (2006) (USA), Chemical Physics Letters, Most Cited Paper 2003–2007 Award, President Award in Teaching 2008, Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, and Learning and Technology at the 20th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning (2009) (USA). Lau is also the winner of the Ernest L. Boyer International Award for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology in the same conference and the Most Cited Paper Awards in Composites Part B: Engineering (issued by Elsevier Science).
Biography Updated on 5 January 2013