Yang Hao Lau

Research Engineer


Research engineer with expertise in materials modeling, including 7 years of experience in algorithm development and implementation, high performance computing, and applied statistics and mathematics.

Work History

Work History

Research Engineer

Sep 2008 - Present
Institute of High Performance Computing, Agency for Science, Technology and Research

Model materials processes: nucleation and growth, and diffusion.

Employ computational methods: kinetic Monte Carlo, molecular dynamics, time cone, moment reconstruction, and population balance.

Collaborate on projects in oil and gas, and aerospace.

Publish journal and conference papers, promote open source software, and mentor students.

Bank Intern

Jun 2007 - Aug 2007
Development Bank of Singapore

Edited credit policy documents.

Developed credit reporting database.

Created process maps outlining operating procedures.

Research Assistant

May 2006 - Aug 2006
Cornell University

Designed interferometer for noise reduction in single-molecule experiments.

Characterized lasers, optics, and microscopes.

Developed code for data acquisition and analysis.

Relief Teacher

Jul 2004 - Aug 2005
Raffles Institution

Taught math and science to secondary school classes of 30 students.

Military Policeman

Jan 2002 - May 2004
Singapore Armed Forces

Enforced military discipline through several operations: anti-riot, spot checks, and offender arrests.

Trained for wartime operations: HQ security, traffic control, and prisoner-of-war management.



M.Eng. Engineering Physics

Aug 2007 - May 2008
Cornell University

GPA: 4.3

Earned David Delano Clark Award for best project: Compensation of wake-field-driven energy spread in Energy Recovery Linacs.

B.Sc. (Summa Cum Laude) Engineering Physics

Aug 2004 - Dec 2007
Cornell University

GPA: 4.2

On dean's list every semester.

Earned Trevor R. Cuykendall Outstanding Senior Award.



Software Usage

Unix~Office~LaTeX~Origin~Solaris Studio~Visual Studio~Comsol~Labview

Code Development

C++~Fortran~Java~Visual Basic~Python~Julia~Matlab~Mathematica

High Performance Computing


Language Proficiency



Jhon, M., Lau, Y. H., Quek, S. S., Wu, D. T. (2013). Inverse processing-structure relation for the nucleation and growth mechanism: proceedings of 2012 MRS Fall Meeting held in Boston, 25-29 November 2012, v1524. Cambridge University Press.

Lau, Y. H., & Wu, D. T. (2012). Multiple-to-dominant path collapse of linked-flux model for diffusion-limited nucleation. Journal of Crystal Growth: Special Issue for ICMAT, 362C, 13-15.

Lau, Y. H., P. Iványi & B.H.V. Topping (Eds.). (2011). A provident parallel dynamic Monte Carlo method: proceedings of the Second International Conference on Parallel, Distributed, Grid and Cloud Computing for Engineering held in Ajaccio, 12-15 April 2011. Paper 70. Civil-Comp Press.

G.H. Hoffstaetter, M.G. Billing, Y.H. Lau. (2008). Wake-field Compensation in Energy Recovery Linacs. Proceedings EPAC 08, Genoa/IT, 4340-TUPP039.

G.H. Hoffstaetter, Y.H. Lau. (2008). Compensation of Wakefield-driven Energy Spread in Energy Recovery Linacs. Physical Review ST-AB, 11(7).