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Professor Daniel Lau Shu Ping, Head of AP

Chair Professor & Head of Department

Director of University Research Facility in 
Materials Characterization & Device Fabrication 

Professor Daniel S.P. LAU

Established in 1987, the Department of Applied Physics has experienced rapid growth to be a world-class centre for research and education in applied physics. The Department has over 30 faculty members, 16 support staff, 100 research staff, 100 graduate students pursuing MPhil or PhD degrees and 250 undergraduate and sub-degree students. Our graduates have served society in key positions and significantly contributed to Hong Kong’s development from an industrial-based to a knowledge-based economy. In addition, we have over 30 laboratories with advanced equipment and facilities supporting our teaching and research. We strive for excellence in teaching, research, and professional services. 

Today, we have a young and dynamic team of faculty members with diverse educational backgrounds from top-notch universities worldwide, dedicated to teaching and research. Our major research areas include Nanomaterials & Micro/Nanoelectronics, Machine Learning & Computational Physics, Green Energy & Carbon Neutrality, Photonic, Plasmonics & Optoelectronics, and Quantum Physics & Devices. Our faculty members published broadly in reputable journals, including Science, Nature Materials, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Electronics, Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, Nano Letters, ACS Nano, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie, Physical Review Letters, and others. In addition, we have been awarded over $200 million in external research grants since 2013. Thanks to the efforts of our faculty members, researchers, alumni, and students. We continue to play a leading role in our discipline, both nationally and internationally.


Prof Daniel S. P. Lau

Head, Department of Applied Physics

Chair Professor & Head of Department 

Director of University Research Facility in Materials Characterization & Device Fabrication


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