Automatic Testing for Palpation Diabetic Foot (US 9,017,266)


Temperature-compensated FBG Strain Sensor for Statically and Dynamically Measuring Mechanical Strains of Cement-based Structures (ZL 03272851.4)


Rotary Stepping Actuator (ZL 2005 1 0079594.0)


Novel Carbon Nanotube/Nanoclay Composites (CN 100432009C)


Sensory Re-educators (CN 100434036C)


An FBG Musci Tuner A Fibre-optic Transducer for Simultaneous Pressure and Tempertaure Measurement in Fluid Flow(11/797,343)


A Hygiene Rubblish Bin (U.S 2009/008402 A1)




(Scopus citations since 2002: > 4800 with h-index of 36 (Google Scholar Citation > 10,000 with h-index of 50)


3 articles, published in Composites Part B: Engineering, Composites Science and Technology, and Chemical Physics Letters have been placed in the TOP 1% MOST CITED ARTICLES within its field in 2006 and 2007 by THOMSON according to Essential Science IndicatorsSM.




Natural Fibre-reinforced Biodegradable and Bioresorbable Polymer Composites

Edited by

Lau KT

Published by Elsevier



Fillers and Reinforcements for Advanced Nanocomposites

Edited by

Dong Y, Umer R and Lau KT

Published by Elsevier

ISBN: 978-08-10079-3 (2015)


Polymer-based Materials and Composites – Synthesis, Assembly, Properties and Applications

Edited by

Chipara M, Lau KT, Cheng ZY and Goppalan P.

Published by Materials Research Society / Cambridge University Press, 514 pages

ISBN: 978-1-60511-289-3 (2011)


Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites

Edited by

Lau KT and Leng JS.

Published by Taylor & Francis / CRC Press, USA, 4670 pages.

ISBN:  9781439816820 (2010)


Nano- and Bio-Composites

Edited by

Lau KT, F Hussain and L Khalid.

Published by Taylor & Francis / CRC Press, USA, 400 pages.

ISBN:  9781420080278 (2009)


Research, Development and Applications

Edited by

Li S, Wong TT, Gomez, Lau KT, Wang XB and Mo LB.

Published by Tsinghua University Press, 300 pages

ISBN: 978-7-302-18475-1 (2008)


Multifunctional Materials and Structures

Edited by

Lau KT, Varadan VK, Chang FK, Lu J, Tu PJ and Lam PM.

Published by Trans Tech Publication Inc. USA.1500 pages.

ISBN: 0-87849-378-6 (2008)


Advances in Composite Materials and Structures

Edited by Kim JK, Wo DZ, Zhou LM, Huang HT, Lau KT and Wang M.

Published by Trans Tech Publications Inc. USA, 1360 pages

ISBN: 0-87849-427-8 (2007)




Book Chapters


Hao W and Lau KT. Hemp and Hemp-based Composites. Green Composites from Natural Resources, CRC Press, USA, edited by Vijay Kumar. 32-46, 2013 (ISNB:  9781466570696).


Lau KT. Carbon Nanotube Polymer Composites. Nano- and Biocomposites, published by by Taylor & Francis / CRC Press, USA, 1 – 22, 2009 (ISBN:  9781420080278).  


Lau KT. Recent Development on Carbon Nanotube Polymer Composites. Functional Materials, Nanophysics and Nanotechnology, published by Institute of Materials, Vietnam, edited by Anthony Chatham. 118-150, 2006 (ISBN: 987-90-9021459-7).


Lau KT. Potential Applications of nanotube and Nanoclay Polymer-based Composites. Developments in Composites: Advanced, Infrastructural, Natural and Nano-composites, 2006 (ISBN 0-7334-2362-9).


Jin w, Lee TKY, Ho L, Ho HL, Lau KT, Zhou LM and Zhou Y. Structural Strain and Temperature Measurements Using Fiber BRAGG Grating Sensors. Guided Wave Optical. Chapter 25, 2005.


Lau KT, Sankar J and Hui D. Enhancement of the Mechanical Strength of Polymer-based Composite using Carbon Nanotubes. NanoEngineering of Structural, Functional and Smart Materials (Chapter 14), published by CRC Press, edited by Mark J Schulz, Ajit D Kelkar, Mannur J Sundaresan. 2005 (ISBN: 0849316537).


Gou J and Lau KT. Modeling and Simulation of Carbon Nanotube/Polymer Composites. A chapter in The Handbook of Theoretical and Computational Nanotechnology, published by American Scientific Publishers, edited by Michael Rieth and Wolfram Schommers, 2005 (ISBN 1-58883-042-X).


Ling HY. Lau KT. Cheng L. Jin W. Thomson RS and Murray L Scott. Embedded FBG Sensor for Dynamic Strain Measurement for a Clamped-Clamped Composite Structure. Key Engineering Materials (Vol 295-296). Trans Tech Publications Inc. Publishers in Science and Engineering, USA, 2005; 21-26. (ISBN: 0-87849-977-6)


Ling HY, Lau KT, Zhou LM, Cheng L, Teng JG and W Jin. Utilisation of Embedded Fibre-optic Sensors for Infrastructure Applications. Advanced Smart Materials and Smart Structures Technology. Edited by F. K. Chang, C. B. Yun and B. F. Spencer. DES tech Publications, Inc. USA. 2004; 453-460. (ISBN: 1-932078-40-1).


Lau KT, Zhou LM and Ye L. Strain Evaluation on Strengthened Concrete Beam by using FBG Sensor. Non-destructive Characterisation of Materials, Chapter, Edited by R. E. Green, American Institute of Physics (AIP) (ISBN 1-5639-911-4), New York, pp 303-308, 1999.


Lau KT, Shi SQ and Zhou LM. Stress Intensity Factor for the Concrete Beam Strengthening by Composite Plate. Fracture Mechanics and Advanced Engineering Materials, Chapter, Edited by L. Ye and Y. W. Mai, The University of Sydney Press (ISBN 1-86487-283-7), Australia, pp 84-91, 1999.


Chan PKC, Lau KT, Jin W and Zhou LM. Utilisation of Fibre-optic Bragg Grating Sensors in Concrete Columns Confined with Glass-fibre-reinforced Plastic (GFRP) Laminate under Uni-axial Compression Test. Chapter, Edited by Marcus M. A. and Wang A., The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) (ISBN 0-8194-2999-6), U.S.A. pp 64-72, 1999.



Single-authorship Papers


Lau KT.  Structural Health Monitoring for Smart Composites using Embedded FBG Sensor Technology. Materials Science and Technology. 2014; 30(13A): 1642-1654.     


Lau KT. Interfacial Bonding Characteristics of Nanotube/polymer Composites. Chemical Physics Letters. 2003; 370: 399-405 (Highly-cited Paper).


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.



Journal articles (accepted and published)



Jia ZM, Ma HL, Cheng LK, Lau KT, Hui D and Yuan GQ. Stress Transfer Properties of carbon Nanot8ibe Reinforced Polymer Composites at Low Temperature Environment.  Composites part B: Engineering; 2016, in press.


Cheng LK, Lau KT, Hung PY, leng JS and Hui D. Impact Response on Hybrid Glass/Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites Designed for Engineering Applications. Composites part B: Engineering; 2016, in press.


Wong TT., Lau KT., Mouritz AP., Kim JK., Chan KY and Hung PY. Degradation of a ZnO Nanoparticle/Glass Fibre Reinforced Polyester and Epoxy Composite under Accelerated Continuous and Cyclic UVA Exposure. Composites Science and Technology. 2016; Submitted.


Wong TT., Lau KT and Etches JA. Stress Transfer Analysis of Zinc Oxide/Epoxy/Hollow Glass Fiber Composite under Fibre Pullout Action. Polymer Composites. 2016; Submitted.

Yuan GQ., Bao YJ., Jia ZM, Hui D and Lau KT. Enhancement of Interfacial Bonding Strength of SMA Smart Composites by using Mechanical Indented Method. Materials and Design. 2016; Submitted.


Ma HL, Jia Zm., Lau KT., Leng JS and Hui D. Impact Properties of Glass Fiber/Epoxy Composites at Cryogenic Environment. Composites Part B: Engineering. 2016; In Press.


Tsz-ting Wong, Kin-tak Lau, Wai-yin Tam, Julie A Etches, Jang-kyo Kim and Ying Wu. Effects of saline surfactant on nano-ZnO and rheology properties of nano-ZnO/epoxy on the UV absorbability of nano-ZnO/epoxy/micron-HGF epoxy composite. Composite Part B: Engineering. 2016;90:378-385.


Wong TT., Lau KT and Tam WY. Degradation of Nano-ZnO Particle filled Styrene-based and Epoxy-based SMPs under UVA Exposure. Composite Structures. 2015; 132: 1056-1064.


Ho MP, Lau KT and Wang H. Improvement on the Properties of Polylactic Acid (PLA) using Bamboo Charcoal Particles. Composites Part B: Engineering. 2015; 81: 14-25.


Manalo A., Wani E; Zukamain NA and Lau KT. Effects of Alkali Treatment and Elevated Tempertaure on the Mechanical Properties of Bamboo Fibre-polyester Composites. Composites Part B: Engineering. 2015; 80: 73-80.


Dong Y., Marshall J., Haoosh H and Lau KT. Polylactic Acid (PLA)/Halloysite Nanotbes (HNT) Composite Mats: Influence of HNT Content and Modification. Composites Part A – Applied Science and Manufacturing. 2015: 76: 28-36.


Lau ML and Lau KT. Measurements of Heat treatment Effects on Bovine Cortical Bones by Nanoindentation and Compression Testing. Journal of Biomaterials and Nanobiotechnology. 2015; In press.


Ho MP and Lau KT. Enhancement of Impact Resistance of Biodegradable Polymer using bamboo Charcoal Particles. Materials Letters. 2014; 136:  122-125.


Li p, Yan ZJ, Zhang L, Liu YJ, Leng JS and Lau KT. Monitoring of deployment process of shape memory polymers for morphing structures with embedded fibre Bragg grating Sensors. J. Intelligent Material Systems and Structures. 2014; 25(10): 1224-1232.


Wong TZ, Tam WY, Julie A and Lau KT. Feasibility of Using ZnO/Epoxy Filled Hollowed Glass Fibres for UV Resistant Polymer Composites. Materials Letters. 2014; 63: 76-84.


Haroosh H, Yu D and Lau KT. Tetracycline Hydrochloride (TCH)-loaded Drug Carrier Based on PLA:PCL Nanofibre Mats: Experimental Characterisation and Release Kinetics Modelling. J. Materials Science. 2014; 49(18): 6270-6281.


Wang H, Kabir MM and Lau KT. Hemp Reinforced Composites with Alkalization and Acetylation Fibre Treatments. Polymers and Polymer Composites. 2014; 22(3): 247-252.


Misnon I, Epaarachchi J and Lau KT. Potentiality of Utilising Natural Textile Materials for Engineering Composites Applications. Materials & Design. 2014; 59: 359-368 (DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2014.03.022).


Dong Y, Mosaval T, Haroosh HJ, Umer R, Takagi H and Lau KT. The Potential Use of Electro-spun Poly-lactic Acid Nanofibres as Alternative Reinforcements in an Epoxy Composites System.  J. Poly. Sci. Part B – Polymer Physics. 2014; 52: 618-623 (DOI: 10.1002/polb.23467)


Wong TL, Lau KT and Tam WY. UV resistibility of a Nano-ZnO/galss Fibre Reinforced Epoxy Composite. Materials and Design. 2014; 56: 254-257 (DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2013.11.014)  

Dong Y, Ghataura A, Takagi H, Haroosh HJ, Nakagaito AN and Lau KT. Polylactic acid (PLA) Biocomposites Reinforced with Cori Fibres: Evaluation of Mechanical Performance and Multifunctional Properties. Composites Part A. 2014; 63: 76-84.

Rohan B, Manalo A, Warna K and Lau KT. An Overview of Mechanical Properties and Durability of Glass-fibre Reinforced Recycled Mixed Plastic Waste Composites. Materials and Design; 2014; 62: 98-112.

Tao F, Liu YJ, Lau KT and Leng JS. Impact Source Identification in a Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer Plate by using Embedded Fibre Optic Acoustic Emission Senosr. Comp. Pt. B: Engineering. 2014; 66: 420-429.

Ho MP and Lau KT. Design of an Impact Resistant Glass Fibre/Epoxy Composite using Short Silk Fibre. Materials and Design, 2014; 136: 122-125.  


Ho MP, Lau KT, Au HY and Tam HY. Monitoring of an asymmetrical SMA reinforced composite using embedded FBG sensors. Smart Materials and Structures. 2013; 22(12): 125015.

Gayan K., Epaarachchi, Wang H and Lau KT. Extraction and Processing of Real Time Strain of Embedded FBG Sensors using a Fixed Filter FBG Circuit and an Artificial Neural Network. Measurement. 2013; 46(10): 4045-4051. 

Lau ML, Lau KT, Ku H and Bhattacharyya D. Analysis of Heat-treated Bovine Cortical Bones by Thermal Gravimetric and Nanoindentation. Composites Part B: Engineering. 2013; 55: 447-452.

Lau KT, Wong TZ, Leng JS and Hui D. Property Enhancement of Polymer-based Composites at Cryogenic Environment by using Tailored Carbon Nanotubes. Composites Part B: Engineering. 2013; 54: 41-43.

Kabir MM, Wang H, Lau KT, Cardona F, Aravinthan T. Mechanical properties of chemically-treated hemp fibre reinforced sandwich composites. Composites: Part B: Engineering. 2013; 53: 362-368.

Yu D, Thomas B, Hazim JH and Lau KT. Multi-response analysis in the material characterisation of electrospun poly (lactic acid)/halloysite nanotube composite fibres based on Taguchi design of experiments: fibre diameter, non-intercalation and nucleation effects. Applied Physics A- Materials Science & Processing. 2013; 112(3): 747-757.

Kabir MM, Wang H and Lau KT. Effects of Chemical Treatments on Hemp Fibre Structures. Applied Surface Science. 2013; 276: 13-23.

Li Q, Mishra AK, Hoon N, Lee JH and Lau KT. Effects of processing conditions of pol(methylmethacrylate) encapsulated liquid curing agent on the properties of self-healing composites. Composites Part B. 2013; 49: 6-15.

Tarawneh MA., Shmad SHJ., EhNoum SY and Lau KT. Sonication effect on the mechanical properties of MWNTs reinforced natural rubber. J. Composites Materials. 2013; 47(5): 579-585.

Yan Z, Wang H and Lau KT. Reinforced of polypropylene with hemp fibre. Composites Part B. 2013; 46: 221-226.

He YX, Li Q, Kuila T and Lau KT. Micro-crack behaviour of carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic modified epoxy composites for cryogenic applications.  Composites Part B. 2013; 44(1): 533-539.

Shamsuddoha Md, Mainul Md, Aravinthan T and Lau KT.  Effectiveness of using fibre-reinforced polymer composites for under water steel pipeline repairs. Composite Structures. 2013; 100: 40-54.

Albdiry MT, Yousif BF, Ku H and Lau KT. A critical review on the manufacturing processes in relation to the properties of nanoclay/polymer composites. J. Composite Materials. 2013; 47(9): 1093-1115.

Ho MP, Wang H and Lau KT. Effect of silk fibre to the mechanical and thermal properties of its biodegradable composites. J. Applied Polymer Science. 2013; 127(4): 2389-2396.

YS Choy, Liu Y, Cheung HY, Qiang X and Lau KT. Development of a Composite Plate for Composite Silence Design, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 2012; 331(10): 2348-2364.
Ho MP, Wang H and Lau KT. Degumming Effect on Silkworm Silk Fibre for Biodegradable Polymer Composites. Applied surface science. 2012; 258: 3948-3955.

Cardona F, Lau KT, Fedrigo J. Novel Phenolic Resin with Improved Mechanical and Toughness Properties. Journal of Applied Polymer Sciences. 2012; 123: 2131-2139.

Liu LW, Liu YJ, Leng JS and Lau KT. Electromechanical Stability of Compressible Dielectric Elastomer Actuators. Smart Materials and Structures. 2011; 20(11): 115015.

Kim MT, Rhee KY, Lee JH and Lau AKT. Property Enhancement of a Carbon Fibre/Epoxy Composite by using Carbon Nanotubes. Composites Part B: Engineering. 2011; 42(5): 1257-1261.

Chan ML, Wong TT and Lau KT. Interfacial Properties of Nanoclay/Polymer Composites. Applied Surface Science. 2011; 258: 860-864.

Chan ML, Lau KT, Wong TT, Ho MP and Hui D. Mechanism of Reinforcement in a Nanoclay/polymer Composite. Composites Part B: Engineering. 2011; 42: 1708-1712.

Dong Y, Chaudhary D, Ploumis C and Lau KT. Correlation of Mechanical Performance and Morphological Structures of Epoxy/Micro/Nanoparticulate Composites. Composites Part A. 2011; 42: 1483-1492.

Bose S, Kim NH, Kuila T, Lau KT and Lee JH. Electrochemical performance of a graphene-polypyrrole nanocomposite as a super-capacitor electrode. Nanotechnology, 2011; 22(29): 295202.

@  Bose S, Kuila T, Thi XLN, Lau KT and Lee JH. Polymer membranes for high temperature proton exchange membrane fuel cell: Recent advances and challenges. Progress in Polymer Science. 2011; 36(6): 813-843.

Tarawneh MA, Ahmad SH, Rasid R, Lau KT and Lee JH. Thermal behavior of MWNT-reinforced thermoplastic natural rubber nanocomposites. J. Reinforced Plastics and Composites. 2011; 30(3): 216-221.

Ho MP, Lau KT and Wang H.  Characteristics of a Silk Fibre Reinforced Biodegradable Plastic. Composites Part B: Engineering. 2011; 42(2): 117-122.

Bose S, Kuila T, Uddin Md E, Kim NH, Lau KT and Lee JH. In-situ Synthesis and Characterization of Electrically Conductive PP/Graphene nanocomposites. Polymer, 2010; 51: 5921-5928.

Zhao YQ, Cheung HY and Lau KT. Silkworm silk/PLA Biocomposites: Dynamic mechanical, thermal and biodegradable properties. Polymer Degradation and Stability. 2010; 95(10): 1978-1987.

Cheng S, Lau KT and Chen SG. Microscopical Observation of the Marine Bacterium Vibrio Natriegeus Growth on Metallic Corrosion. Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 2010; 25(5): 293-297.

Lau ML, Lau KT, Yin YS, Li L, Wong M, Chan K and Chen W. A Shape Memory Alloy Energy Absorber for Backpack Design. Materials and Manufacturing Processes. 2010; 25(4): 281-286.

Guo QB, Lau KT, Rong MZ and Zhang Q. Optimization of tribological and mechanical properties of epoxy through hybrid filling. Wear, 2010; 269(1-2): 13-20.

Zhou YQ, Lau KT, Lim JK, Xu CL, Zhao DD and Li HL. Nanodiamond/PLA nanocomposites: effect of nanodiamond on Structure and Properties of PLA., Composites Part B: Engineering. 2010; 41: 646-653.

Liu T, Lau KT, Chen SG, Cheng S, He T and Yin YS. The electrochemistry corrosion behaviour of Fe3Al-type intermetallic with Super-hydrophobic surfaces. Materials and Manufacturing Processes. 2010; 25(5): 298-301.

Cheung HY, Lau KT, Pow YF, Zhao YQ and Hui D. Biodegradation of a Silkworm Silk/PLA Composite. Composites: Part B: Engineering, 2010, 41(3): 223-228.

Park OK, Kim NH, Lau KT and Lee JH. Effect of Surface Treatment with Potassium Persulfate on Dispersion Stability of Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes. Materials Letters. 2010; 64: 718-721.

Lau ML, Lau KT and Lee JH. Measurement of Bovine Bone Properties through Surface Indentation Technique. Materials and Manufacturing Process, 2010; 25(5): 324-328.

Ji XY, Li H, Hsiao KT, Ou JP and Lau KT. I-V Characteristics and Electro-mechnaical response of different carbon balck/epoxy composites. Composites Part B: Engineering. 2010; 41: 25-32.

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.

Cheng S, Lau KT, Liu T, Zhao YQ, Lam PM and Yin YS. Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Chicken Feather Fiber/PLA Green Composites. Comp. Pt. B: Engineering. 2009; 40: 650-354.

Choy YS, Lau KT, Wang C, Chau CW, Liu Y and Hui D. Composite panels for reducing noise in air conditioning and ventilation systems. Comp. Pt. B: Engineering. 2009; 40: 259-266.

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, 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 CK and Lau KT. Optimization Effect of Micro Hardness by Nanoclay Clusters in Nanoclay/Epoxy Composites. Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials. 2009: 22: 213-225.

Li XF and Lau KT. Luminescent and Mechanical Properties of Epoxy-based Composites Doped with Europium Complex. Materials Letters. 2009, in press.

Guo QB, Rong MZ, Jia GL, Lau KT and Zhang MQ. Sliding wear performance of nano-SiO2/short carbon fiber/epoxy hybrid composites. Wear. 2009; 266: 658-665.

Wang B, Teng JG, De Lorenzis L, Zhou LM, Ou JP, Jin W and Lau KT. Strain Monitoring of RC Members Strengthened with Smart NSM FRP Bars. Construction and Building Materials. 2009: 23: 1698-1711.

Guo QB, Lau KT, Zheng BF, Rong MZ and Zhang MQ. Imparting Ultra-low Friction and Wear Rate to Epoxy by the Incorporation of Microencapsulated Lubricant. Marcomolecular Materials and Engineering. 2009; 294: 20-24.

Chipara M, Brittain WJ, Lau KT and Chipara MD. Polycarbonate-Carbon Nanofibers Composites: An Electron Spin Resonance Study.  Polymers and Polymer Composites. 2008; 16(8): 519-526.

Chan ML, Lau KT, Ho MP, Cheng A and Wong TT. Fabrication of uniformly-dispersed nanoclay cluster/epoxy composites. Polymers and Polymer Composites. 16 (8); 2008: 555-559.

Si XJ, Guo LF, Wang YM and Lau KT. Preparation and study of Polypropylene/polyethylene terephthalate composite fibres. Comp. Sci and Tech. 2008; 68: 2943-2947.

Li XF, Lau KT and Yin YS. Mechanical Properties of Epoxy-based Composites using Coiled Carbon Nanotubes. Comp. Sci. Tech. 2008; 68(14): 2876-2811.

Guo LF, Wang YM, Lau KT and Hui D. Preparation and study of PP/PET composite fibers. Comp. Sci. Tech. 2008; 68(14): 2943-2947.

Lau KT, Cheung HY, Lu J, Hui D and Li HL. Carbon nanotubes for space and bio-engineering applications. J. Computational & Theoretical nanoscience (invited). 2008; 5(1): 23-35.

Zhu YF, Shi L, Liang J, Hui D and Lau KT. Synthesis of Zirconia Nanoparticles on Carbon Nanotubes and Their Potential for Enhancing the Fracture Toughness of Alumina Ceramics. Composites Part B; 2008: 39(7-8): 1136-1141.

Cheung HY, Lau KT and Tao XM. A Potential Material for Tissue Engineering: Silkworm Silk/PLA Biocomposite. Comp. Pt. B: Engineering. 2008; 36(6): 1026-1033.

Zhu JJ, Wang XY, Guo LF, Wang YM, Wang YP, Yu MF and Lau KT. A Graphite Foam Reinforced by Graphite Particles. Carbon, 2007; 45(13): 2547-2550.

Lau KT, Chan WH, Au S and Chung CY. Implementation of the Web-based Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) System. Computer-aided Design. 2007; 15-16: March/April 2007 .

Lam CK and Lau KT. Tribological Behaviour of Nanoclay/epoxy Composites. Materials Letters. 2007; 61(18); 3863-3866.

Wang Y, An QQ, Cao LL, Si XJ, Liu DH, Chen JJ, Wang YM, Lau KT. The Study on Effective Thermal Conductivity of Carbon Foam based on Fractal Theory. E-Polymer. 2007; Aug  29: 95.

Ling HY, Choi PC, Zheng YP and Lau KT. Extraction of mechanical properties of soft tissue using ultrasound indentation associated with genetic algorithm. J. Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 2007: 18(8): 1579-1586.

Ling HY, Lau KT and Lam PM. Damage assessment in advanced composite structures using embedded fibre Bragg grating sensors. HKIE Transactions. 2007; 14(3): 23-32.

Lau KT, King A and Justice L. New Engineering & Product Design Opportunities in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta Region of China. Engineering Designer, IED, 2007; Jan/Feb, 18-22.

Wei J, Li YB and Lau KT. Preparation and characterization of a nano-apatite/polyamide6 bioactive composite. Composites Part B: Engineering. 2007; 38(3): 301-305.

Cheung HY, Lau KT, Lu TPC and Hui. A Critical Review on Bio-engineered Materials for Scaffold Development. Composites Part B: Engineering. 2007; 38(3): 291-300.

Ling HY, Lau KT and Jin W and Chan KC. Characterization of dynamic strain measurement using reflection spectrum from a fiber Bragg grating. Optics communications. 2007; 270:25-30.

Lam CK and Lau KT. Enhancement of Hardness and Wear Resistance of Epoxy-based Materials using Clay Nanoparticles. HKIE Transactions. 2007; 14(1): 13-17.

Li XF, Lau KT and Yin YS. Nano-mechanical properties of coiled carbon nanotube reinforced epoxy composites. Key Engg. Mater., 2007; 334-335:389-392.

Lam PM, Lau KT, Ling HY and Su ZQ. Fibre Bragg grating sensor/piezoelectric actuator hybrid system for damage detection in composite laminates. Key Engg. Mater., 2007; 334-335:973-976.

Lam CK, Lau KT and Zhou LM. Nano-mechanical creep properties of nanoclay/epoxy composite by nano-indentation. Key Engg. Mater., 2007;334-335: 685-688.

Ling HY, Lau KT, Lam PM and Tam HY. Delamination detection in composite structures using chirped fibre Bragg grating sensors. Key Engg. Mater. 2007; 334-335: 969-972.

Leung RCK, Lau KT and Yu SF. Design of shape memory alloy actuated deformable airfoil for subsonic flight. Key Engg. Mater., 2007; 334-335: 1133-1136.

Cheung HY and Lau KT. Mechanical performance of an animal-based silk/polymer bio-composite. Key Engg. Mater. 2007; 334-335: 1193-1196. 

Wong KK, Shi SQ and Lau KT. Mechanical and thermal behaviour of a polymer composite reinforced with functionalized carbon nanotubes. Key Engg. Mater., 2007; 334-335:321-324.

Ling HY, Lau KT, Zheng YP and Choi PC. Study on the mechanical properties of tissue-mimicking phantom composites using ultrasound indention. Key Engg. Mater., 2007; 334-335: 133-136.

Yin YS, Chen SG, Chang XT and Lau KT. Preparation and mechanical properties of nanoCobalt coated Al2O3-TiC Composites. Key Engg. Mater., 2007; 334-335:933-936

Ling HY, Lau KT, Su YL and Wong ETT. Monitoring mode II fracture behaviour of composite laminates using embedded fiber-optic sensors. Comp. Pt. B: Engg. 2007: 38: 488-497.

Xiong CY, Zhu JJ, Wang YM and Lau KT. Preparation of a novel cellular fiber: control of cell density of the fiber. E-polymers. 2006: 64: 1-9.

Lau KT, Lin H, Lee F and Iliffe P. Emerging computer-aided technology for supporting the growth of automotive engineering industry in China. Hong Kong Engineer. 2006; 34(11): 20-21.

Lau KT, Au HY, Ling HY and Chan PKC. Residual Stress in a Polymer-Glued FBG Temperature-Compensated Sensor for Civil Engineering Applications. Key Engineering Materials. 2006; 326-328: 789-792.

Cheung HY and Lau KT. Mechanical Performance of Silk-Based Structural Composites. Key Engineering Materials. 2006; 326-328: 457-460.

Meng XL, Cai W, Lau KT, Zhou LM and Zhao LC. Phase Transformation and Thermal Stability of Aged Ti-Ni-Hf High Temperature Shape Memory Alloys. J. mater. Sci. Technol., 2006; 22(5): 691-695.

Lau KT, Lu M and Liao K. Improved mechanical properties of coiled nanotubes reinforced epoxy nanocomposites. Comp. Pt. A. 2006; 37(10); 1837-1840.

Ling HY, Lau KT, Cheng L and Su ZG. Mode II fracture behaviour monitoring for composite laminates using embedded Bragg grating sensors. Composite Structures. 2006; 76: 88–93.

Sankar J, Hui D, Lau KT, et al. "Nanoengineered Composites and Ceramic Laminates". Comp. Pt. B: Engg. 2006, 37 (6): 379-381.

Ho MW, Lam CK, Lau KT, Ng DHL and Hui D. Mechanical properties of epoxy-based composites using nanoclays. Composite Structures. 2006; 75(1-4): 415-421.

Lam CK and Lau KT. Localized elastic modulus distribution of nanoclay/epoxy composites by using nanoindentation. Composite Structures. 2006; 75(1-4): 553-558.
Lau KT, Gu C and Hui D. Critical Review on Nanotube and Nanotube/Nanoclay related Polymer Composite Materials. Comp. Pt. B. 2006; 37:425-436.

Lau KT, Lu M and Hui D. Coiled carbon nanotubes: Synthesis and their potential applications in advanced composite structures. Composites Part B: Engineering, 2006; 37:437-448.

Tang CY, Du FP, Tsui CP, Lau KT and Tam HY. Low Cost Fabrication of IPMC Actuator for Industrial Design. Industrial Engineering Research. 2006; 3(1): 30-39.

Ling HY, Lau KT, Cheng L and Jin W. Viability of using embedded FBG sensor in a composite structure for dynamic strain measurement. Measurement, 39(4); 2006: 328-334

Lau KT, Lu M, Qi JQ, Zhao DD, Cheung HY, Lam CK, Xiao LN and Li HL. Cobalt Hydroxide Colloidal Particles Precipitation on Nanoclay Layers for the Formation of Novel Nanocomposites of Carbon Nanotubes/Nanoclay. Composites Science and Technology, 2006; 66(3-4): 450-458.

Lu M, Lau KT and Tam WY.Enhancement of Vicker’s hardness of nanoclay-supported nanotubes reinforced novel polymer nanocomposites.
Carbon, 2006; 44(2): 383-386.


劉建德, 陸梅, 梁天培. 溶劑對碳納米管/環氧樹脂複合材料熱性能的影響. 機械設計與硏究. 2005; 21(4):89-93.

Ling HY, Lau KT, Cheng L and Jin W. Utilization of embedded optical fibre sensors for delamination characterization in composite laminates using a static strain method. Smart Materials and Structures. 2005; 14: 1377-1386.

Su ZQ, Ling HY, Zhou LM, Lau KT and Ye L. Efficiency of genetic algorithms and artificial neural networks for evaluating delamination in composite structures using fibre Bragg grating sensors. Smart Materials and Structures, 2005; 14: 1541-1553

Ling HY, Lau KT and Cheng L. Embedded fibre Bragg grating sensors for non-uniform strainsensing in composite structures. Measurement Science and Technology. 2005; 16: 2415-2424.

Lu M, Lau KT, Qi JQ, Zhao DD, Wang Z and Li HL. Novel nanocomposite of carbon nanotube-nanoclay by direct growth of nanotubes on nanoclay surface. J. Mater. Sci. 2005; 40 (13): 3545-3548

Lu M, Lau KT, Xu JC and Li HL. Coiled carbon nanotubes growth and DSC study in epoxy-based composites. Colloids and Surfaces A – Physicochemcial and engineering Aspects, 2005; 257-258: 339-343.

Ling HY, Lau KT, Cheng L and Jin W. Fibre optic sensors for delamination identification in composite beams using genetic algorithm. Smart Mater. Struct. 2005; 14 (1): 287-295.
Ling HY, Lau KT and Lam CK. Effects of embedded optical fibre on mode II fracture behaviours of woven composite laminates. Composites Part B: Engineering. 2005; 36(6-7): 534-543

Lam CK, Cheung HY, Ling HY and Lau KT. Effect of ultrasonic sonication in nanoclay clusters of nanoclay/epoxy composites. Materials Letters. 2005; 59(11): 1369-1372.

Meng XL, Cai W, Lau KT, Zhao LC and Zhou LM. Phase transformation and microstructure of quaternary TiNiHfCu high temperature shape memory alloys. Intermetallics, 2005; 13(2): 197-201.

Lau KT, Lu M, Lam CK, Cheung HY, Sheng FL and Li HL. Thermal and mechanical properties of single-walled carbon nanotube bundle-reinforced epoxy nanocomposites: the role of solvent for nanotube dispersion. Composites Science and Technology. 2005; 65(5): 719-725.

Lau KT, Nurse AD and Veprek S. Nano-Composites for Space and Infrastructure Applications: Preface. Composites Science and Technology. 2005; 65 (5): 711-712.

Lam CK, Cheung HY, Lau KT, Zhou LM, Ho MW and Hui D. Cluster size effect in hardness of nanoclay/epoxy composites. Comp. Pt. B: Engineering. 2005, 36(3): 263-269.

Poon CK, Lau KT and Zhou LM. Design of pullout stresses for prestrained SMA wire/polymer hybrid composites. Composite Part B: Engineering. 2005; 36 (1): 25-31.

Hui D, Chipara M, Sankar J and Lau KT. Mechanical Properties of Carbon Nanotube Composites. J. Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience. 2004; 1: 209-220. [Invited Paper].

Lau KT, Lu M, Li HL, Zhou LM and Hui D. Heat absorbability of single-walled, coiled and bamboo nanotube/epoxy nano-composites. Journal of Materials Science, 2004; 39(18): 5861-5863.

Meng XL, Cai W, Lau KT, Zhou LM and Zhao LC. Phase Transformation and Thermal Stability of Aged Ti-Ni-Hf High Temperature Shape Memory Alloys. Solid State Communications, 2004; submitted.

Chipara M, Aldica GH, Hui D, Dimonie M, Lau KT, Georgescu L, Munteanu I AND Marascoiu H. Electron Spin Resonance and DC electrical investigations on chlorine doped polyanilines. Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials. 2004; 6(1): 297-305.

Chipara M. Hui D. Lau KT. Chipara MD. Notingher P and Panaitescu D. Investigations on Polymer/Carbon Black Blends. Science and Engineering of Composite Materials, 2004; 11(1); 19-26.

Lau KT, Gu C, Gao GH, Ling HY and Reid SR. Stretching process of single- and multi-walled carbon nanotubes for nanocomposite applications. Carbon. 2004; 42: 423-460.

Lau KT, Ling HY and Zhou LM. Low-velocity impact on SMA stitched composite plates. Smart Materials and Structures. 2004; 13(2): 364-370.

Lu M, Li HL, Gao XY and Lau KT. Formation of carbon nanotubes in silicon-coated alumina nano-reactor. Carbon, 2004; 42: 1841-1885.

Lau KT, Chipara M, Ling HY and Hui D. On the Elastic Moduli of Carbon Nanotubes for Nanocomposite Structures. Composites Part B: Engineering, 2004; 35B(2): 95-101.

Lu M, Li HL and Lau KT. Formation and Growth Mechanism of Dissimilar Coiled Carbon Nanotubes by Reduced-pressure Catalytic Chemical Vapor Deposition. Journal of Physical Chemistry, 2004; 108: 6186-6192.

Chipara M. Hui D. Notingher PV. Chipara MD, Lau KT AND Panaitescu D. On Polyethylene/Polyaniline Composites. Composites Part B: Engineering. 2003; 34; 637-645.

Lau KT, Shi SQ and Cheng HM. Micro-mechanical Properties and Morphological Observation on Fractured Surfaces of Carbon Nanotube Composites Pre-treated At Different Temperature. Comp. Sci. Tech., 2003; 63:1161-1164.

Hui D, Alexandrescu, Chipara M, Morjan I, Aldica Gh, Chipara MD and Lau KT. Impedance Spectroscopy Studies on Doped Polyanlines. J. Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials. 2004; 6(3): 817-824.

Lau KT, Li HL, Lim DS and Hui D. Recent Development and Future Research Trend on Nanotube/polymer Composite Materials (Invited paper). Annals of European Academy of Science. 2003:1: 314-330.

Meng XL, Cai W, Lau KT, Zhou LM and Zhao LC. Effect of Training on Two-way shape memory Effect and Its Stability in a Ti-Ni-Hf High Temperature Shape Memory Alloy. J. Mater. Tech. 2003; 16(6): 590-592.

Lau KT, Shi SQ and Zhou LM. Mirco-hardness and Flexural Properties of Randomly-oriented Carbon Nanotube Composites. J. Comp. Mater., 2003; 37(4): 365-376.

Meng XL, Lau KT, Zhou LM, Cai W and Zhao L. C. Design and Stability of Shape Memory Alloys Springs Subjected to a Constant Axial Load. J. Mater. Sci. Tech., 2003; 11(1): 1-11.

Yuan LB, Zhou LM, Jin W and Lau KT, Effect of Thermally Induced Strain on Optical Fiber Sensor Embedded in Cement-based Composites. Optical Fiber Technology.2003; 9: 95-106.

Lau KT, Zhou LM and Tao XM. Control of a Clamped-clamped Composite Beam with Embedded Shape Memory Alloys Actuators. Composite Structures, 2002; 58: 39-47.

Lau KT, Tam WY, Zhou LM. and Meng XL. Morphological Study on Twisted NiTi Wires for Smart Composite Systems. Mater. Lett., 2002; 57: 364-368.

Meng XL, Tong YX, Lau KT, Zhou LM and Zhao LC. Effect of Cu Addition on Phase Transformation of TiNiHf High Temperature Shape Memory Alloys. Mater. Lett., 2002; 57(2): 452-456.
Lau KT and Shi SQ. Failure Mechanics of Carbon Nanotube/epoxy Composites Pretreated in Different Temperature Environments. Carbon, 2002; 40: 2965-2968.

Lau KT, Poon CK, Yam LH and Zhou LM. Bonding Behaviour at a NiTi/epoxy Interface: SEM Observation and Theoretical Study. Materials Science Forum, 2002; 394-395: 527-530.

@  Lau KT and Hui D. The Revolutionary Creation of New Advanced Materials - Carbon Nanotube Composites. Composite Part B: Engineering, 2002; 33: 263-277.

Lau KT and Hui D. Effectiveness of using Carbon Nanotubes as Nano-reinforcements for Advanced Composite Structures. Carbon, 2002; 40: 1605-1606.

Lau KT, Chan WL, Shi SQ and Zhou LM. Debond induced by Strain Recovery of an Embedded NiTi wire at a NiTi/epoxy interface: Micro-scale Observation. Materials and Design, 2002; 23: 265-270.

Yuan LB, Zhou LM, Lau KT, Jin W and Demokan MS Fiber Optic Extensometer for Concrete Deformation Measurements, Review of Scientific Instruments, 2002; 73: 2469-2474.

Lau KT, Yuan LB and Zhou LM. Applications of Composites, Optical Fibre Sensors and Smart Composites for Concrete Rehabilitation: An Overview. Appl. Comp. Mater., 2002; 9: 221-247.

Lau KT and Zhou LM. Investigation on Strengthening and Strain Sensing Techniques for Concrete Structures using FRP Composites and FBG Sensors. Mater. Struct., 2001; 34: 42-50.

Lau KT and Zhou LM. The Mechanical Behaviour of Composite-wrapped Concrete Column Subjected to Uni-axial Compression Load. Comp. Struct., 2001; 52: 189-198.

Lau KT and Zhou LM. Mechanical Performance of Composite-strengthened Concrete Structures. Composites Part B: Engineering, No.1 32 (2001) 21-31.

Lau KT, Chan CC, Zhou LM and Jin W. Strain Monitoring in Composite-strengthened Concrete Structures using Optical Fibre Sensors. Comp. Pt. B: Engg., 2001; 32(1): 33-45.

Lau KT, Shi SQ and Zhou LM. Estimation of Stress Intensity Factor (KI) for the Plate Bonded Concrete Beams by using Superposition Method. Mag. Con. Res., 2001; 53: 31-41.

Lau KT, Zhou LM and Ye L. Rehabilitating and Real-time Strain Monitoring on Concrete Structures using Advanced Composites and Optical Fibre Sensor, Mag. Soc. Manu. Eng., 2001; CM01-02. Invited.

Chan CC, Gao YJ, Lau KT, Ho HL, Zhou LM and Jin W. Characterisation of Crosstalk of a TDM FBG Sensor Array using a Laser Source. Optics and Laser Technology, 2001; 33: 299-304.

Lau KT, Yuan LB and Zhou LM. Thermal Effects on Embedded Grating Sensor for FRP Structure. Smart Mater. and Struct.,  2001; 10: 705-712.

Yuan LB, Jin W, Zhou LM and Lau KT. The Temperature Characteristic of Fibre-optic Pre-embedded Concrete Bar Sensor. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 2001; 93: 206-213.

Lau KT, Dutta PK, Zhou LM and Hui D. Mechanics of Bonds in An FRP Bonded Concrete Beam. Comp. Pt. B: Engineering, 2001; 32: 491-502.

Lau KT, Yuan LB, Zhou LM and Woo CH. Strain Monitoring in FRP Laminates and Concrete Beam using FBG Sensors. Comp. Struct., 2001; 53: 9-20.

Chan KC, Jin W, Lau KT and Zhou LM. Multi-point Strain Measurement of Composite-bonded Concrete Materials with a FMCW Multiplexed FBG Sensor Array. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 2000; 87: 19-25.

Lau KT, Zhou LM and Woo CH. Strengthening and Strain Monitoring Concrete Structures using Fibreglass Composites and FBG Sensor. Mater. Sci. Res. Inter., 1999; 5(3): 216-221.

Lau KT, Zhou LM and Ye L. Investigation on Upgrading and Health Monitoring the Civil Concrete Structures using FRP and FBG Sensor. Adv. Comp. Letter., 1999; 8(6): 323-332.