Honours and Awards


Awards (by Dr. Lau) - Research and Teaching:


2015 USQ. Research Giant Award, Australia.


“Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education” granted by the Global Learntech Congress.



University Grant Committee (UGC) Award for Teaching Excellence.



Research Excellence Award in Fundamental Research for Smart Composites, The 3rd International Conference on Smart Materials and Nano-technology Engineering. 



Winner of the Outstanding International Research Leader Award, by International Association of Multidisciplinary Research.



The most cited paper award in Composites Part B: Engineering issued by Elsevier Sciences 2011.



The 1st Technology Award in Heilongjiang Province, China in Space Smart and Structural Health Monitoring Research.



100 Professorship Scheme in Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China.



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 the United States to receive this honour).



Faculty of Engineering Industrial and Engineering Services Grant Achievement Award.



Faculty Merit Award in Research and Scholarly Activities.



President’s Award in Teaching and Outstanding Faculty Award in Teaching.



President’s Award and Outstanding Faculty Award in Service (Team).



Most Cited Paper 2003 – 2007 Award, issued by Chemical Physics Letters, Elsevier.



Most Valued Product Development Project Award (winner), PolyU

Design and Fabrication of Multifunctional Sensory Re-education Device for Stroke Patients



Elected as Member of European Academy of Sciences.



Award for Outstanding Research (International) - “Nanocomposites for Space Applications”, The 14th International Conference of Composites/Nano Engineering, July 2006, Colorado USA.




Outstanding Faculty Award in Research and Scholarly Activities



Young Engineer of the Year Award, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).



Young Scientist Award 2002, Award in Engineering Science Discipline, The Institute of Science.



The Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship Award.



The Best Paper Award - on Materials in 1998, The Hong Kong Institute of Engineers (HKIE).



Editorial Services






Advanced Materials Research, Trans Tech Publications, USA (2007 – present).

Reg. Editor


The American Journal of Applied Sciences, published by Science Publication, UK (2004 – present).

Asso. Editor


Nanomaterials, published by Hindawi Publishers (2005-present).

(Impact factor = 1.675)

Asso. Editor


Structural Health Monitoring, An International Journal published by SAGA Publications (2003 – present).

(Impact factor = 2.115)

Asso. Editor


International Journal of Smart and Nano Materials, published by Taylor & Francis (2009 –)

Asso. Editor


The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) Transactions (2004 – 2008).



Editorial Board


Journal of Composites Part B: Engineering, published by Elsevier Science [SCI Indexed] (2002-).

The Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part L: Journal of Materials: Design and Applications, published by SAGA Publications  [SCI Index] (2014 -)

Journal of Nano Research, published by Trans Tech Publication, Switzerland [SCI Indexed] (2015 -)

Nano Hybrids and Composites, published by Trans Tech Publication, Switzerland (2015 -).

Fibre, published  by MDPI AG (Basel, Switzerland) (2013 -)

International Advisory Board of Composites Research, Korean Society for Composite Materials (2013-)

The Scientific World Journal, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, [SCI Indexed] (2012 -)

ISRN Mechanical Engineering (2010-)

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - Asia (2011-)

The Open Biomaterials Journals, published by Bentham Open (2009-)

European Academy of Sciences (2006-2009).

World Journal of Engineering (2007-).