Mr. Lau is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. He joined SES in September 2008. He is responsible for technology commercialization and continued development. Mr. Lau was also Executive Director of Gasification and Gas Processing Center at the Gas Technology Institute (GTI), where he led R&D, demonstration, and deployment programs aimed at the clean, efficient conversion of coal, biomass, and other feed stocks to SNG, electricity, hydrogen, and clean liquid fuels. He was involved in the development of several gasification and related technologies. Mr. Lau has published numerous papers on energy topics and holds several patents on energy conversion systems. He won the 2003 Pitt Award for his contributions to coal conversion R&D. He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, and a M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University.