College Master

Dr. Y-T Lau, 劉潤東博士

劉潤東博士在美國麻省理工學院取得物理博士後,於馬里蘭大學和太空總署任研究員近十年,曾獲頒美國「國家研究院」獎研金。研究項目包括等離子體物理、太陽物理、混沌和非線性現象。

最近二十年,劉博士在資訊企業工作,擔任高級軟件工程師/技術副總裁,帶領跨領域技術團隊,研究和發展企業軟件架構,是對象技術和開放標準的專家。

劉博士毅然於事業高峰回澳投身教育事業,跟他的“三重背景”密切相關。首先,劉博士在澳門成長和完成中學,對澳門的脈搏非常了解。他將以學生為重心,書院為平台,促進學生開闊眼界,從彈丸之地,走向粵港澳大灣區和國際社會。

其次,劉博士曾在廣州居住求學,與珠三角結下多方面的聯繫。他將致力推動書院與周邊企業的互動合作,輔助書院學生參加粵港澳大灣區企業的實習項目,並藉此為澳門經濟多元化創造條件。

最後,作為長期在大型企業和義務團體工作的回歸學人,劉博士將適當地應用企業管理經驗,帶領書院團隊,輔導學生服務社群,融入澳門社會,接觸周邊企業運作,從而有效地提升學生的軟實力,國際競爭力,和事業發展機會。

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.