College Master

Dr. Y-T Lau, 劉潤東博士






After receiving his Ph.D. in Physics from MIT, Dr. Lau performed basic research as a research scientist at the University of Maryland and NASA for about 10 years.  He was a recipient of the US National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council Research Associateship Award and published extensively in nonlinear science and chaos, plasma physics, and solar physics.

In the past 20 years, Dr. Lau worked in the IT industry, serving as senior software scientist/Vice President of Technology.  He led cross-disciplinary teams on enterprise architecture projects.  He is also a recognized expert on object-oriented technology and open standards.

Dr. Lau grew up and finished high school in Macau.  He is keenly aware of Macau’s cultural heritage and current development.  He will take a student-centric approach and leverage UM’s Residential College to help broaden students’ horizon and prepare them for the global market.  He lived and studied in Guangzhou before and maintains a close tie with the Pearl River Delta region.  In addition to student activities within Residential College, he will facilitate partnerships between Residential College and businesses in the region and mentor students to participate in internship programs.

Finally, Dr. Lau will also apply his rich corporate experience to effectively lead Residential College staff and student teams to connect with the local Macau society and interact with private and public sectors in the region. This will help improve students’ soft skills, elevate their global competitiveness, and enhance their future career development.