Professor Alan Kin-tak Lau was appointed in 2016 and currently holds the position of Pro Vice-Chancellor (International and Digital Research). He is responsible for supporting and enhancing Swinburne’s global ranking profile while also strengthening its research performance by linking the university with high quality industrial partners and developing joint research programs and centres. He is also required to oversee Swinburne's digital research activities and key research initiatives.
Alan’s expertise is in the areas of aviation, advanced materials and manufacturing, and product design and development. In 2008, he was also appointed as World Class University Chair Professor of Chonbuk National University under the support of the Ministry of Education, Korea. In 2013, he was elected International Vice President of The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). In 2014, he was appointed Alex Wong/Gigi Wong Endowed Professor in Product Design Engineering. Currently, he is Fellow of European Academy of Sciences and European Academy of Sciences and Arts.
Professor Lau is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the King’s Flair International (Holdings) Limited, a Director of Oceania Cybersecurity Centre Company Limited and a Director of Stawell Underground Physics Company.
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