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Professor Shu Ping Lau obtained his Ph.D degree in Materials Engineering from the University of Swansea in 1995. He joined Nanyang Technological University (NTU) as Assistant Professor in 1998. He joined the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in 2008 as a Professor. Prof Lau is a Chair Professor, and he has been the head of the Department of Applied Physics since 2013. He is also the Director of the University Research Facility in Materials Characterization and Device Fabrication and manages over US$20M worth of research facilities, including electrochemical atomic force microscopy, scanning transmission electron microscopy, and class 100 cleanroom. Prof Lau is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He has published over 400 journal papers. He attracted over US$23 M in external research grants and completed over 25 research projects. Prof. Lau’s current research focuses on nanomaterials and energy materials, particularly the synthesis of 2D materials for optoelectronic, electrocatalysis, and energy storage applications. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Science, The Polytechnic of North London

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wales


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