Dr. LAI Wai Chiu King (賴偉超)


Visiting address
Phone: +852 34429099

Author IDs


Education & Experience

2006 - 2012

Postdoctoral Researcher

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Michigan State University

2002 - 2005


Automation and Computer-Aided Engineering

Chinese University of Hong Kong

2000 - 2002


Automation and Computer-Aided Engineering

Chinese University of Hong Kong

1997 - 2000


Mechanical and Automation Engineering

Chinese University of Hong Kong



  1. 2019 CityU Outstanding Supervisor Award Scheme

  2. 2019 First Prize (Construction Sustainability), CIC Construction Innovation Award

  3. 2019 Best Poster Award, the 19th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-Nano)

  4. 2017 Second Prize (Construction Safety), CIC Construction Innovation Award

  5. 2017 Best Engineering Design Award, Best Artistic Design Award, and Best Team Spirit Award, Robocon 2017 - Hong Kong Contest

  6. 2016 Third Prize, “Challenge Cup” National Competition – Hong Kong Regional Final
    2016 Outstanding Project Award, HKIE Student Project Competition (MI Division)

  7. 2016 First Prize, IEEE EMBS Hong Kong-Macau Chapter Student Competition
    2016 Best Poster Presentation Award, CityU CSE Discovery and Innovation Gala

  8. 2015/2016 Teaching Excellent Award, City University of Hong Kong

  9. 2014 Silver Award, HKEIA Innovation & Technology Project Competition
  10. 2013/2014 Outstanding Academic Performance Award for Research Degree Students (PhD Student: FANG Yuqiang)
  11. 2013 Best Conference Paper Award, the 13th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-Nano)

Research Interests/Areas

  • Scanning probe microscopy
  • Micro-/nano-manipulation
  • Nano electronics and devices
  • Photovoltaics
  • Bio-nanotechnology


King Wai Chiu LAI is currently an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at City University of Hong Kong. He was the postdoc in the Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan State University (MSU), USA. He received his B. Eng. degree in Mechanical and Automation Engineering, M. Phil and Ph.D. degrees in Automation and Computer-Aided Engineering, all from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).


He has over 17 years of research experience in micro/nano manipulation and micro/nano assembly. His main research interests include development of micro/nano sensors using MEMS and nanotechnology; design and fabrication of MEMS/nano systems and devices, optical sensing system and photovoltaics, nanobiotechnology, automation and manipulation of micro/nano scale systems. He has been devoting to the research and development of nanomanufacturing technology for various nanodevices. He developed a micro/nano robot  and a microinjection system for microassembly and microspotting of nanomaterials such as carbon nanotube, graphene etc. He has also developed apply the systems for the observation and manipulation of different biological samples such as living cells and DNA strands. He published more than 80 peer-reviewed conference papers, book chapters and high-quality journals in the field of micromanipulation, nanorobotics and MEMS devices.


His papers were nominated as the Best Conference Paper in international conferences. He has authored/co-authored 50 journal papers, 5 invention patents/pending patents, 9 book chapters and 61 conference papers. He also served as Organizing Committee Chair for 2009, 2010 IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference, 2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems and Technical Session Chair for 2007, 2010, 2011 IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology Conferences, 2010 IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular System and 2010 IEEE International Conference on Nano/Molecular Medicine and Engineering.