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Kenneth K. S. Lau

Dr. Kenneth Lau
Office: CAT 278
Phone: 215-895-6049
Fax: 215-895-5837
Website: Research Group Website
Faculty Video: "Introducing our CBE Faculty: Prof. Kenneth Lau"


PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000; BEng (Chem), National University of Singapore, 1995

Selected Awards

Sabbatical Leave Award, 2013 (HKUST)
NSF CAREER Award, 2008
ACS PRF New Investigator Award, 2008

Research Interests

Polymer thin films and devices
Energy capture (solar cells)
Energy storage (supercapacitors, batteries)
Surface engineering (superhydrophobicity, superhydrophilicity)

Selected Publications

Nejati, S.; Minford, T.E.; Smolin, Y.Y.; Lau, K.K.S. Enhanced charge storage of ultrathin polythiophene films within porous nanostructures. ACS Nano 2014, 8, 5413–5422. []

Ölçero─člu, E.; Hsieh, C.-Y.; Rahman, M.M.; Lau, K.K.S.; McCarthy, M. Full-field dynamic characterization of superhydrophobic condensation on biotemplated nanostructured surfaces. Langmuir 2014, 30, 7556–7566. []

Bavarian, M.; Nejati, S.; Lau, K.K.S.; Lee, D.; Soroush, M. Theoretical and experimental study of a dye-sensitized solar cell. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2014, 53, 5234–5247. []

Laird, E.D.; Bose, R.K.; Hao, Q.; Lau, K.K.S.; Li, C.Y. Electric field-induced, reversible lotus-to-rose transition in nanohybrid sish kebab paper with hierarchical roughness. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2013, 5, 12089-12098. []

Bose, R.K.; Nejati, S.; Stufflet, D.R.; Lau, K.K.S. Graft polymerization of anti-fouling PEO surfaces by liquid-free initiated chemical vapor deposition. Macromolecules 2012, 45, 6915-6922. []

Nejati, S.; Lau, K.K.S. Vapor deposition synthesis of tunable unsubstituted polythiophene. Langmuir 2011, 27, 15223-15229. []

Nejati, S.; Lau, K.K.S. Pore filling of nanostructured electrodes in dye sensitized solar cells by initiated chemical vapor deposition. Nano Letters 2011, 11, 419-423. []