Emeritus, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
William K. M. Lau received his B. Sc. (Mathematics and Physics) in 1972, and B. Sc. Special (Applied Mathematics), in 1973 from University of Hong Kong, both with 1st Class Honors. He received his MS in Physics, and PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA. His research work spans more than three decades covering a wide range of topics in climate dynamics, tropical and monsoon meteorology, ocean-atmosphere interaction, aerosol-water cycle interaction, climate variability and climate change. Dr. Lau published 250 refereed papers, articles in encyclopedia, and book chapters.