Professor Alan K. T. Lau is Executive Director of the Centre of Excellence in Engineered Fibre Composites, The University of Southern Queensland. Concurrently, he is also Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He was a recipient of the Hong Kong Young Scientist Award 2002, Hong Kong Young Engineer of the Year Award 2004 and Award for Outstanding Research 2006 in ICCE-14, Colorado USA. He is also the Regional Editor of American Journal of Applied Sciences, Editor of Advanced Materials Research, Associate Editor of Structural Health Monitoring - an International Journal, Nano-materials and The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Transactions. He has been serving as Guest Editor and Editorial Board Member for more than 8 international journals. In addition, he has published more than 200 articles and his publications have been cited over 1600 times since 2002. Currently, he has several projects on smart wing and smart composites wind turbines with NASA and Boeing R&D Ltd.