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Ir. Dr. Lau Kwan Yiew, CEng, MIET, SMIEEE

Senior Lecturer / Quality Manager (Calibration)

P06-107, Institute of High Voltage and High Current, School of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.

E-mail : kwanyiew@utm.my

Tel. : +60 7 553 5615

Biography

Lau Kwan Yiew (K. Y. Lau) was born in Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia. He received his BEng degree in Electrical Engineering with First Class Honours from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2007. After working as an Electronics Development Engineer at Dyson Malaysia, he joined the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia as a Tutor in 2008. He then completed his MEng degree in Electrical Power Engineering at the same university in 2010. Later in 2013, he received his PhD degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom. He is now a Senior Lecturer and the Quality Manager (Calibration) at the Institute of High Voltage and High Current, School of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia; he served as the Laboratory Head at the institute from 2015 until 2017. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) of the Engineering Council, United Kingdom, a Professional Engineer (PEng) of the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a Senior Member of the IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS). He is also the Past Chair of the IEEE DEIS Malaysia Chapter and a Committee Member of Malaysian High Voltage Network (MyHVnet). His research interests include high voltage engineering, dielectric materials and renewable energy systems.

Academic Qualifications

  1. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Electronics and Electrical Engineering, October 2010 - October 2013, University of Southampton, United Kingdom.
  2. Master of Engineering (MEng) in Electrical - Power (CGPA 3.98 out of 4.00), December 2008 - May 2010, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia.
  3. Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in Electrical (First Class Honours, CGPA 3.70 out of 4.00), May 2002 - April 2007, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia.

Work Experiences

  1. Senior Lecturer, October 2013 - Present, School of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
  2. Tutor, June 2008 - October 2013, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
  3. Electronics Development Engineer, July 2007 - May 2008, Dyson Manufacturing Pte. Ltd., Senai, Malaysia.
  4. Electrical Engineer (Trainee), May 2006 - July 2006, Taiko Electronics (M) Pte. Ltd., Senai, Malaysia.

Professional Memberships

  1. Professional Engineer (PEng), Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM).
  2. Chartered Engineer (CEng), Engineering Council (EC).
  3. Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS).
  4. Member, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).