Biography: In 1987, Dr Lau joined the Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Ltd (HAECO) where he was employed as a craft apprentice in the aircraft maintenance division for 4 years. He 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. 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 Full Professor in 2005 and 2010, respectively. In 2013, he was appointed as Associate Dean (Industrial Relations) of the Faculty of Engineering and Alex Wong/Gigi Wong Endowed Professor in Product Design Engineering.
Based on his outstanding research performance in the fields of advanced composites, FRP for infrastructure applications, smart structures and nano-materials, he has received numerous awards (for both research and teaching) including: The Best Paper Awards on Materials (1998), The 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, USA (2006), Chemical Physics Letters, Most Cited Paper 2003- 2007 Award, President Award in Teaching 2008, Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology at the 20th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, USA (2009). He is also the Winner of the Ernest L. Boyer International Award for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology, in the same Conference (the first scholar outside the United States to receive this honour) and the Most Cited Paper Awards in Composites Part B: Engineering (issued by Elsevier Science). In 2011, Dr. Lau received the Outstanding International Researcher Award and the Outstanding International Research Leader Award from the International Association of Multidisciplinary Research (IAMR). This marks the first time that anyone has received both the awards making his achievement quite exceptional. In 2013, he was also awarded The University Grant Committee (UGC) Award for Teaching Excellence.
Due to his significant contribution to the field of science and engineering, he was elected as a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences in 2007, with the citation “For profound contributions to materials science and fundamental developments in the field of composite materials”, and was the first scholar in Hong Kong to receive this honor. In 2016, he was also elected as a Fellow of European Academy of Sciences and Arts. Three of his articles published in Composites Part B: Engineering; Composites Science and Technology; and Chemical Physics Letters were ranked in the TOP 1% MOST CITED ARTICLES within their field in 2006 and 2007, according to Essential Science IndicatorsSM. Six of his papers have been ranked among the top 25 hottest articles in Composites Part B: Engineering, issued by ScienceDirect, Elsevier (two of them were ranked No. 1 in 2007). Since 2002, Dr Lau has edited 5 books and published over 260 scientific and engineering articles and his publications have been cited over 4900 times with an h-index of 34 (Google citation 12,000 with the h-index of 52). Dr. Lau has also actively participated in many consultancy works with the industry. The scope of his works have mainly focused on failure analyses on different engineering systems.
Biography: Dr.Prof. Lang Lihui, obtained his Ph.D degree from Harbin Institute of Technology in 1998. He is working now as full professor, scientific committee member of Stamping and Forging Technology, Plasticity Engineering. Mainly focuses on automotive, aircraft and aerospace fields, his team research covers Hydroforming including sheet hydroforming and tube hydroforming, Fiber Metal Laminates Composite, High Temperature/Pressure Forming of powder and Gradient Function/Structure Materials, Powder Technologies, Warm/hot Forming/Hydroforming of Lightweight Materials, High Efficiency Exchanger, KBE system. He has published more than 200 papers in journals, most of which were cited by SCI and EI. One technical book named as Innovative Hydroforming and Warm/Hot Hydroforming was published. Supported by NICHIDAI Die Manufaturing Company Youth Prize. Awarded by the Mechanical Engineering Society of UK for the “Thomas Stephen Prize”. Obtained more than 30 patents
Biography: Yong Suk Yang is a Professor Emeritus in the Nanoenergy Engineering Department and former Dean of the College of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, and former Director of the Research Center for Dielectric and Advanced Matter Physics at Pusan National University. He received his BS in physics in 1977 from Sogang University, Seoul, and PhD in solid state physics in 1990 from McGill University, Montreal. He is a faculty member since 1993. He has been carrying out experiments at neutron- and synchrotron radiation- related international facilities, NSLS, APS, SSRL, Oak Ridge (USA), AECL (Canada), SPring8 (Japan), Riso (Denmark), KAERI (Korea). He has published various articles on the phase transitions of structural order-disorder, spin dynamics on low dimensional magnet, glass-crystallization through nucleation and growth, negative thermal expansion. Multiferroics, dielectric relaxation, solid oxide fuel cell, lithium ion battery are also his recent interests. Not only research but he also emphases the importance of education and training. He has taught under and graduate students over 30 different subjects, quantum mechanics, statistics, solid state physics, thin films, electronic properties of materials, thermoelectric, semiconductor, thermal physics, ceramics, dielectrics, modern physics…, during the last 20 years.