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Professor Kin-tak Lau
Professor Kin-tak Lau
Office of Research
Centre of Excellence in Engineered Fibre Composites
+61 7 4631 1336
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Fellow of Institution of Engineers, Australia - FIE (Aust)
Fellow of Institution of Mechanical Engineers – FIMechE
Fellow of Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining – FIMMM
Fellow of Institution of Engineering Design - FIED
Chartered Professional Engineer – CPEng
Chartered Engineer – CEng
Registered Professional Engineer - RPE
University of New Orleans, USA
Lanzhou University, China
Ocean University of China, China
Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Chonbuk National University (Visiting Chair), Korea
Member: European Academy of Sciences
Editor: Advanced Materials Research
Reg. Editor: American Journal of Applied Sciences
Assoc. Editor: Journal of Nano-materials
Assoc. Editor: Structural Health Monitoring, An International Journal
Assoc. Editor: The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Transaction
Editorial Board Member: The Open Biomaterials Journals, published by Bentham Open (2009-)
Editorial Board Member: International Journal of Smart and Nano Materials, published by Taylor & Francis (2009 -)
Editorial Board Member: European Academy of Sciences (2006-2009)
Editorial Board Member: Journal of Composites Part B: Engineering, published by Elsevier Science (2002-)
Editorial Board Member: World Journal of Engineering (2007-)
Editorial Board Member: International Conference on Composites/Nano Engineering (2002 -)
Natural Fibre and Bio Composites
Structural Health Monitoring
Recent Research Outcomes
Three most recent :
Personal Biography (Brief)
Up to Nov 2010, his articles have been cited over 1600 times since 2002 (h-index = 18).
Cheung HY, LAU KT, Ho MP and Mosallam A. Study on the Mechanical Properties of Different Silkworm Silk Fibers. J. Comp. Mater. 2009: 43(22): 2521-2531.
Lam PM and LAU KT. Acousto-ultrasonic Sensing for Delaminated GFRP Composites using An Embedded FBG Sensor. Optics and Lasers in Engineering. 2009; 47: 1049-1055.
Cheung HY, Ho MP, LAU KT, Cardona F and Hui D. Natural Fibre-reinforced Composites for Bioengineering and Environmental Engineering. Comp. Pt. B: Engineering. 2009; 40: 655-663.
Lau KT. Lu TP and Cheung HY. A critical review on polymer-based bio-engineered materials for scaffold development. Comp. Pt. B: Engg. 2007; 38(3); 291-300.
Lau KT, Gu G and Hui D. A critical review on nanotube and nanotube/nanoclay related polymer composite materials. Comp. pt. B: Engg. 2006; 37(6): 425-436.
Lau KT. Lu M and Lam CK. Thermal and mechanical properties of single-walled carbon nanotube bundle-reinforced epoxy nanocomposites: the role of solvent for nanotube dispersion. Comp. Sci & Tech. 2005; 65(50): 719-725.
Lau KT. Chipara M and Ling HY. On the effective elastic moduli of carbon nanotubes for nanocomposite structures. Cinp. Pt. B: Engg. 2004; 35(2): 95-101.
Lau KT and Hui D. The revolutionary creation of new advanced materials - carbon nanotube composites. Comp. Pt B. Engg. 2002; 33(4): 263-277.
Lau KT and Hui D. Effectiveness of using carbon nanotubes as nano-reinforcements for advanced composite structures. Carbon. 2002; 40(9): 1605-1606.
Lau KT and Shi SQ. Failure mechanisms of carbon nanotube/epoxy composites pretreated in different temperature environments. Carbon/ 2002; 40(15): 2965-2968.
Lau KT. Dutta PK and Zhou LM. Mechanics of bonds in an FRP bonded concrete beam. Comp. Pt.B. Engg. 2001; 32(6): 491-502.
Lau KT, Yuan LB and Zhou LM. Strain monitoring in FRP laminates and concrete beams using FBG sensors. Comp. Struct. 2001; 51(1): 9-20.
Most notable :
“Multifunctional Polymer Nano-composites” Edited by Alan K. T. Lau and Jinsong Leng. Published by Taylor & Francis / CRC Press, USA, 462 pages (ISBN: 9781439816820 (2010))
“Nano- and Bio-Composites” Edited by Alan KT Lau, Hussain F and Khalid L. Published by Taylor & Francis / CRC Press, USA, 400 pages (ISBN: 9781420080278 (2009))
Lau KT. Interfacial bonding characteristics of nanotube/polymer composites. Chemical Physics Letters. 2003; 370: 399-405.
LAU KT. Fibre-optic Sensors and Smart Composites for Concrete Applications: A Review Article. Magazine of Concrete Research, 2003; 51(1): 19-34.
LAU KT. Vibration Characteristics of SMA Composite Beams with Different Boundary Conditions. Materials and Design. 2002: 23: 741-749.
Currently Teaching Courses/Programs
- Product Design and Development
- Marketing of Products
- Advanced Composites
- Structiural Design for Products
- Advanced Materials
Winner of the Ernest L. Boyer International Award for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology, in the 20th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Florida, USA (the first scholar outside America receiving this award) (2009) - http://www.teachlearn.org/past-boyer.html.
President’s Award in Teaching and Outstanding Faculty Award in Teaching (2008).
Executive Director of Centre of Excellence in Engineered Fibre Composites (CEEFC)
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