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1982   University of British Columbia                  Ph.D

1976   The Chinese University of Hong Kong      B.S.

Work Experience

1986-1997       University of Western Ontario                  Professor

1997-2005       The Chinese University of Hong Kong    Professor

Research Interests

Flexible thin film solar cells,Advanced green manufacturing technology

Selected  Publications

1.X.L. Fan, Y.F. Zhang, W.M. Lau, and Z.F. Liu, "Adsorption of triplet O2 on Si(100): the crucial step in the initial oxidation of a silicon surface",Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 016101(2005).

2.H.R. Wang, C.W. Ong, Y.C. Tsui, and W.M. Lau, "Manually operated scratch tester for characterization of mechanical properties of thin films", Rev. Sci. Instrum. 76, 016101(2005).

3.Z. Zheng, X.D. Xu, X.L. Fan, W.M. Lau, and R.W.M. Kwok, "Ultrathin polymer film formation by collision-induced cross-linking of adsorbed organic molecules with hyperthermal protons", J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 126, 12336-12342 (2004).

4.S.F. Wong, C.W. Ong, G.K.H. Pang, Q. Li, and W.M. Lau, "Removal of sp2 -boron nitride transition layer in the growth of cubmic boron nitride films", Dia. Rel. Mater. 13, 1632-1637(2004).

5.S.F. Wong, C.W. Ong, G.K.H. Pang, K.Z. Baba-Kishi, and W.M. Lau, "Effects of the insertion of a thick sp2 buffer layer on the adhesion of cBN-richfilm", J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 22, 676-682(2004).

6.W.J. Yu, W.M. Lau*, S.P. Chan, Z.F. Liu, and Q.Q. Zhang, "Ab initio studies of phase transformation of boron nitride", Phys. Rev. B, 67, 14108(2003).

7.X.Y. Deng, W.M. Lau, KY. Wong, K.H. Low, H.F. Chow, Y. Cao, "High efficiency low operating voltage polymer light-emitting diodes with aluminium cathode", Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 3522-3524(2004).

8.C.W. Ong, H. Huang, B. Zheng, R.W.M. Kwok, Y.Y. Hui, and W.M. Lau*, "X-ray photoemission spectroscopy of non-metallic materials: Electronic structures of boron and BxOy", J. Appl. Phys. 95, 3527-3534(2004).

9.K.W. Wong, H. L. Yip, Y. Luo, K.Y. Wong, W.M. Lau*, K.H. Low, H.F. Chow, Z.Q. Gao, W.L. Yeung, and C.C. Chang, "Blocking reactions between indium-tin -oxide and poly (3,4-ethylene dioxythiophene) :poly (styrene sulphonate) with a self-assembly monolayer", Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 2788-2790(2002).

10.W.M. Lau and R.W.M. Kwok, Intern. J. Mass Spectroc. 174, 245 (1998).

11.W.M. Lau, Nucl. Instr. And Meth. B 131, 341 (1997).

12.P. Nowak, N.S. McIntyre, D.H. Hunter, I. Bello, and W.M. Lau, Surf. Interface Anal. 23, 873 (1995).13.J.Q. Sun, I. Bello, S. Bederka, and W.M. Lau, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 14,1382 (1996).