Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Lau Gih Keong

Assistant Professor

School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
College of Engineering

Phone: (+65)6790 6825
Office: N3.2-01-17

  • PhD Delft University of Technology 2007
  • MEng Nanyang Technological University 2001
  • BEng(Mech)(Hons) Nanyang Technological University 1998
Gih-Keong Lau received his bachelor and master degrees in mechanical engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 1998 and 2001 respectively. He received his PhD degree of mechanical engineering in 2007 from the Delft University of Technology. Since 2008, he has been an assistant professor with the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, at Nanyang Technological University. His research interests are in the areas of micro-electro-mechanical actuators, electro-active polymers, compliant mechanisms, and bio-inspired micro-air vehicles
Research Interests
Assistant Professor Lau Gih Keong’s research focus is on actuator technology and bio-mimetic system, covering the aspects of the actuator fundamentals, design, material, micro-fabrication and system integration. He has extensively studied and developed various smart structures and active materials, which include piezoelectric, electrostrictive, electromagnetic, and electro-thermal ones. Various novel actuators were successfully developed and applied to precision micro-systems and bio-inspired micro-robots.
Current Projects
  • A Novel Approach To Drive Flapping-Wings via DC Motors, directly from an alternating motion of the motor, exploiting resonance between the wing and a torsional elastic structure
  • Development of Polymer Actuators as Artificial Muscles for Micro-robots
  • Energy-Efficient Elastic Wing Clappers for Micro-Air Vehicles
  • Flapping wing MAVs - Towards the next generation air vehicle
  • Laser Doppler Vibrometer for Characterizing Micro-Motion in Actuators
  • MEMS for Smartphone Camera's Autofocus
  • Optimized MEMS for Smartphone Camera's Autofocus
  • Smart Window of Tunable Transparency for Microscopic Crumpling of Transparent Thin Films
Selected Publications

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