Professor Alan Kin-tak Lau was appointed in 2016 and currently holds the position of Pro Vice-Chancellor (International Research Development). He is responsible for supporting and enhancing Swinburne’s global ranking profile while also strengthening its research performance by linking the uUniversity with high quality international scholars.
Alan’s expertise is in the areas of aviation, advanced materials and manufacturing, and product design and development. He is also appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of the King’s Flair International (Holdings) Limited and also elected as International Vice President of The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). He is Fellow of European Academy of Sciences and European Academy of Sciences and Arts.
In 2008, he was also appointed as World Class University Chair Professor of Chonbuk National University, Korea. In 2014, he was appointed as Alex Wong/Gigi Wong Endowed Professor in Product Design Engineering.