Professor Kei May Lau
The J J Thomson Medal for Electronics is awarded to Professor Kei May Lau for her fundamental work in compound semiconductor materials and device physics.
This work has led to the development of technologies critical to present-day energy-efficient and high-performance photonics and electronics.
Her work has also had major impact on current high-speed and low power optoelectronic devices for ubiquitous internet communication.
As one of the few female world-renowned researchers in the electronics and optoelectronics technology sector, Professor Lau is a prominent role model for generations of women engineers entering this promising field.
Professor Lau is recognised for her work in heteroepitaxy of III-V photonics (lasers, LEDs and photodetectors) and electronics (millimetre wave, logic and power transistors), as well as GaN LEDs on Si substrates.