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Alan Kin-tak Lau

Alan Kin-tak Lau

Pro-Vice-Chancellor
Swinburne University of Technology
Australia

Biography

Professor Lau received his Bachelor and Master degrees of Engineering in Aerospace Engineering from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University, 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. Afterward, he received his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2001. Thereafter, he was appointed Assistant Professor in 2002 and promoted to Associate Professor and Professor in 2005 and 2010, respectively. In 2015, he was appointed as Alex Wong/Gigi Wong Professor in Product Design Engineering and Associate Dean (Industrial Relation) in the Faculty of Engineering, PolyU. Currently, he is Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Performance and Development) of Swinburne University of Technology, Australia to look after its future research and ranking strategies. Professor Lau has received numerous research and teaching awards since 2002. His research articles have been frequently cited by his peers. He has received over 12,000 citations with the h-index of 53 (google scholar citations) to date. Several of his papers have also been ranked as the top 1 % most cited papers in WoS. Last year, he has been elected as Fellow of the European Academy of Science and Arts. He has also been elected as International Vice President of The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and appointed as Independent Non-executive Director of Kingsflair International (Holdings) Limited.

Research Interest

Nanomaterials; Nanostructured Materials; Construction Materials; Nanostructured Materials