Mr. Lau is Chief Technology Officer – Emeritus, and a consultant to SES. He joined the Company in September 2008 as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, and upon his retirement in 2018, is continuing to further SES Gasification Technology commercialization and development. Previously, Mr. Lau was the 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 feedstocks 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.