Dr. Chung-Ping Lai, Director/CEO
Dr. Chung-Ping Lai received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Ceramics Science and Engineering of Rutgers University in 1992.
After receiving his Ph.D., Dr. Chung-Ping Lai worked three years in the Industrial Research Technology Institute (ITRI) in Taiwan. While at ITRI he was awarded 12 patents in nanomechanics, ceramic composite materials and plasma devices. He has worked as senior global management in many globally-renowned vacuum equipment companies such as Unaxis (currently Oerlikon), Applied Films (currently Applied Materials NASDAQ: AMAT) and Veeco (NASDAQ: VECO). During these tenures, Dr. Lai secured more than $1.5 billion USD in revenue across the display, LED, data storage and semiconductor industries.
He has helped establish start-up companies such as Silecs, a materials company in the microelectronics industry, and started SunMark, a capacitive battery company. More recently, Dr. Lai was invited by National Graphene Institute(NGI) to setup BGT Materials Limited in Manchester in Oct., 2013. Currently, he is the Director and CEO of BGT Materials, director of Graphene Lighting PLC and director of Graphene Security Limited.
Ruru Lu, Director/Vice President
Ruru Lu received her M.B.A. degree from Ming Chuan University in 2000. After earning her M.S. Degree, she has served as Senior Project Manager in various consumer electronics companies. With her leadership, substantial growth of products including DVD Player/Recorder devices, Bluetooth earphone, Wi-Fi router, GPS navigation and RF communication modules were marketed successfully with her research and production management in these companies. Her achievement in project management led to her recruitment as AVP in the Display of Applied Film division of Applied Films Corp. (Nasdaq: AFCO). After the AFCO and Applied Materials (Nasdaq: AMAT) merge, Ms. Lu managed the R&D, Sales and Operation teams. She also has Regional VP experience in various start-up companies. She helped to setup BGT Materials Limited in Manchester and became Director and Vice President of BGT Materials in 2013.
During last 12 months, she continue to be key team in setting up Graphene Lighting PLC and Graphene Security Limited.